French courses

The program “Learning French through art” facilitates the integration of artists in exile by learning the written and oral French language and the appropriation of social and cultural codes through cultural events in Paris.

Each school year is structured around 4 exhibitions in partner museums and art centers.

The courses are based on original documents provided by the curators and the educational team, which are pedagogically adapted to the linguistic objectives of each level.

The aa-e school offers 5 courses (according to the placement test):

– Initiation
– Objective A1
– Objective A2
– Objective B1
– Objective B2

Learners can take an official exam (DELF B1/B2) in an accredited center at the end of the course.

The training courses are free for aa-e member artists; they are also open to the outside public at affordable prices (subject to availability).

→ Information, registration and placement test:


Website: French school’s blog

Brochure: learning French through art


training in cultural mediation

Designed and implemented for artists in exile who wish to acquire skills in transmission and interaction with the public, this training offers an approach to the main issues and fundamentals of cultural mediation.

It aims at the professional structuring as well as the insertion in the French social and economic life of the beneficiaries, while taking advantage of their qualification, their previous training and their experience as artists.

The program is based on 3 axes:

● a partnership established by the aa-e with a museum or an art center, allowing an in-depth work around a real exhibition
● educational resources developed from original documents provided by the cultural partners, as well as case studies of professional mediation projects
● at the end of the training, the presentation of an original mediation project specific to each participant, in the exhibition rooms of the partner venue.


● artists members of the Artists in Exile Workshop
● external public (artists who are not members of the aa-e or people working in the cultural sector)

→ information and registration: