In partnership with the Institut français Paris as also with public or private Indian cultural organisations, the artistic service organises events that highlight the French cultural scenario in India and helps foster cultural exchange between France and India.
Thus the Institut français in India follows a policy of promoting French contemporary art in collaboration with the Alliance Française network in India to be markedly present in the cultural strongholds of the country notably in the fields of dance, music (classic and contemporary), circus and street art, photography, painting, video art, sculpture, architecture, fashion ,design etc..
The IFI also supports an overall policy of cooperation from training needs to promotion in domains of visual arts, contemporary dance, architectural design that permit to establish durable linkages in these high growth sectors in the country.
In the field of heritage preservation, a focussed action with the regional and national authorities have permitted the showcasing and exchange of French savoir- faire.
The Institut français en Inde and the French Embassy in India, in association with the Alliance Française network in India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), have successfully organized a three month Indo-French Festival, Bonjour India. A wide range of collaborative projects in performing arts, visual arts, literature, cinema and gastronomy were showcased in 15 cities all over India and reached about a million people. The 1300 press articles and feedback from the audience are testimony to the success of the Festival. To know more about the festival's programme: http://www.bonjour-india.in/