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France-Brazil : a cross cultural season 2025 !

Following their meeting in Paris last June, Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva decided to organise a France-Brazil Season in 2025 to strengthen our bilateral relationship and our joint responses to contemporary political, social and ecological challenges. Multidisciplinary, cultural, social and committed, the Season will take place in France and then in Brazil from April to December 2025. For France, it will be implemented by the Institut français, with Anne Louyot as General Commissioner. 

Updated on 04/04/2024

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Since their creation in 1985, more than sixty Seasons have enabled France to dialogue with a hundred or so other countries, to showcase a wide range of cultures and forging lasting links between regions and peoples. 2025 will be the year of the reunion between Brazil and France, just twenty years after the first Brazilian Season in France, "Brazil, Brazils". 

This new cross Season will be built around three themes: the climate and the ecological transition, the diversity of societies and dialogue with Africa, democracy and fair globalisation, which will be the common thread in the development of a joint programme.

With a particular focus on young people and exchanges between professionals, the programme, built with civil society and cultural players, will combine global challenges with questions of human rights, diversity and equality. 

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Julien Creuzet - ZUMBI ZUMBI ETERNO à la Bienal de São Paulo – Choreographies of the impossible © Levi Fanan / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

Appointed by the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Culture, Anne Louyot took up her post as General Commissioner for the French part of the France - Brazil 2025 Season on 30 November 2023.

The Brazilian General Commissioner will be appointed and announced shortly by the Brazilian authorities.

Details of how French and Brazilian partners wishing to propose a project can take part in the Season will be announced in the first semester of 2024.


This Season is organised by the Instituto Guimarães Rosa and the Institut français, in close collaboration with the Brazilian Embassy in France and the French Embassy in Brazil, under the aegis of the French and Brazilian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture. 

To contact the Institut français team in charge of the Season : 


The Institut français

As a key stakeholder in cultural policy outside France, the Institut français is entrusted with a public service mission and financed by state subsidy.

The Institut français, under the dual supervision of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, conducts two fundamental missions:

  1. To promote French culture and language
  2. To strive for cultural diversity

To this end, it works closely with the French cultural network abroad, whose activities it aims to expand. 

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