Villa Albertine is a cultural institution formed by a collaborative network between France and the United States. Our partners serve as the backbone of this network. Whether they are collaborating with us to curate an artists’ residency, joining forces to bring a professional program to life, or lending financial support to amplify Villa Albertine’s actions and impact, the institutions cited below, based in France, the United States, and around the globe, play an integral role in all aspects of the Villa.
The Académie Goncourt was founded by French writer Edmond de Goncourt. At his death in 1896 he willed that his assets be used to support this literary society, helping to ensure that each year ten writers would award an annual prize to a “work of great imagination in prose”. The Goncourt Prize (Prix Goncourt), first awarded in 1903, quickly grew into a mark of great prestige, launching winning authors into major domestic and international success. On November 3, 2022, the “Academy of Ten” will announce the 120th Goncourt Prize.
Founded by artists in 1953, the ADAGP represents 170,000 authors worldwide, in all disciplines of visual art, including painting, sculpture, photography, design, graphic novels, street art, video art, digital art, architecture and more… At the heart of an international network of 50 partner organisations, the ADAGP collects and distributes royalties, protects artists and fights to improve authors’ rights. Today, it is the world’s top society of authors in the visual arts. Eager to place creativity at the heart of the world, the ADAGP encourages the creative scene by initiating and/or financially supporting projects to highlight visual arts and promote them on a national and international scale.
The Association for the International Diffusion of French Art brings together 300 collectors of modern art who are fully committed to the creativity quest. It was created in 1994 with the ambition to highlight the flourishing creativity of the French artistic scene and to promote the French art scene throughout the world.
ADIAF has created in 2000 the Prix Marcel Duchamp which is awarded annually to one among four shortlisted artists either born or residing in France and working in the field of visual arts. Organized since its founding in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, this seminal art Prize is considered today one of the most relevant vectors of information on contemporary art in France. Each year, four artists are nominated by an eleven-member committee of ADIAF. One winner is chosen among the four by an international jury consisting of private collectors and directors of major public institutions. The selection committee and the jury are renewed every year.
agnès b. is a privately owned, family operated company based in Paris that was founded by the designer in 1976. Today, the company operates 206 stores worldwide, a contemporary art center in Paris, four gallery boutiques, and publishes the hybrid art periodical Point d'Ironie.
The Alliance Française of New Orleans, is one of the leading providers of French language and culture education in the New Orleans area. Governed by a local nonprofit board, The Alliance Francaise of New Orleans is a member of the international network of Alliance Française chapters.
The mission of l’Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee is to promote, share, and enjoy the culture, language, and friendship of the French-speaking world.
The Alliance Française de Milwaukee was founded in 1918 as a social club and became an officially incorporated organization in 1992. It is a locally run and funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The Alliance Française de Milwaukee offers:
Part of the Alliance Française world-renowned international teaching network, we have been offering the highest-quality French instruction for over 25 years. With over 900 students, it is the only language school in Wisconsin dedicated to the instruction of French.
Cultural activities for adults and children that present a comprehensive look at francophone cultural in the 21st century.
Part of our mission is to provide members and students with a dynamic collection of quality materials that are enlightening and accessible to everyone.
The mission of Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul, an independent chapter of the Alliance Française worldwide network, is to serve our community by promoting the use and appreciation of French language and cultures through language classes, cultural programs, social events and information resources in Minneapolis and St Paul (MN).
Our vision is to build a community of people passionate about francophone culture in all its global diversity, and want to become–through high-quality native language instruction along with authentic and exciting cultural activities and social events–the indispensable destination for all things French!
American University is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world.
The Arab World Institute was established in 1987 by France and the member states of the Arab League to enhance knowledge and circulation of Arab culture in every form. A true space for encounters and exchange, it has contributed to the strengthening of cultural, political, economic and social ties between France and the Arab world for 30 years.
arc en rêve centre d’architecture was founded in Bordeaux in 1981. Its mission is to stimulate cultural awareness in the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscaping. The centre’s mission has both widely international and local components, structured around exhibitions, conferences, workshops and experimental activities designed to foster creative initiative, encourage critical thinking, and broaden perspectives of our changing world.
The brainchild of entrepreneur and philanthropist Frédéric Jousset, the Art Explora Foun-dation, which launched in November 2019, aims to close the cultural divide through a series of initiatives in France and abroad, drawing on new technologies and mobile systems open to everyone. It seeks to connect works with their audiences and to support new creation and innovation. The Foundation is supporting eight residencies for the inaugural season of Villa Albertine.
ARTE is a public service, cultural, and European media group.
