Caribbean Arts Festival

The Tout-Monde Festival is a cultural project in partnership with the French Embassy Cultural Services, which represents a unique opportunity to promote the career of Caribbean artists in the United States while creating an artistic momentum of regional and international scope in Miami.

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La Francophonie Day Celebration
March 23, 2019
To honor the French language and culture during the internationally recognized La Francophonie month of March, the Polk Museum of Art is hosting a free-of-charge La Francophonie Celebration on Saturday, March 23, from 12-4 pm.

This French-focused education program sanctioned by the Organisation international de la Francophonie in Paris coincides with the closing of the Museum's three-month long Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist exhibition.

MAKE MUSIC MIAMI - Fête de la musique 2021


"Make Music Miami" 2010

Annually 2007 - present: Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry of Culture, Fête de la musique has now evolved into a global music fest. The FFFA has been supporting this one-day event of free music, open to the public, in collaboration with the Rhythm Foundation and the Alliance Française of Miami.

Alice Rahon: Poetic Invocations
Nov 26, 2019 to Mar 29, 2020.
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) presents a new exhibition featuring works of French-Mexican surrealist painter Alice Rahon (1904–1987). The “Poetic Invocations” exhibition aims to contribute to the scholarship and recognition of under-explored women artists, and to the intercultural influences on European artists in exile in the Americas, whose work was often deeply marked by indigenous and archaic cultures. 


Tout-Monde Festival 2019 - Echo:Natures
March 13 - 17 2019
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in close partnership with the France Florida Foundation for the Arts and French Arts Associates, presented the second edition of the Tout-Monde Festival, the Caribbean Contemporary Arts Festival in Miami, which took place from March 13th to March 17th, 2019, during Francophonie Month, and focused this year on the theme “Echo-Natures”.  

MAKE MUSIC MIAMI - Fête de la musique 2021
​Make Music Miami is a free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with free concerts on streets, sidewalks, beaches and parks across the city.

"Journey through the Imagintion of Jules Verne" 

November 18, 2005 - January 31, 2006: Commemoration of Jules Verne on the centennial of his death held at the Broward County Library in Fort Lauderdale: lectures, film series, educational activities.

RESHAPE  : a festival of music and discussion on culture and sustainability

​November 19, 2022



"The pavillon francophone"

November 8 - 11, 2007: The Francophone Pavilion was part of the 2007 Miami Book Fair International. Several authors from Haiti, Morocco, Congo, Canada, Belgium and France were invited to the Pavilion to present lectures, host workshops, and read from their latest works. Authors invited include: Malika Oufkir, Alain Mabanckou, Abdellah Taia, Edwidge Danticat, Fritz Monde, Daniel Supplice...

Global / Bordeless Caribbean XII : Focus Miami 2020

Contemporary visual expressions / Déjà vu & Local Global

Dec 4 -Feb 28

"Films on the Beach"

April 17 - May 15, 2014 - present: First edition of French film festival in Miami Beach organized by the French Embassy Cultural Services’ Miami office in partnership with the City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks.

"Miami Nice Jazz festival"

October 23 - November 10, 2013: FFFA is a proud supporter of the second edition of the Miami Nice Jazz Festival with the corporate sponsorship of American Airlines. The renowned French Festival from Nice returns to Miami in the fall 2013 celebrating the sister cities of Miami and Nice.

"Miami international film festival"

February 28, 2008 - April 5, 2008: The FFFA created this unique francophone film program, which was presented by the Miami International Film Festival at the Wolfsonian Museum. It was followed by a brunch and panel discussion on how to promote francophone cinema in the United States.

"Les Arts Florissants"

April 29, 2015: FFFA is a proud supporter of the Florida Premier concert of William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants at the New World Center in closing of the Miami Bach Society’s 16th edition of the Tropical Baroque Festival.

Make Music Miami

Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

This edition is presented by a partnership between Buskerfest MiamiGuitars Over GunsThe Rhythm Foundation, the Lincoln Road BID, the French Embassy Cultural Services in Miami, and collection of civic partners.


Europe DayMusic - United Miami
May 9, 2019
Celebration of Europe Day with live music from France, Italy, Germany, and Spain at the Centro Cultural Espanol in Miami. Organized by the French Embassy Cultural Services, Dante Miami, CCE Miami, and the German Consulate.



Where are we going?

At Downtown Media Center Miami

May 19th 2022 

​​Make Music Miami
June 21, 2019
Enjoy an Afro-French night of music with The French Horn and Jude Papaloko Thegenus at Fête de la Musique/Make Music Miami at the North Beach Bandshell on Friday, June 21, 2019.
MAKE MUSIC MIAMI brings our city into the global music festival that began as Fête de la Musique in Paris in 1982 – a celebration to welcome summer with music. Across the world, the Summer Solstice is celebrated with free performances of all kinds of music in all kinds of public spaces. Fête de la Musique/Make Music Miami has been celebrated in spots since 1997 – this is the year to take the celebration city-wide!

"Films on the Beach"

May 7 - May 30, 2017: Fourth edition of the Festival


CCI Art Talks Live with Ronald Cyrille   
On Myth and Spirituality in Caribbean Art  - Feb 18, 2021 at 7pm Online  
The Caribbean Cultural Institute's (CCI) Art Talks Live is a program dedicated to new perspectives on contemporary art from the Caribbean and its diasporas presented by the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Image: Ronald Cyrille. Bipopie 1 & 2 (diptych), 2014. 




