Since 2012, ICI, linstitut français in Paris, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York have been collaborating on a fellowship program offering a French curator a new opportunity for international research and the development of professional networks. The program spans over a period of six months and includes two visits to the U.S., where the Fellow uses ICI as a base. THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED About LInstitut français in Paris LInstitut français is the governmental agency for the promotion of French culture abroad and the operator of the French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs for artistic collaboration in performing arts, visual arts, architecture, as well as for the dissemination of French books, cinéma, language, thinking, and ideas. LInstitut français works in close relationship with the French cultural services abroad, including 150 local French institutes and almost 1,000 French alliances. It also collaborates with the French Ministry of Culture and Communication through a partnership agreement. About The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. The Cultural Services is a division of the French Embassy in the United States. The Cultural Services was first imagined in the 1930s by Paul Claudel. In 1945 General de Gaulle appointed Claude Lévi-Strauss as the first Cultural Counselor, with the mission of providing Americans (individuals and organizations) with access and resources to engage with French culture and promote it in their own communities.
ICI/French Institute Fellowship