Arts Arena events are designed as international or specifically French-American cultural interactions. The events are free and open to the public; however, reservations are advised, as many events reach capacity and offer standing-room only for those who have not reserved a seat. To guarantee priority seating at all events, please RSVP to Each event is followed by a cocktail reception with the speakers and audience.

Additional special events are reserved for Arts Arena members as part of our ArtsArenaPLUS program. These have included an haute couture fashion show at the residence of the Russian Ambassador to France, a talk by bestselling author Alan Riding about his latest book, at the home of the Director of the Arts Arena, followed by dinner with the author, and a private concert by the Curtis Institute of Music chamber ensemble at a home overlooking the Luxembourg gardens. For information on becoming a member, please click here.

November 16, 2018

American Fringe 3 Film Festival

An Official Entry of the Festival d'Automne

Location: Cinémathèque Française, 51 rue de Bercy, Paris 12e

An Official Entry of the Festival d’Automne No one knows how many feature films are made in the United States; hundreds are shown only in small, regional festivals, or in local film programs, or receive their sole public exposure through the new “micro-cinemas” currently sprouting up in the US. Often… View More

December 4, 2018

The Arts Arena Curtis Institute of Music Award Concert

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 6e

December 9, 2018

Jerome Robbins and the Cinema

Celebrating the Great American Choreographer

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 6e