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2018 French Scholars Lecture Series Call

The French Embassy in Canada has partnered with the University of British Columbia's (UBC) Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) to bring the best French researchers to a program titled: French Scholars Lecture Series / Cycles of French speakers at UBC.

Applications open for 2017 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship

Ottawa – The European Union Delegation to Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are delighted to launch the 2017 edition of the European Union-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship.

Translation Grant of the Centre National du Livre (CNL)

The Centre National du Livre offers, three times a year, a financial support to help English-speaking Canadian publishers offsetting the cost of a translation from a French title.

Rights Purchase Grant Program

For the past 26 years, the Publication Support Programmes have helped promote the translation and publication of over 20,000 works by French and francophone authors in 75 different countries. These programmes support publishers throughout the world who wish to open up their catalogues to works by francophone authors, through translation.

2018 Paris Fellowship BIEF Program for Foreign Editors

On the occasion of 2018 Paris Book Fair next March, fourteen foreign Editors and Rights Managers, will be invited to Paris to participate in 2018's edition of the Fellowship Program, organized by the International Bureau of French Publishing (BIEF). Deadline to apply: November 24th, 2017.

Call for participation - Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis - Théâtre français du CNA

The National Arts Centre’s Théâtre français is looking for 15 citizens interested in taking part in a unique and collaborative artistic experience, performing in Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis by Joël Pommerat, to be presented at the NAC from March 16 to 19 at 7:30 p.m.

“24 hours for the climate” – call for projects

In the framework of the COP21, the Cultural service of the French Embassy in Canada and the Ottawa French Alliance launch a call for projects to participate to global performance, an artistic marathon : "24 hours for the climate". For artists, architects, designers, dancers, performers and street artists of Canada on the theme « Urban art and the climate » with a contest and the possibility to win one month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2016 .


The purpose of the residence program is to host artists and writers who have a specific project to develop in Paris. Each project, for all disciplines should be carried out in partnership with a previously specified local institution or other structure, company, artist, or indeed a well-known personality from the arts and culture in Paris or surrounding area. Overall, any research project should be developed in Paris, in harmony with the host town and its cultural environment. This residency, which is a privileged period of reflection and creativity for the artist, will contribute to the presence and visibility of international artists in Paris.

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2016 - Centre International des Récollets

The Institut français and the City of Paris offer an artist-in-residence program dedicated to established foreign artists and writers at the Centre international d’accueil et d’échanges des Récollets, a venue for artists and researchers from around the world. The call for entries is open until June 17, 2015.

Call for the selection of fellows (pensionnaires) 2015/2016 - Villa Medicis

The French Academy in Rome announces the competition for selecting resident fellows 2015/2016 (pensionnaires) at Villa Medici starting next September for a period of 12 to 18 months. The competition is open to French-speaking artists and scholars of all nationalities, aged from 20 to 45 (by December 31, 2015).

Short stories contest: Write at the museum

As an opportunity to take a different look at the pieces of art you find on display at museums both here and elsewhere, Plumes d'ici et d'ailleurs invite you to write an original, unpublished short story in the literary style of your choice: epistolary, crime drama, romance, fantasy, etc. Register before December 31st, 2014.