Government of New Brunswick
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    The Games of La Francophonie, the only major international games to present both cultural and sporting competitions, offer a unique opportunity to spotlight the wide reach and originality of the French culture, at the same time as the athletic capacities of French-speaking countries around the world.

    The Games have enabled thousands of artists from the 56 member states and governments of La Francophonie to perform on the international stage.

    The next Games will be held in Nice, France, September 6-15, 2013.


    If you are an artist in one of the following disciplines: song, storytelling, painting, dance, literature (short story), photography, street performance (giant puppets, juggling, hip hop), sculpture or digital creation and a New Brunswick resident age 18 to 35, you could be selected by a provincial jury and an international jury to be part of New Brunswick’s cultural team.


    As the body responsible for New Brunswick’s cultural file for the Games of La Francophonie, the Arts Development Branch manages all aspects of the cultural competitions, including the selection of artists, the jury process, as well as supervision of the artists at the Games.

    Level of Funding:
    The program offers an amount of up to $10,000 for song and dance and up to $2,500 for the other disciplines.

    Submission of applications:
    Applications will be accepted beginning May 1, 2012. Deadline for applications is July 20, 2012.

    *Please refer to the cultural competitions guidelines which contain important information on the criteria and conditions of this initiative.

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