Within ARTE France Digital Department, the team's aim is to support creativity, originality, and public service innovation for cross-platform and online projects.
We co-produce linear projects for digital distribution on arte.tv and social platforms as well as interactive and immersive projects, including video games.
Located in Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil, in the Seine-Saint-Denis department, the Ateliers Médicis endeavors to promote new and diverse artistic voices. Its artistic residencies, open to artists working in any artistic field, support the creation of works conceived in collaboration with French territories and fosters encounters between artists and inhabitants.
Created in 1972 and serving as the Centre chorégraphique national (CCN) since 1984, the Ballet national de Marseille has been directed successively by Roland Petit (1972-98), Marie-Claude Pietragalla (1998-2004), Frédéric Flamand (2004-14), Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten (2015-19). At its direction since 2019, (LA)HORDE has continued the BNM's policy of artistic openness and collaboration while also redefining those concepts with respect to the changing digital era and political issues of inclusiveness. The collective has imagined the BNM as a safe space, a place to reflect on the dynamics of representation and the circulation of artistic forms.
Founded in 1817, the Beaux-Arts de Paris is both a publishing house and a center of artistic training, experimentation, exhibitions, and conservation of historical and contemporary collections. The Beaux-Arts de Paris trains high-level artists and is an essential part of the international contemporary art scene.
The Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation carries on the mission entrusted to it twenty-five years ago by its founders, André and Liliane Bettencourt, with their daughter, Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers: “Help talent reach new heights.” This mission focuses on three fields: life sciences, the arts, and solidarity. It is driven by core values and beliefs that serve the public interest and social responsibility. The Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation and Villa Albertine have committed to a bold five-year plan to promote French artists and designers in the United States, while helping new residents travel to French villas all over the world. The Foundation is a founding patron of this residency program, which aligns with the philanthropic mission it has promoted for the past 20 years in support of artistic professions.
The BnF (National Library of France) looks after unique collections, brought together for five centuries. It preserves more than 40 million documents: 15 million books and journals, one of the finest collections of manuscripts in the world, 15 million iconographic documents (photographs, prints, posters, etc.), maps, plans, scores, coins, medals, theatrical sets and costumes, audio and audiovisual documents, video games to which the billions of files collected since 2006 have been added as part of the legal deposit of the French web.
Located in the Centre Pompidou, the Bibliothèque publique d'information has been open to all since 1977 -- six days a week and free of charge. Measuring at over 10,000 square meters in size, the library welcomes nearly 1.5 million visitors each year. It provides access to multidisciplinary collections, and holds many discussion panels and cultural events including in the field of documentary films.
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach that has a presence in 65 countries, with approximately 190,000 employees. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Commercial, Personal Banking & Services; Investment & Protection Services; and Corporate & Institutional Banking. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In the US, BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence to support its client base.
Business France is responsible for the international development of French companies, international investments in France and the economic promotion of France.
Founded by American artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), the Camargo Foundation fosters creativity, research, and experimentation through its international residency program for artists, scholars, and thinkers. Since 1971 Camargo has hosted nearly 1,000 individuals working in the arts and in humanities from all over the world. Located in Cassis, France, on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, the Foundation offers its residents both time and space in a supportive environment, giving them the freedom to think, create, and connect.
As a public establishment founded by the Ministry of Culture, the Centre national de la danse (National Dance Center) brings together all resources aimed at the sector of choreography and its publics in two places, in Pantin (in the Île-de-France region) and in Lyon (in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region). It supports and trains professional dancers, promotes amateur practice, assists with research, conserves and distributes choreographic heritage, and supports the creation of choreographic works in all forms, while promoting a dialogue with other artistic fields.
Created on January 1, 2020, the CNM is an organization designed to accompany and support the various stakeholders in the music sector, from artists and songwriters to labels, music publishers, concert promoters, venues, managers, sound engineers and retailers. The CNM is a public-private partnership, operating under the aegis of the French Ministry of Culture.
The Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap) is a public institution under the French Ministry of Culture. It manages over 105,000 works from France’s national contemporary art collection, the Fonds national d’art contemporain. It aims to support and promote artistic creation in France, and assists artists and art professionals with their projects.
Created in 1946, the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC) is a public administrative organization, set up as a separate and financially independent entity which comes under the authority of the French ministry of culture and communication. Its principal missions are regulatory: support for the film, broadcast, video, video games, immersive productions and technical industries; promotion of film and television for distribution to all audiences and preservation and development of the film heritage.
