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03 March 2023

Launch of 'Villa Swagatam' to boost French cultural engagement in India

New Delhi.March 3, 2023. Visiting India for the G20 FMM, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna today inaugurated

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20 avril 2023

Lancement de la "Villa Swagatam", un nouvel outil au service de la coopération culturelle franco-indienne

New Delhi. 20 Avril 2023. Inauguré par la Ministre de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères, Catherine Colonna le 3 mars dernier lors de sa visite à New Delhi

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17 juillet 2023

La Villa Swagatam annonce les 17 résidents retenus pour sa première promotion 2023-2024

New Delhi. 17 juillet 2023. La Villa Swagatam a annoncé aujourd'hui les 17 lauréats sélectionnés pour sa première saison de résidences.

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14 September 2023

Director Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens presents the Villa Swagatam

New Delhi. 14 September 2023. India is a country where the world of tomorrow is being built, where public figures and organisations

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There is a deep friendship, and mutual cultural admiration between the French and Indian peoples. We are both nations with a rich history, and extremely talented artists and innovators. It is our endeavour to bring them closer together and build a true Indo-French community of artists. That is the purpose of the Villa Swagatam initiative, which I have the pleasure of inaugurating today. I warmly thank the Indian partners who will open their residencies to French writers and artists all over India.

- Mme Catherine Colonna

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs