“Let’s build a bridge between France and Florida”
France Florida Foundation for the Arts (FFFA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 by the Consulate General of France in Miami and the French Consulate’s Culture Services department.
The French community and American Francophiles decided to create the FFFA in order to fill their need for an organization that helps professionals and cultural institutions in the US promote and develop French culture in Florida.
The FFFA was created to promote a greater international understanding between France and Florida by facilitating cultural, educational, and artistic exchanges between the two.
Overall, the FFFA seeks to further develop relations between France and Florida. More specifically:
• To encourage all forms of cultural, educational and professional cooperation between French and Floridian institutions and individuals
• To promote the image of France in Florida
• To encourage the study and use of the French language
• To increase the awareness and appreciation of French and francophone culture and history
The FFFA strives to achieve its mission and objectives by supporting French visual and performing arts such as music, film and theatre through its promotion of educational projects, exhibitions, lectures and performances.
- "America and France: New Perspectives on Transatlantic Visual Culture"
(March 19 - 20, 2015)
Interdisciplinary symposium at the Harn Museum of Art (University of Florida) in conjunction with the exhibition "Monet and American Impressionism". The participation of Sylvie Patry, Chief Curator at the Musée d’Orsay, was made possible with the support of the FFFA.
- "Didier Mutel"
(December 9 - 11, 2013)
French artist and printmaker Didier Mutel presents his work in public schools of Miami-Dade and Broward, and in a conference at the University of Miami Special Collections Library. This project is made possible with the support of American Airlines.
- “Tour de France/Florida: Contemporary Artist’s from France in Florida’s Private Collections”
(November. 9, 2011 – March 18, 2012)
This exhibition presented over 60 works from around 30 different collections by 27 contemporary artists from France.
For this exhibition, the FFFA financed the publication of a bilingual (French and English) catalog, 165 pages long, which features all of the pieces on display.
- “French Kissin’ in the U.S.A.”
(December 4, 2007 – March 8, 2008)
The Moore Space in Miami’s Design District held an exhibition of 17 emerging French contemporary artists, including Tatiana Trouvé, Claire Fontaine, and Phillipe Perrot.
- “Shortcuts between Reality and Fiction”
(November 3, 2005 – January 29, 2006)
An impressive 5,881 people visited the Bass Museum of Art for this contemporary French art exhibition consisting of videos, installations and paintings from le Fond National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC). FNAC is one of the largest public national art collections in the world. It was the first time that a selection of works from the FNAC was presented in the United States. Artists presented in the exhibition include Claude Cosky, Pierre Huygue, ORLAN, Thomas Hirschhorn, Malachi Farell, Xavier Veilhan, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Bertrand Lavier, Alain Sechas, Barthélémy Toguo...
- “Journey through the Imagination of Jules Verne”
(November 18, 2005 – January 31, 2006)
A commemoration of Jules Verne on the centennial of his death, this exhibition was held at the Broward County Library in Fort Lauderdale. It included lectures, a film series, and other educational activities.
Cinema and Film Festivals:
- “FILMS ON THE BEACH”
(April 2 - 30, 2015)
Second edition of French film outdoor festival in Miami Beach organized by the French Embassy Cultural Services’ Miami office in partnership with the City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks.
- “FILMS ON THE BEACH”
(April 17 - May 15, 2014)
First edition of French film outdoor festival in Miami Beach organized by the French Embassy Cultural Services’ Miami office in partnership with the City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks.
- “Abdellah Taïa - Modalities of Engagement and Desire”
(April 3 - 4, 2014)
This conference focuses on the author’s literary works and first film Salvation Army / L’armée du salut.
- “Romance in a Can”
(February 10 – 24, 2008)
This unique film festival, in partnership with Eurocinema, presented a selection of the best European romantic independent films in various venues throughout Miami.
- “Miami International Film Festival Celebrates the French World Cinema”
(February 28 – April 5, 2008)
The FFFA created this unique francophone film program, which was presented by the Miami International Film Festival at the Wolfsonian Museum. It was followed by a brunch and panel discussion on how to promote francophone cinema in the United States.
- “Paris, je t’aime”
(November 3, 2007)
Organized in partnership with the Miami International Film Festival and the FFFA, Sleepless Night 2007 included in their program an outdoor screening on the beach of this iconic French film directed by 22 different filmmakers.
- “France Cinema Miami”
(November 11 – 13, 2005)
After expanding its program to other cities, this festival, now called France Cinema Florida, was organized by French Feeling Films and the Alliance Française of Miami. It was the inaugural year for the festival, which turned out to be very successful with 80% sales on all projections in the Cocowalk theatre in Coconut Grove.
