Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy promote the best of French arts, literature, and education to cultural and academic institutions across the United States, with a strong focus on the contemporary. The Cultural Services of the French Embassy are headquartered in the former Payne Whitney residence on Fifth Avenue in New York City and at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., and have regional offices. The work of the Cultural Services is variously advisory, conceptual, developmental, promotional and administrative. Its mandate is to prompt and sustain a high-spirited cultural exchange between the most promising French and American artists, writers, thinkers, students, and educators, and to continually enhance the number and caliber of opportunities available to them.
The Institut français is the government agency for the promotion of French culture abroad. Placed under the supervision of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, its mission consists in spreading France's cultural and linguistic influence abroad, in close collaboration with a network of 101 Instituts français and more than 400 Alliances françaises around the world. Among other activities, the Institut français provides support for a large number of projects every year, covering all artistic disciplines such as live performance, music, visual arts, and architecture.
Alliance Française de Los Angeles
The Alliance Française de Los Angeles is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage the study of French language, and to promote and enhance the knowledge and appreciation of French and Francophone cultures through educational programs and cultural events. Their goal is to promote understanding and friendship among people who share these interests.
French Ministry of Culture and Communication
The mission of the Ministry of Culture and Communication is to make accessible to as many people as possible the major works of humanity, and first of all, of France. In this capacity, the Ministry develops cultural policy directed at the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage in all its aspects, and supports the creation of works of art, and the development of artistic practices.
FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange)
FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2006, FLAX works to facilitate cultural exchange between Los Angeles and France through public and cultural events in Southern California. Recognizing and reinforcing the crucial links between these two cultural epicenters, FLAX works closely with local organizations, pooling private and corporate resources to foster cultural dialogue between French and American people in the United States. With its independent structure, FLAX operates with autonomy and transparency. Operating costs have been reduced to a minimum in order to turn the maximum of donations into efficient programs. The LOST (in LA) exhibition is the first of many initiatives that FLAX has planned to launch in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.
HKcorp is a creative production company specializing in music videos, feature films and commercials. The company was established in 2008 by Noah Klein, John Gitlis and David Gitlis. HKcorp is a partner of global advertising groups and music labels worldwide (both majors and independent). HKcorp also works along with renown artists and focuses on new talent scouting. Besides offering production services to its clients, HKcorp represents its artists in the realms of photography and painting. Our international team is intuitive, experienced and dynamic and uses its knowledge to deliver our clients needs and make their ideas radiate across the world.
Since the publication of its first issue, Flaunt Magazine has examined provacative issues and ideas pertaining to art, fashion, film, music, media, and literature. Twelve years on, the publication continues its original intent of preserving the core value of constructive inquiry and artistic freedom. Flaunt is a wholly independent magazine published 10 times a year and distributed in over 32 countries. It is the recipient of the following awards: Premier Print Award from Benny Awards, Excellence in Design from PRINT, Medal for Editorial Design from Art Director's Club. As well, it has been a finalist for the Lucie Award for Best Fashion Layout of the Year and the FOLIO Award for Best Full Issue of a General Interest Magazine and Best Single Article in a Consumer Entertainment Magazine
Since 1978, LA Weekly has been decoding Los Angeles for its readers, infiltrating its subcultures, observing and analyzing its shifting rhythms, digging up its unreported stories and confronting the city's political leaders. From the beginning, the paper has found success by drawing in readers with comprehensive calendar listings and cultural coverage, and then keeping those readers loyal with bold news and political coverage and in-depth feature stories by some of the country's finest writers. LA Weekly has won more awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies than any other paper in the country, and in 2007 was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for criticism by food writer Jonathan Gold.
KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is Southern California's leading National Public Radio affiliate, featuring an eclectic mix of music, news, information and cultural programming. The station boasts one of the nation's largest arrays of locally produced, nationally distributed talk program content. KCRW.com extends the station's profile globally, with three streams featuring web-exclusive content: all music, all news and the live station simulcast, as well as an extensive list of podcasts. The non-commercial broadcast signal reaches 550,000 listeners weekly and is supported by 55,000 member/subscribers.
Etant donnés: The French American Fund for Contemporary Art
The French American Fund for Contemporary Art is dedicated to nurturing and supporting outstanding programming of contemporary artists from France and the United States. It facilitates the discovery of emerging talent and firmly believes in the need to sustain interest in established artists whose work inspires younger generations. Furthermore, Etant donnés is instrumental in creating a network of curators from both countries who work together and exchange ideas.