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Second call for projects March 1 - April 15, 2003

  1. Acadia to be honoured at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient
    (Dieppe, NB, Canada) Applicant organization: Société Nationale de l'Acadie
    Description: The Festival Interceltique de Lorient, established in 1971, is an annual gathering of performers from Celtic countries. Each year, the Festival honours a country or region. Wishing to mark Acadia’s 400th birthday and 400 years of French presence in America in a significant way, Festival Interceltique de Lorient organizers have offered to honour Acadia at the 2004 Festival.

  2. Update of the guide entitled "Un tour de France canadien"[a Canadian tour of France]
    (Montreal, Canada)
    Applicant organization: Société historique du Lac St.-Louis
    Description: The guide entitled "Un tour de France canadien,” first published in 1979 (La Presse - Montreal), makes it possible for Canadians to travel throughout France and trace their ancestors and the key people and events connected with France-Canada relations from the 16th century through to the present day.

  3. Céramiques françaises et échanges canadiens, XVIe-XVIIIe siècles [French ceramics and Canadian exchange, 16th - 18th centuries] (Montreal, Canada)
    Applicant organization: Anthropology Department, Université de Montréal
    Description: This project, which involves a symposium and scientific publication, will enable French and Canadian archeologists to network, and will revive knowledge with regard to French ceramics found in Canada and this knowledge will be disseminated within the scientific community.

  4. Adaptation et innovation: expériences acadiennes [adaptation and innovation: Acadian experiments] international multidisciplinary conference (Poitiers, France)
    Applicant organization: Institut d'Études Acadiennes et Québecoises
    Description: In 2004, on the occasion of Acadia’s 400th birthday, we propose a scientific look at the innovative experiments that the Acadians were able and even forced to develop in order to adapt while maintaining their distinctive way of life. This theme can cover all of the periods and places connected with the Acadian experience.

  5. Grammaire comparée des variétés de français d'Amérique [comparative grammar of varieties of French in America] international convention (Avignon, France)
    Applicant organization: Laboratoire de linguistique JE 2300, Université d'Avignon
    Description: The laboratory has been involved in the "Grammaire comparéé des variétés de français d'Amérique" program for two years in partnership with German universities. It is hoped that the convention will bring together some 30 European and Canadian specialists on varieties of French in America—more specifically, on the Acadian speech of Louisiana and Canada—who are currently involved in research projects that include the morpho-syntactic aspects. Some 50 participants are expected, 30 of whom will present papers that will be broadcast over the Internet and distributed by mail. The proceedings will be published and will help strengthen the Canadian studies research network, integrate young PhD students into these networks and create new links that will lead to dynamic international projects. Click here to view the call for papers (in Fench only).

  6. Dieppe-Dieppe (Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada)
    Applicant organization: Théâtre Capitol Theatre Inc.
    Description: Dieppe-Dieppe is a multimedia dramatic work created over a three-year period with a view to bringing together members of the artistic communities of France and Canada to tour Dieppe, France.

  7. Eau et modernité, création du lexique interculturel de l'eau [water and modernity, creation of an intercultural water lexicon] (Paris, France)
    Applicant organization: Cité des Sciences
    Description: The aim of this project is to involve Canada in the creation of the first "Réseau d'éducation scientifique à vocation interculturelle, internationale et francophone” [science education network that is intercultural, international and Francophone]. This network is being initiated by several countries, including Canada and France, which promote and share their skills with the other countries involved, such as Lebanon, Morocco and Romania.

  8. Exploratory mission to France by two representatives from the Association francophone de St-Jean (Newfoundland, Canada)
    Applicant organization: Association francophone de St-Jean
    Description: The purpose of this project is to develop wilderness expeditions, adventure racing and at the same time to showcase the rich historical and cultural heritage of the Avalon region. Initially, the mandate of the team travelling to Europe will be to complete the research and prepare agreements with the economic partners of Poitou, Saintonge, Basque Country and Brittany. The subsequent goal will be to ensure that the Avalon tourist circuit becomes an integral part of the celebrations that will get underway in 2004. This includes two components: adventure racing and dramatic performances.

  9. Les nuits acadiennes [Acadian nights] (Paris, France)
    Applicant organization: Croque Musique SARL Magic Blues
    Description: The third Nuits acadiennes will take place in the Auditorium Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Currently being developed, the program will feature singing and musical performances on each of the three nights, beginning at 8:30 pm. The concerts will bring together big-name performers (Edith Butler, Marie-Jo Thério), “legendary” artists and/or groups for those familiar with traditional music (Barachois and Roland Gauvin of Les Méchants Maquereaux) and young new talents (Les muses, Fayo, Lyne Béliveau, etc.).

  10. Du Perche au Canada, une histoire personnelle [from Perche to Canada: a personal history] (Verrières-le-Buisson, France)
    Applicant organization: Fenêtre Ouverte Productions, KINOPSIS, SARL
    Description: Fenêtre Ouverte Productions would like to present "Du Perche au Canada, une histoire personnelle," a 52-minute documentary film reflecting the special relationship between France and Canada, as part of festivities to be organized in Quebec and France to mark the 400th anniversary of the founding of New France.

  11. 2003 European tour (Moncton NB, Canada)
    Applicant organization: Choeur Neil-Michaud
    Description: The Choeur Neil-Michaud was officially invited to participate in the inaugural ceremonies for the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, on June 6, 2003, to commemorate the part Canadian soldiers played in liberating France.

  12. Vers un droit universel de l'abolition: pour une initiative franco-canadienne [towards universal abolition legislation: for a France-Canada initiative] (Paris, France)
    Applicant organization: Ensemble contre la peine de mort [together against the death penalty]- ECPM
    Description: ECPM is hoping to prepare a France-Canada initiative borne either by abolitionist associations and individuals from both countries, or by the Canadian and French governments, to revive the international policy of fighting the death penalty throughout the world.

  13. Twentieth biennale de la langue franççaise [French language biennial] (Villennes-Sur-Seine, France)
    Applicant organization: Biennale de la langue française
    Description: A meeting of Canadian and French researchers will make possible an analysis of the scope and linguistic modernity of Champlain’s work. This event will take place at La Rochelle and Brouage. A synthesis of the work will quickly be made available in digital and print formats.