Culture

Cooperation between France and Latvia plays a significant part in the French Institute’s activities. One of the basic directions is promoting exchanges in the areas of art, literature, cinema, and the audio-visual and theatre arts.
The French Institute provides a rich, diverse and high quality programme of cultural events throughout the year due to the cooperation between dependable and interested French and Latvian partners.

  • Cultural events at the French Institute
    Musical performances, cinema nights and meetings with writers are held at the French Institute building. Entry to these events is free and anyone is welcome to attend: Cinema Club, MyFrenchFilmFestival, White Night, Museum Night and interactive exhibitions (for example, Wine Cellar Aromas) …
  • Other means of cooperation
    Educational opportunities, stipends and artists’ residences
    The French Institute’s internet site regularly publishes offers about studies and practice for students and professionals in the cultural fiel, as well as invitations to apply for artist residencies.
    The French Institute promotes the visits of French writers to Latvia, offering them the opportunity to stay at the „Ventspils mājā”.
    The Writers’ and Translators’ House, which is under the jurisdiction of The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia is located in the 18th century Ventspils Town Hall building, and hosts writers and translators on a selected basis, within the framework of the most diverse projects.