Since 1977, the Centre Pompidou has presented a rich programme at the crossroads between different art forms and audiences. Its iconic building is home to one of the world's largest modern and contemporary art collections, in addition to exhibitions, symposiums, festivals, shows, projections, and workshops for young audiences, making it an unparalleled cultural institution, deeply rooted in the cultural fabric of Paris and open to the world and to new innovation.
The Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris is a national public institution dedicated to musical performance, distribution, and education. It comprises 4 concert halls, the Musée de la musique, the Orchestra de Paris, temporary exhibition spaces, educational facilities, a media library, and rehearsal rooms. Its mission is to bring music to newer and broader audiences by promoting equal access for all to different forms of music. Each season, the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris holds some 500 concerts as well as 3 temporary exhibitions. It is also home to 4 resident ensembles, organises a vast range of educational activities, and coordinates the nationwide Démos youth orchestra programme.
The Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l'image is a unique public institution dedicated to the influence of the 7th art in France and internationally. Located in Angoulême, it includes a museum dedicated to comics, a old library, a public reading library, library, an international residence of authors and an art and essay cinema.
For more than a century, the Columbia Maison Française has been a leader in fostering intellectual and cultural exchange between the United States and France, Europe, and the French-speaking world. The rich program of events at the Maison Française generates debate, spotlights original scholarship, promotes exchange across disciplines at Columbia and beyond, and contributes to international and cross-cultural understanding in an increasingly global world.
The Consulate General of France in Quebec directs and manages political and economical relations between France and Quebec and maintains a constant dialogue between local interest groups and leaders about contemporary issues. Today, the Consulate’s core priorities are environmental protection, gender equality, francophony, youth, innovation, education, cultural and creative industries.
The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada promotes the best of French culture across Canada, including arts, language, education, science and research.
The DC Jazz Fest as a non-profit service organization is an annual jazz festival held for nearly two weeks in Washington, DC. The DCJF organization provides enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz as a singular and original art form.
Dumbarton Oaks is a Harvard University research institute, library, museum, and garden located in Washington, DC. The institution is the legacy of Robert and Mildred Bliss, collectors of art and patrons of learning in the humanities.
Ecole Boulle is an internationally-renowned educational institution whose name is synonymous with expertise, cultural heritage and high standards, and whose courses are a reference. The school is highly reputed in the field of artistic craftsmanship, and also for the excellence of its design cursus. The staff’s cross - design and crafts - perspective on teaching guarantees continuous innovation in their professional practice.
A wellspring of intellectual, creative and artistic development for over 250 years, the École des Arts Décoratifs aims to prove a new generation of artists, designers and creators with the tools they need to transform tomorrow's world. Every year, the École des Arts Décoratifs trains over 800 students in 10 departments : Art, Interior Architecture, Animation, Graphic Design, Product Design, Textile and Texture Design, Fashion Design, Printed Image, Photography/Video and Stage Design.
Since its creation in 1979, Cinéma du réel has become the definitive documentary film festival in France. Cinéma du réel is a testament to the importance of creating a dialogue between contemporary documentary films and those of the past. In celebration of both diversity in writing and of ideas, the festival brings together a large and highly inquisitive audience.
To reveal the new European filmmakers, to make discover the history and the cinematographic heritage, to emphasize the diversity of the European market, to form a new public for the cinema and to accompany the scriptwriters in their work of writing, such are the principal objectives of the Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers, recognized by the artists and the professionals, followed by a broad public and supported by many partners and personalities.
Film at Lincoln Center is dedicated to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema and enriching film culture through the programming of festivals, series, retrospectives, and new releases; the publication of Film Comment; and the presentation of podcasts, talks, special events, and artist initiatives.
The Florence Gould Foundation is devoted to French-American exchange and friendship. It has provided critical and longstanding support to enable the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and its partner FACE Foundation to foster French-American exchange across disciplines and make the very best of French and francophone culture accessible to diverse communities across the United States. The Florence Gould Writers’ Residency at Villa Albertine will create exceptional and enduring opportunities for literary creation for the most promising and innovative French and Francophone authors.
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is a private cultural institution whose mission is to promote all fields of contemporary artistic creation to the international public through a program of temporary exhibitions, live performances and lectures. Created in 1984 by the Maison Cartier, the historic institution is located in Paris in a building designed by the architect Jean Nouvel. Fostering surprising and unexpected encounters between artists, scientists, philosophers, musicians and architects from around the world, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain has over the years developed a program of distinctive contemporary art exhibitions on subjects ranging from science to cinema, dance to design, and has built a unique collection that brings together more than 2,000 works by 500 artists of 50 different nationalities. For more than two decades, the Fondation Cartier has engaged in projects that examine and address the most urgent issues facing the environment, animal life and indigenous peoples. . In recent years the Fondation has initiated partnerships with major international institutions, organizing exhibitions in Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Milan, Boston and Shanghai.
