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The Institut français

Created on January the 1st of 2011, the Institut français has become the sole operator of France's international cultural missions. Acting under the supervision of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE), it is tasked with communicating our renewed ambitions for...

Updated on 06/03/2019

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Updated on 01/03/2019

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What is the difference between Seasons, Years and Festivals?

The term "Season" is both the generic term used by the Institut français to describe this model of cultural engineering, and the most common of its three formats:

  • Years usually last 10 to 12 months;
  • Seasons usually last 5 to 8 months;
  • Festivals usually last 2 to 4 months.

A “Season”...

Updated on 13/02/2020

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Who are the operators of the Seasons?

As an operator of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development for the State’s external cultural activity, the Institut français is responsible for organising the Seasons on the French side, and more specifically the Seasons Division. 

The latter is made up of around ten people...

Updated on 13/02/2020

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How does decision-making work?

The Seasons are an exercise in bilateral cultural diplomacy. All decisions are therefore made jointly by France and the partner country, through daily dialogue between the Commissions and the operators.

Meetings (Joint Organising Committees) are held regularly, alternately in France and in the...

Updated on 13/02/2020

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What does labelling mean?

Approval is a joint exercise conducted in the formal context of the Joint Organisation Committees between the French General Commissioner and that of the partner country. 

The projects presented by French organisations are examined by sector policy officers at the Seasons Centre and submitted for...

Updated on 25/01/2021

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What are the criteria for labelling?

The labelling criteria are defined jointly with the partner country, and vary from one season to the next depending on the communications strategies chosen and the image the country wishes to project of itself.

Please note, however, that labelling is only granted to viable projects, i.e. projects...

Updated on 13/02/2020

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What are the deadlines for labelling?

​​​​​​​The labelling deadlines vary depending on the frequency of the meetings of the Joint Organising Committees and the accuracy of the information provided in the labelling requests. It is recommended that you submit your requests at the latest one month before the Joint Committee meetings, the...

Updated on 13/02/2020

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Does labelling involve funding?

No, these are two separate questions. Labelling is the registration of your project in the official programme. It does not grant any right to funding from the Institut français, the Sponsors’ Committee if one exists or any other partner.

Depending on their format, not all Seasons have equal...

Updated on 13/02/2020

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What is the Sponsors Committee?

Some Seasons benefit from the creation of a Sponsors Committee, which works in close collaboration with the General Commission and the Institut français teams. Some of the labelled projects may potentially receive financial support, depending on their quality and the interest they hold for the...

Updated on 13/02/2020

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What logos do I have to use and where can I get them?

You have received an official labelling letter following the approval of your request. This letter tells you how to obtain the logos you are required to include in all the documents you publish about your project.

These logos, which are presented in indivisible blocks, are mainly of two types:

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Updated on 13/02/2020

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My project is labelled, how can I benefit from the Season's communications?

All approved projects are included in the official programming of the Season. They thus benefit from the generic communications implemented by the Communications department of the Seasons Division in coordination with the partner country and according to the areas it wishes to prioritise.

You...

Updated on 13/02/2020

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