Creative cooperation between India & France

Our mission: establishing regular and visible exchanges between artists, creators, students and cultural professionals. Partnership, creation, innovation and transmission encourage a long-term dialogue between India and France. The French Institute in India strives to promote an open mindset of culture at the heart of human exchanges. The cultural and creative industries of France and Inde together become a creator of values, a vector of innovation.

We accompany major artistic and cultural initiatives in the fields of Visual Arts, Photography, Architecture & Heritage, Performing Arts, Music, Fashion, Design, Gastronomy, Young Audience and Art & Science.

For any queries, please contact the team at [email protected]

  • Every year, the Indian cultural season is marked by numerous collaborations between the major Indian cultural actors and France.

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  • France has always strived for creative excellence in all of the arts: architecture, fashion, design, visual and graphic arts, & performing arts.

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  • We facilitate training programmes for artists or professionals in collaboration with French and Indian institutions.

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  • We support a programme of transdisciplinary residencies in India and France in collaboration with leading operators.

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News & Activities

  • This year we are delighted to announce the recipient of the Art Scribes Award 2021-22 as Arushi Vats.

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  • Kathkatha Puppet Arts Trust recently participated in the World Puppetry Festival in Charleville-Mézières, France.

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  • Through their composite techniques, the four artists featured in this exhibition persuade us into less familiar modalities of engaging the world.

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  • Program for foreign artists from all walks of life and disciplines who want to develop a research or creative project in the heart of Paris.

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Voice of the Other (Twitter Post)

Infraordinary things

January 24 @ 16:00 - 17:15

Women in writing with Laurence Hugues. The Voice of the Other lecture series explores unheard stories narrated by women.


S.Thala – An Indian

January 14 @ 18:00 - 19:00

A dance performance inspired by Marguerite Duras’ Indian cycle and directed by Annette Leday, a French choreographer and dancer.

Hyderabad Urban Trail

Hyderabad Urban Trail

November 15, 2021 - November 26, 2021

Collective exploratory walk through the metropolis of Hyderabad. Workshops on the practice of urban walks.

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Serendipity Arts Festival 2019

Fashion event by Rahul Mishra