Located in The Parc des Ateliers, a former railway wasteland covering an area of 27 acres where seven old factories from the 19th-century industrial heritage dwell in perfect harmony with The Tower designed by Frank Gehry, Luma in Arles is an interdisciplinary creative campus. Through exhibitions, conferences, live performances, architecture and design, thinkers, artists, researchers, and scientists question the relationships between art, culture, environment, education, and research.
Founded in 1996, the Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF) is a unique partnership between the SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music) in France and the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Pictures Association (MPA) & the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) overseas. The FACF is funded by revenue from private copying in France for the purpose of promoting cultural exchange between France and the United States around a common passion for cinematographic and television creation.
The Ford Foundation is a global grant-making philanthropy that works to disrupt inequality in all its forms. Across eight decades, the Ford Foundation’s mission has been to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. The Ford Foundation works in 11 regional offices around the world and supports programs in more than 50 countries. Support from the Ford Foundation will enable Villa Albertine to welcome five residents from across the African continent each year and strengthen its professional programs in the visual and performing arts.
With more than 2000 film screenings every year, thematic cycles, festivals, international guests and TUMO Paris, Center for Creative Technologies for 12 to 18-year-olds, the Forum des images, sited in the city center, is a major place dedicated to cinema and digital creation.
Founded in 1996, the Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF) is a unique partnership between the SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music) in France and the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Pictures Association (MPA) & the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) overseas. The FACF is funded by revenue from private copying in France for the purpose of promoting cultural exchange between France and the United States around a common passion for cinematographic and television creation.
The French International Book Office (BIEF) works to assist French publishers with international development: assisting with the creation of "French" stands at book fairs, organization of professional meetings in France and abroad, in person or on-line, catalog editing, baseline studies on world markets... Its subsidiary French Publishers' Agency in New York offers English-language rights serves.
Galerie Kugel, located in the Hôtel Collot opposite from Place de la Concorde in the center of Paris since 2004, has become an obligatory stop for art collectors, curators, and amateurs alike. Nicolas and Alexis Kugel represent the fifth generation of a family of art dealers, a tradition established in early 19th century Russia when Elie Kugel, a centenarian clock collector, inspired his son, Joseph, to take up horology and become a clockmaker to care for the family collection. In 2015, Laura, representing the sixth generation, joined the gallery.
Presenting works spanning from Antiquity to the 19th century, the gallery is renowned for its uniquely wide range of specialties. The well-cited “Kugel provenance” is considered a guarantee of authenticity, rarity, and exceptional quality. Alexis, Nicolas, and Laura Kugel offer expert guidance to art lovers and connoisseurs to build and enhance their collections. Their team of art historians, which benefits from a library containing over 20,000 reference works, is reputed for its provenance research and frequent rediscoveries of lost treasures.
The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, established and endowed by the artist during her lifetime (1928-2011), is dedicated to promoting greater public interest in and understanding of the visual arts. It supports the artist’s legacy through a variety of initiatives, including exhibitions, loans of artworks, research and publications, conservation, grants, and educational programs for the public and the scholarly community. As the principal beneficiary of Helen Frankenthaler’s estate, the Foundation maintains an archive of original papers and materials pertaining to her life and work and a collection of her artwork in a variety of media.
WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community at large. Founded in New York City in 2011 by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign has established itself as a constant and staunch supporter of both American and international design through events, conversations, and international partnerships.
Industry City + WantedDesign International Residency
Founded in 2006 by Alexandre Cazac and Yannick Matray, the InFiné label is expanding in Paris, Berlin, and across borders to meet diverse projects that like to transcend genres.
For 15 years, the label and publisher has welcomed and supported artists from all over the world such as Rone, Bruce Brubaker, Deena Abdelwahed, Vanessa Wagner, Murcof, Arandel, Aārp, or more recently, Mischa Blanos, Léonie Pernet, Sabrina Bellaouel, Lucie Antunes, Bottler, Basile3, Toh Imago...
Firmly independent, InFiné is a creative platform committed to "Sustainable Music" composed of "Music Activists" who never stop working for diversity and innovation.
The Arab World Institute was established in 1987 by France and the Arab League states to enhance knowledge and circulation of Arab culture in every form. A real space for encounters and exchange, it has contributed to the strengthening of cultural, political, economic and social ties between France and the Arab world for 30 years.