- Les Arts Florissants
(April 29, 2015)
FFFA is a proud supporter of the Florida Premier concert of William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants at the New World Center in closing of the Miami Bach Society’s 16th edition of the Tropical Baroque Festival.
- Miami Nice Jazz Festival 2013
(October 23 - November 10, 2013)
FFFA is a proud supporter of the second edition of the Miami Nice Jazz Festival with the corporate sponsorship of American Airlines. The renowned French Festival from Nice returns to Miami in the fall 2013 celebrating the sister cities of Miami and Nice.
- “Fête de la musique” (Make Music Miami)
(Annually 2007 – present)
Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry of Culture, Fête de la musique has now evolved into a global music fest. The FFFA has been supporting this one-day event of free music, open to the public, in collaboration with the Rhythm Foundation and the Alliance Française of Miami.
- “Dialogue with a Piano”
(February 22, 2008)
This Piano duet concert was held in celebration of the Coral Gables / Aix en Provence sister city program. Michel Bourdoncle, from Aix en Provence, and Paul Posnak, from Coral Gables, performed together at the Coral Gables Congregational Church.
- “Thibault Cauvin in Concert”
(April 24, 2007)
The FFFA produced an exclusive concert of the French acoustic guitarist, Thibault Cauvin, at the Coral Gables Congregational Church in collaboration with the Alliance Française of Miami.
Lectures, Book Fairs and More:
- “Congrès de la Culture Française”
(March 12-14, 2015)
The CCFF, a contest event during which students from high schools are invited to demonstrate their understanding and use of the French language with no less than 830 participants from 41 Florida high schools.
- “Florida French Heritage Trail”
Publication of a 60 page brochure on the history of France in Florida made possible with Viva Florida 500 grant provided by Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission.
- “Frederico Mialhe”by Emilio Cueto
(May 29, 2014)
Conference on the work of French painter living in Cuba, Frederic Mialhe at the University of Florida.
- “French best-selling author Marc Levy comes to Miami”
(November 16-17, 2012)
Marc Levy’s visit to Miami was an FFFA operation. He is a very well-established author whose works have been translated into 45 different languages and published in over 32 countries. The French author visited two local middle schools and was the guest of honor at an exclusive cocktail at Nikki Beach. He also held an arts conversation entitled “Marc Levy in conversation with Rosecrans Baldwin,” at the Miami Book Fair International in which he presented and signed his latest novels.
- “Great (or Bad?) TIME for French Culture(s)”
(April 7, 2008)
The FFFA created this special conference at North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Several panelists, including MOCA director, major contemporary art collectors, the Miami Dade Director of Cultural Affairs, Contemporary artists, and magazine editors, all participated in a unique arts conversation.
- “Le Pavillon Francophone” (The Francophone Pavilion)
(November 8 – 11, 2007)
The Francophone Pavilion was part of the 2007 Miami Book Fair International. Several authors from Haiti, Morocco, Congo, Canada, Belgium and France were invited to the Pavilion to present lectures, host workshops, and read from their latest works. Authors invited include: Malika Oufkir, Alain Mabanckou, Abdellah Taia, Edwidge Danticat, Fritz Monde, Daniel Supplice...
- “Situating French 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies”
(March 30 – April 1, 2006)
More than 220 professors and experts of French contemporary language and culture participated in this 3-day colloquium, which was organized by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami, along with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Miami.
Lafayette’s Hermione Voyage 2015
The FFFA is a supporter of the Lafayette’s Hermione Voyage 2015. Please visit the website to learn more about Hermione’s 2015 voyage: www.hermione2015.com
Help us build a bridge between France and Florida!
By supporting the France Florida Foundation for the Arts you, or your company, will be a key partner in cultural exchanges between France and Florida. The FFFA adds a token of quality to your company’s image through our promotion of cultural and educational events of the highest quality.
The projects are carefully selected in an effort to represent the best of French culture. Your support will showcase your attachment to France, as well as French culture and language, while helping to encourage appeal for French presence in Florida. This is a great way to directly influence what you would enjoy and benefit from.
The FFFA relies on the generosity of renowned and international professional partners in order to better achieve its mission. That, along with the nature of our high profile events attracts a range of interesting and influential people. Becoming a donor or sponsor of the FFFA provides a unique way to network and create valuable contacts and, of course, to get recognition for your association or partnership.