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“BRIDGING: A French-American Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts”: the new FIAF program

September 30, 2016

As part of the 10th edition of its fall arts festival Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) with support of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation  launches on October, 1st 2016 the new programme BRIDGING: A French-American Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts. An initiative with panel discussions mixing artists and arts institutions and performances to explore issues of cultural equity in the US and France.


The BRIDGING: A French-American Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts initiative will be launched on October, 1st at the Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center in New York. For the launching of this intercultural  program dedicated to the artist’s perspective on cultural equity, dancer and choregrapher Anne Nguyen and a panel of performance-makers from Paris and New-York will discuss the impact of cultural inequality on artists and how to address this issue in their respective cities.

On October 15 will take place the second part of the talks “Towards Cultural Equity: The Institutional Perspective “ with among others choreographer and Co-Director of Grenoble National Choreographic Center Rachid Ouramdane and CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Firoz Ladak . Once angain, the speakers will offer perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic in conversations that re-evaluate policies and practices in an effort to move beyond simple acknowledgement of cultural diversity to achieve genuine equality in the arts in today’s shifting cultural landscape.

Find out more :

The Crossing The Line Festival website



The sound engineer training program held at the studio Moffou in Bamako

November 2, 2016

Preserving Malian musical heritage by restoring and safeguarding sound archives, such was the objective of the 12th session of the sound engineer training program. This training was part of annual professionalization program launched by Vivendi in 2006. It was held at Salif Keita’s studio, the Moffou Studio in Bamako.


First Global Pluralism Award, Vivendi CSR Head Jury Member

August 19, 2016

Vivendi’s Vice-president, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Pascale Thumerelle, has been named to be part of a jury which will select the winners of the first inaugural Global Pluralism Award to be granted in 2017.

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