Tout Monde Program 2020

The Tout Monde continuous programming of Caribbean Contemporary Arts. Although no longer held in a festival format, the Tout Monde program was held in various venues of Miami during the month of March 2020: Contemporary Art Exhibition "Dust Specks the Sea" at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex,  and "Day & Night Franco-Caribbean Film" program held at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. The continuation of this program was abruptly interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.


"Great (or Bad?) TIME for French Culture(s)"

April 7, 2008: The FFFA created this special conference at North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Several panelists, including MOCA director, major contemporary art collectors, the Miami Dade Director of Cultural Affairs, Contemporary artists, and magazine editors, all participated in a unique arts conversation.

"Make Music Miami" 2009

Annually 2007 - present: Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry of Culture, Fête de la musique has now evolved into a global music fest. The FFFA has been supporting this one-day event of free music, open to the public, in collaboration with the Rhythm Foundation and the Alliance Française of Miami.


"Make Music Miami" 2011

Annually 2007 - present: Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry of Culture, Fête de la musique has now evolved into a global music fest. The FFFA has been supporting this one-day event of free music, open to the public, in collaboration with the Rhythm Foundation and the Alliance Française of Miami.


"Dialogue with a piano"

February 22, 2008: This Piano duet concert was held in celebration of the Coral Gables / Aix en Provence sister city program. Michel Bourdoncle, from Aix en Provence, and Paul Posnak, from Coral Gables, performed together at the Coral Gables Congregational Church.

Make Music Miami 2020

June 21
In 2020, Miami's Fête de la musique, aka Make Music Miami, offered a unique program that respected social distancing - streamed performances during morning rush hour in the city's public transit, online music workshops, a traveling music bus, streamed live concert at the North Beach Bandshell with Fête All Stars and special guests from France.  @makemusimiami

"Thibault Cauvin in concert"

April 24, 2007: The FFFA produced an exclusive concert of the French acoustic guitarist, Thibault Cauvin, at the Coral Gables Congregational Church in collaboration with the Alliance Française of Miami. 

​​Night of ideas 2021 - PROCHES 

January 28 @frenchcultureus

"Situating French 20th and 21st century French and francophone studies"

March 30, 2006 - April 1, 2006: More than 220 professors and experts of French contemporary language and culture participated in this 3-day colloquium, which was organized by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami, along with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Miami.



Tribute to josephine baker

Black French-American Icon & 

First Black Woman to Enter the Pantheon​

October 26th - November 28th, 2021

Link to CBS Local news announcement 

Black Expressionism
October 2018

From the Caribbean today
Exhibition of emerging French Caribbean artists at the Lelia Mordoch Gallery in Miami

Night of Ideas 

 Night of Ideas: Being Alive Être Vivant Estar Vivos -  Jan 30, 2020
The first Miami edition of Night of Ideas brought together philosophers, authors, and artists including Otávio Bueno (Professor of Philosophy at University of Miami), Evelyn Dean-Olmsted (University of Puerto Rico), Maïa Mazaurette (French writer and GQ sex columnist), Roni Avissar (Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at University of Miami), Carola Bravo (artist), Francine Birbragher (art historian and curator), Germán Guerra, (Poet and Editor at el Nuevo Herald), Nicholas Vazquez (activist for climate change) and Hip-Hop dance from Martinique (D.Milome & C.Thine).  
Night of Ideas in Miami is presented by Books & Books, Letra Urbana, Consulate General of France in Miami, Coral Gables Cinema and the France Florida Foundation for the Arts. This event is made possible with major support from the Open Society Foundations.

"Tour de France Florida" at the Frost Art Museum - FIU 

November 9, 2011 - March 18, 2012: Contemporary Artist’s from France in Florida’s Private Collections - This exhibition presented over 60 works from around 30 different collections by 27 contemporary artists from France. For this exhibition, the FFFA financed the publication of a bilingual (French and English) catalog, 165 pages long, which features all of the pieces on display.


Watch our video series to discover how Worakls, Inez Barlatier and Apache realized that they wanted to be musicians. 


"Films on the Beach"

March 3 - May 12, 2016: Third edition of the Festival

"Shortcuts between Reality and Fiction"

November 3, 2005 - January 29, 2006: Contemporary French art exhibition consisting of videos, installations and paintings from le Fond National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC), one of the largest public national art collections in the world.

"French kissin' in the U.S.A. "

December 4, 2007 - March 8, 2008: The Moore Space in Miami’s Design District held an exhibition of 17 emerging French contemporary artists, including Tatiana Trouvé, Claire Fontaine, and Phillipe Perrot.

"Florida French Heritage Trail"

Fall 2014: Publication of a 60 page brochure on the history of France in Florida made possible with Viva Florida 500 grant provided by Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission.

Films on the beach
November 2018
Fifth edition on French outdoor film festival in Miami Beach around the theme of the five senses.


"Paris, je t'aime"

November 3, 2007: Organized in partnership with the Miami International Film Festival and the FFFA, Sleepless Night 2007 included in their program an outdoor screening on the beach of this iconic French film directed by 22 different filmmakers.

Films on the Beach on Culture Crawl Nov 21 and Thu, Dec 19.
The French Embassy Cultural Services (Miami office) in partnership with the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program and its Cultural Crawl program are pleased to announce two special screenings at outdoor venue, Miami Beach SoundScape Park.
Come and join us on Thursdays, November 21 and December 19 at 8pm under the stars of Miami Beach SoundScape Park to discover the two french movies A Faithful Man (l'Homme fidèle) and Heartbreaker (l'Arnacoeur). Both screenings are free and open to the public.


"Films on the Beach"

April 2 - April 30, 2015: Second edition of the Festival