The Institut français is responsible for France’s international cultural program. Supervised by both the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and by the Ministry of Culture, it promotes French culture abroad through cultural exchange initiatives. Operating in a space where the arts, intellectual exchange, cultural and social innovation, and linguistic partnerships interact and intersect, it is also responsible for promoting the French language and the sharing of works, artists, and ideas all over the world. The Institut français is one of Villa Albertine's main French partners.
The Institut National de l'Audiovisuel - INA, a model unique in the world, is a media rich of 80 years of TV, radio and web Heritage. With more than a billion videos viewed every year, it archives, preserves, digitizes and gives access to all audiences one of the richest audiovisual libraries.
INA produces and distributes original works, provides content to journalists, directors and experts, trains student and professional communities, develops an ambitious research and innovation activity. In a context of change, the Institute participates in the reinvention of the audiovisual and digital ecosystem by deploying expertise that makes it a distinctive medium, anchored in long time and memory, concerned to transmit knowledge and know-how of which it is the depositary.
The INHA is a leading centre for art history in France, bringing together researchers and curators from museums and libraries, in complementarity with institutions devoted to this discipline in France and throughout the world.
IRCAM, the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music directed by Frank Madlener, is one of the world’s largest public research centers dedicated to both musical expression and scientific research. Home to over 160 collaborators, IRCAM is a unique place where artistic sensibilities collide with scientific and technological innovation.
JCDecaux operates coordinated street furniture franchises in major cities across the U.S., including here in New York. It is continuously working to connect information to stakeholders and identify municipal innovations to enhance the livability and sustainability of streetscapes. A member of the JCDecaux Group, the number one outdoor advertising company in the world, which through its three business segments – street furniture, transport and billboard, has engaged in a virtuous, sustainable business model since its founding in 1964.
June Films is a production company co-founded by Julie Billy and Naomi Denamur. By combining their complementary expertise of the market and production skills, June currently develops, produces and co-produces innovative, socially committed and character-driven films with an international scope. June brings together a family of filmmakers met over the years and fosters the emergence of new talents while offering a modern production model.
We believe contemporary artists make an important contribution to a progressive society, their work often addressing key issues of our time.
KADIST, a non-profit organization dedicated to exhibiting the work of artists represented in its collection, encourages this engagement and affirms contemporary art’s relevance within social discourse. KADIST’s local hubs in Paris and San Francisco present exhibitions and events, and organize residencies and educational initiatives, as well as producing projects online and via social media.
Concurrently, KADIST is actively establishing networks across five areas—North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia and Latin America—inviting new artists into the collection and initiating collaborative programs, especially exhibitions with museums of each region. Together, they aim at facilitating new connections across cultures and creating vibrant conversations about contemporary art and ideas.
Kaimera Productions [kai-mee-rah] uses live performance to bring audiences together in dialogue and examine some of the hardest questions our global society faces.
As 21st century citizens, we are asked to seamlessly flow between worlds that are real and virtual, contemporary and ancient, local and global. Kaimera tackles questions that are integral to our contemporary experience. They may pertain to such complex fields as ethics, justice, policy, physics or philosophy. Or they may deal with the essential mysteries of the human adventure: love, mortality and our insatiable desire for chocolate cake. These questions may affect us as individuals or as a society. What they have in common is that answers to them often feel out of reach.
Kaimera’s work doesn’t attempt to provide answers, but instead aims to inspire the audience to take ownership of these questions, redefine them, and approach them from a new perspective.
Unique among French diplomatic missions, La Maison Française at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., offers an environment that encourages friendly relations between states, promotes outreach and cultural events, and serves as a center for professional and educational activities.
LA PLACE, A place of expression dedicated to hip-hop music, La Place's mission is to promote all the aesthetics and artistic practices of this cultural movement, as well as its extensions in the visual arts or cinema, through actions of diffusion, transmission, support to creation and accompaniment.
Located in the heart of Paris, under the « Canopée » of Les Halles, La Place is equipped with a concert hall, a broadcasting and creation studio, an exhibition space, a bar and has 8 creation spaces, adaptable to all practices (recording, rehearsal, video editing, graphic arts, dance...)
Lafayette Anticipations is a general interest foundation structured around its production activities and support provided to contemporary creation. The Fondation acts as a catalyser, providing artists unique, made-to-measure conditions in which to produce, experiment and exhibit.
