Promotion of artistic and intellectual exchanges

1/ Assistance with projects:

- Project organizers should directly contact the Embassy’s Cultural Service for projects taking place in the capital city of Ottawa and its region. Cultural attachés at the French Consulates in Moncton, Toronto and Vancouver can assist with projects in their consular constituencies, in close collaboration with Ottawa.

- Consulates General in Quebec City and Montreal should be contacted for projects taking place in the province of Quebec.

- Priority areas for the Cultural Services of the French Embassy: visual arts, architecture, design, performing arts, debates of ideas (social sciences, the humanities, contemporary art/aesthetics, architecture).

- Types of projects eligible for support by the French Embassy’s Cultural Service:

∙ Projects involving the exchange of expertise,

∙ Projects highlighting a potential for market development or French expertise development,

∙ Innovative knowledge-sharing projects (conferences, seminars, exhibitions, tours, etc.): priority will be given to projects aiming for a wider distribution, including Canadian provinces and the United States.

∙ Study trips for culture professionals (participation in cultural events, scouting trips and exchanges with the French professional milieus).
The Cultural Service in Ottawa acts as advisor and expert in respect to potential professional contacts and organizes study trips.

- Projects in 2012:

Applications for financial assistance should be forwarded to the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Ottawa by October 31, 2011. The Cultural Service operates on the calendar year (January to December).

Applications for financial assistance should include the following:

∙ Letter of request indicating the type (trip, accommodation, transportation of artwork and logistics, publication, communication) and the amount of assistance requested. Production costs and artist fees are not covered.

∙ Total budget for the event/activity (costs and revenue)

∙ Presentation of the project

∙ Presentation of the structure

Contact: Ms. Julie Gallo, Coordinator for Cultural Exchanges and Events
- Tél : 1 613 593-7409
- Courriel :

2/ Other sources of funding:

- Calls for projects by the Institut Français : Ms. Julie Gallo should be apprised of any submissions of applications

Last modified on 04/07/2011

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