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 artistic@ifindia.in

  • 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

  • Indian and French personalities share their vision and their experience on the topics of sustainability, eco-sustainability as well as gender equality.

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  • Artistic residencies for visual artists, photo festivals in India and France, collaborations with French and Indian photography experts

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  • Designers are invited to imagine the objects that will transform the city into a creative and recreational space of exploration.

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  • Congratulations to Niranjani Iyer & Pulak Halder, laureates of the Odyssée 2021 artist-in-residency programme in France

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