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse opened in 2000 in a nineteenth-century heritage building renovated to house modern art exhibitions and presents the work of contemporary artists. Les Abattoirs is home to permanent art collections, a media library, a visitor’s hall, studios, an auditorium, a bookshop, and a restaurant. Its art collections, as well as works by other various artists, are circulated within the Occitanie region, in direct association with the local inhabitants and stakeholders.
Les Films Hatari is an independent French film and television program production company founded in 2002. Its ambition is to support films that seal a committed narrative with strong cinematography, with strong potential for financing and marketing on the French, European and extra-European markets. French. Since its birth, Les films Hatari has produced around fifty films, most of which have been screened at festivals around the world.
Historically the first national creation centre in France, created in 1986, Lieux publics was awarded the label "Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l'Espace Public (CNAREP)" in 2017, and also obtained the designation "Pôle européen de production" that same year. Lieux publics is a place of creation and production, a shelter for artists and companies who utilize the city as the place, the object and the subject of their creations. Since 2003, the structure has been piloting the European network IN SITU.
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all residents of the state. Guided by the vision that everyone can realize their full potential through the humanities, LEH partners with communities, institutions and individuals to provide grant-supported outreach programs, literacy initiatives for all ages, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, public lectures, library projects, 64 Parishes magazine and other diverse public humanities programming. For more information, visit www.leh.org.
Through its artistic program, its reputation and its development, the MC93, heir to the ambitious cultural centers desired by the State and supported by local communities, occupies a unique place under the Scènes Nationales label, being both a place of production of shows and open to the international since its inception. Enshrined in popular territory undergoing rapid change, the MC93 has also established the “Experiences Factory” which brings together practical workshops, creative residencies involving local residents, meeting places, and reflections which contribute to renewing the relationship between the institution itself and its members. Since 2015, the institution has been directed by Hortense Archambault, who spearheads a project that aims to make theater a place of endless possibility, a public place that constantly re-examines the question of the commons, taking into account the changes in our society. There is indeed a commonality in our ability to share an aesthetic experience with others, and to understand and confront our differences. Since 2020, it has been a European Production Pole.
The Maison de la danse is a theater located in the 8th district of the city of Lyon. It was initially founded in 1980 within the walls of the current Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse before moving in 1992 to what was then called the Théâtre du 8e. This stage, head of the network for dance in Rhône-Alpes, ensures a programming of national and international companies as well as the programming of young companies from Rhône-Alpes. It also hosts companies in residence in a special creation studio and has a reference documentary base on dance with a video library of more than 1000 filmed shows.
maman is a French café and lifestyle brand, offering baked goods, coffee, fresh breakfast, and lunch options, as well as hosting intimate events and brand partnerships. in 2021, maman founders released the highly anticipated maman: The Cookbook.
The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York is committed to generating awareness of the richness, dynamism and cultural diversity of Mexico as a plural and creative nation. It supports and develops programs that foster a better understanding of Mexico through the promotion of its arts and culture.
The French Ministry of Culture aims to make the major works of humanity— and especially those of France— accessible to the largest number of people possible. As such, it maintains a policy of conservation, of protection, and of development of all components of French cultural heritage. It promotes the creation of works of art and of the mind, and the development of art practices and education. It further contributes to cultural initiatives outside of France, and to initiatives relating to the establishment of French cultural programs throughout the world.
Drawing on MIT’s legacy of media innovation and its deep commitment to open and accessible information, the MIT Open Documentary Lab brings storytellers, technologists, and scholars together to explore new documentary forms, with a particular focus on collaborative, interactive, and immersive storytelling.
Mobilier National's mission is to ensure the conservation and restoration of its collections resulting of purchases and orders. Back in the time they used to be designed for royal and imperial residences, and today for the official palaces of the French Republic. These collections are made up of more than 130,000 furniture and textile objects.
The Mobilier national has seven restoration workshops - tapestry, carpets, upholstery and decorative tapestry, seat carpentry, cabinetmaking and bronzeware.
The national factories of Gobelins, Beauvais and La Savonnerie, as well as the lace workshops of Alençon and Le Puy-en-Velay are attached to the administration of the Mobilier national.
The institution has also a research and creation workshop - the ARC - to promote creation and contemporary design in official buildings. 600 prototypes from a hundred designers have been produced in over 50 years.
The services of the Mobilier national and the national manufactures embody the prestige of French tradition, the excellence of exceptional know-how and the vitality of artistic creation and contemporary design.
Located on the historical site of Le Bourget Airport, the National Air and Space Museum of France showcases a unique display of the three domains of flight in its 25,000 square meters of space: aerostation, aviation, and space. With 250,000 annual visitors, the museum also ranks as the first cultural institution in the French department of Seine-Saint-Denis.
