The Cultural Services of the French Embassy provides a platform and resources for cultural exchange between French and American artists, intellectuals, curators, and arts professionals. Programs are offered by the Cultural Services’ various departments and the FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation - an American nonprofit organization and partner of the French Embassy.
FRENCH-AMERICAN JAZZ EXCHANGE (FAJE)
A partnership of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, FAJE is a program designed to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States through their collaborative investigation of artistic practice and exposure to new audiences and professional relationships. Projects may include jazz artists investigating forms other than jazz with artists who work in different music genres. For more information, please click here.
FRENCH AMERICAN FUND FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
A program of FACE, the French-American Fund for Contemporary Music supports contemporary music projects – commissions, residencies, performances, tours, and master classes – that foster cultural exchange between France and the United States. The grants are offered to nonprofit institutions celebrating the work of living composers in both countries. Collaborations combining new French and American works are especially encouraged. For more information, please click here.