One of the new missions entrusted to the Institut français on its creation was to affirm the European dimension of France's cultural action abroad.
Our objectives are as follows:
- To make the Institut français a visible, recognised and influential player on the European scene by increasing its partnerships and participation in European initiatives;
- To develop the Institut's capacity to implement projects co-financed by the European Union by working to take greater account of European policies and objectives in our actions;
- To raise the Network's and our partners' awareness of European priorities and policies on the one hand, but also of the cross-disciplinary issues supported by European institutions (Sustainable Development Goals, Culture and Development, social impact of projects, Green Pact for Europe, etc.).
The General Assembly of the Commission Internationale du Théâtre Francophone (CITF), held from 6 to 11 June in Luxemburg, selected the 2022 laureates of the CREATION/CIRCULATION and EXPLORATION/RESEARCH programmes.
From 10 June to 2 October 2022 in Paris, as part of the France-Portugal 2022 Season, the Al Thani Collection Foundation, the Centre des monuments nationaux and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation are presenting the exhibition Gulbenkian Revealed: in the Collector’s Private Realm, in the temporary exhibitions gallery of the Al Thani Collection at the Hôtel de la Marine.
We look back at the event held on Kulturnatt (Night of Culture) 2022 on 23 April, by the Institut français in Sweden at the Résidence de France. Kulturnatt is an evening event organised by the City of Stockholm, giving the public an opportunity to discover different cultural institutions that open especially for the occasion from 6 pm to midnight.
For this year’s event, the Institut français in Sweden wanted to create an interactive exhibition at the Broms palace based on the digital world and encompassing scientific, artistic and historical disciplines. In the magnificent salons of the Résidence, science, art and video gaming come together through three installations – The Brain: Dreams/Playful Media, re|thread: cyber|glow and Micro-Folies – which explore our relationship with reality and new technologies. A unique opportunity for visitors to explore the residence of the French Ambassador through a brand new dimension!
The project Cyber Dreams // Glowing Trip - Kulturnatt 2022 is supported by the Institut français as part of the "European Creativity" call for projects launched to mark the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (FPEU) in the first half of 2022. An article presenting all the projects supported is being published specially for Europe Day on 9 May.
Organised in partnership with events and partners that attract the interest of foreign professionals, the Institut français FOCUS events bring together professionals as guests of the French cultural network abroad for a few days. Their aim is to facilitate identifying French cultural creation sectors and encourage their distribution in the world.
In June, the Institut français is offering 3 different FOCUS events: Immersive Experiences (XR), Circus and Street Arts, Dance.
As part of the Les Cinémas du Monde pavilion, La Fabrique’s participants from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East will be able to meet their patron as well as the French and foreign film professionals present for the Festival’s Marché du Film.