Located in the Louvre Palace along Rue de Rivoli, between the Tuileries gardens and the Place du Palais Royal, MAD Paris (The Museum of Decorative Arts) is a conservatory exhibiting the incredible work of craftsmen and artists. The collection, one of the most important in the world, presents, an unparalleled overview of the history of furniture, glass, ceramics, silverware, jewelry, design, textiles, fashion, graphics, and advertising, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
The Gassendi Museum, which garners the title 'Musée of France,' holds a collection that can be visited in and outside the walls. Founded in 1889, the museum has had, from its inception, a dual vocation in arts and science, which today is reinforced by a museography inspired by the cabinets of curiosities.
The diversity of art and science collections in the 17th-century building presents the natural and patrimonial wealth of its territory - it is a permanent and evolving exhibition space in which artists work in situ alongside more classic collections. The contemporary art collection can be discovered by walking through the mountains.
The philosophical legacy of humanist scholar, Pierre Gassendi, which his contemporary, René Descartes, summed up in the saying "ambulo ergo sum / I walk, therefore I am" inspired the idea of opening the museum outside of its walls: the Museum in the mountains.
Born in 1825 from an appeal for donations, the collections of the Orléans museums are today divided between the Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Hôtel Cabu - Musée d'Histoire et d'Archéologie and the Museum for Biodiversity and the Environment. The Musée des Beaux-Arts hosts one of the main French collections of European art from the fifteenth to the twentieth century. Its history, the result of a longstanding philanthropy, is the basis for the recent redeployment of 1,100 works in a narrative museography.
The National Gallery of Art serves the nation by welcoming all people to explore and experience art, creativity, and our shared humanity.
Founded as a gift to the nation, the National Gallery of Art serves as a center of visual art, education, and culture. Its collection of more than 150,000 paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings spans the history of Western art and showcases some of the triumphs of human creativity. Across 363 days a year, the National Gallery offers a full spectrum of special exhibitions and public programs free of charge.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates the history of jazz through interactive exhibits, educational programming, research facilities, and performances. The Jazz Museum enhances New Orleans’ ongoing cultural renaissance by providing resources for musicians and music lovers of all nationalities to explore America’s quintessential musical art form in the city where jazz was born.
Initiated in 2016 during an exceptional evening that brought together in Paris foremost French and international thinkers invited to discuss the major issues of our time, Night of Ideas has quickly become a fixture of the French and international agenda. Every year, on the last Thursday of January, the French Institute invites all cultural and educational institutions in France and on all five continents to celebrate the free flow of ideas and knowledge by offering, on the same evening, conferences, meetings, forums and round tables, as well as screenings, artistic performances and workshops, around a theme each one of them revisits in its own fashion.
The North Brooklyn Parks Alliance (NBK Parks) was formed in 2003 as the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) to raise private funds to expand and improve open space in North Brooklyn. Throughout its history, NBK Parks has been focused on capital projects and the maintenance of parks, while also acting as a grassroots community-building and advocacy organization.
NYC Parks is the steward of approximately 29,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 550 tennis courts, 66 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 650,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City's principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.
Europe’s largest contemporary art centre, the Palais de Tokyo is home to an exceptional, multisensorial and boundary-defying experience of artistic creation that is infused with the questions that shape our contemporary world. The Palais de Tokyo serves as an engaged and accessible space of reflection, where dreams and imagination develop into curiosity and awareness, where contemplation and escapism stimulate creativity and knowledge, and where artistic inclusivity fuels a process of individual and collective transformation.
Paradiso Media produces original fiction, documentary and kids’ podcasts in France and internationally. Our podcasts genres include drama, comedy, interview, society & culture, news, thriller, science-fiction and kids. We seek to connect cultures through conversation, challenge the norm and push the boundaries of audio storytelling by bringing diverse topics, perspectives and styles to a global audience.
Founded in 2019 by Lorenzo Benedetti, Louis Daboussy and Benoit Dunaigre, the studio has produced over 20 podcasts comprising over 100 hours of content and several million downloads. Titles include L’Affaire B52, Frootch, Brut., Défense de Filmer, Mes 14 Ans, Habana Business Club, A Propos de Mon Film, Cornebidouille and many others in partnership with Spotify, Audible, Stitcher, Deezer and Sybel. In 2021 our English-language series Love Under Lockdown was nominated for a Webby Award in the “Best Documentary Podcast” category.
Founded in 2018, by the association Les Écouteurs, the Paris Podcast Festival is organized by the association Les Écouteurs, hosted and co-produced by La Gaîté Lyrique.
Led by Thibaut de Saint Maurice (director) and Nina Cohen (deputy director), it is the first festival entirely dedicated to all genres of native podcasts and aims to bring together every year, for 4 days, all podcast enthusiasts and curious people thirsting for discoveries and new encounters, by crossing all genres and formats.
As a public event and annual meeting for professionals in the field, the Paris Podcast Festival seeks to explore new trends and to gather around a media phenomenon that has become a full-fledged cultural practice.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the cultural heart of a great city—the place for creative play, with a surprise around every corner.
Radio France, France's leading radio group has started writing its story with podcasting since 2005: a company designed around and for audio in tune with the times and in tune with users. Radio France has been a pioneer in podcasting and is now the leading producer of podcasts in France. Its abundant catalogue of over 1.5 million podcasts, available free of charge on its mobile application, is both the digital continuity of its radio stations and a space of great freedom, creativity and innovation in sound. The development of podcasts thus constitutes an additional space for the emergence of new talents, which Radio France has been supporting for several years: artists, authors, musicians and actors who are participating in the renewal of the audio formats and sound writings that will shape the radio of tomorrow.
The Réunion des Musées Métropolitains (RMM) brings together 11 museums in Métropole Rouen Normandie. The permanent collections of each open their doors free of charge for everyone. This meeting offers free access to more than 40,000 objects and masterpieces to as many people as possible, offering a full range of knowledge: geology, zoology, paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, decorative arts, archeology, numismatics, archives, industrial history, sciences and techniques, not to mention the former farm of the Corneille family. In each of these establishments, both the great history and that of our territory are combined.
The role of SACEM is to provide protection, representation and service for original music composers, authors and publishers SACEM collects authors’ rights and redistributes the payments to the rights-holders SACEM promotes and supports original creative music in every different form. SACEM is a private entity; it is a non-trading company [“société civile”] directed by authors, composers and publishers.
Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. The annual event features a range of marquee premieres, international competitions, compelling documentaries, short and mid-length films, live music performances, and dazzling red carpet events. The SFFILM Festival is deeply rooted in the culture and process of film appreciation—film as an art form and as a meaningful agent for social change—and is an important showcase for the most searching and innovative films from around the globe.
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival (SFSFF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the presentation and preservation of silent cinema, and the education of the public about silent film as an art form and as a culturally valuable historical record.
Throughout the year, SFSFF produces events that showcase important titles from the silent era, often in restored or preserved prints, with live musical accompaniment by some of the world’s finest practitioners of the art of putting music to film. Each presentation exemplifies the extraordinary quality that Academy Award-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow calls “live cinema.”
Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. We contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.
The Société Civile des Éditeurs de Langue Française (SCELF) is a collecting society created in 1960. It represents French book publishers and collects adaptation rights from other French collecting societies on behalf of its members. For the past few years, SCELF has been organizing events and partnerships in order to promote film and TV adaptations and develop the publisher’s role in the exploitation of authors’ rights. Shoot the Book! is the first international event organized by SCELF.
The Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers (SACD) is the oldest authors’ society in the world. Founded by Beaumarchais in 1777, the society boasts a membership of more than 55,000 authors in the cinema, audiovisual and performing arts sectors. Dedicated to serving its authors, the SACD collects and distributes their royalties and authorizes performance rights of their works. It provides its members with social and tax assistance, keeps contracts models at their disposal, offers many spaces to work and to film... SACD also supports creation, education, and distribution of artists' work. SACD is present in national and international organizations, to protect authors and their works, to defend their status and promote fair compensation.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in 2008. Discover, manage and share over 70 million tracks, including more than 2.9 million podcast titles, for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features for music including improved sound quality and an on-demand, offline, and ad-free listening experience.
Today, Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with 365m users, including 165m subscribers, across 178 markets.
Strongin Collection is a woman-owned art gallery based in Washington, DC that has created a destination for those who are interested in exploring art. Strongin brings fun to buying art, how to enjoy it, collect it, experience it, and share it with others.
Founded and led by Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang is an architecture and urban design practice headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Paris. Studio Gang work as a collective of more than 100 architects, designers, and planners, using design as a medium to connect people to each other, to their communities, and to the environment.
The Barnes Foundation maintains and displays one of the world's leading collections of French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. The mission of the Barnes is to promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.
The Cowles Center is a dance and performing arts hub in Minneapolis (MN) that promotes movement and growth for artists through supportive programs and spaces; engages audiences through dynamic performances; and educates learners of all ages through robust and inclusive education initiatives.