About the Festival

Announced in The New York Times, Jan 22, 2017

The second annual Tilt Kids Festival invites you on a journey across the arts—and on our train, there is no quiet car!

Tilt encourages a sense of freedom and adventure in the ways young people encounter art. Kids and adults alike will discover new works by international artists that offer mind-opening experiences and celebrate diversity across cultures. No matter how old you are, we hope you’ll join us this spring and let curiosity be your guide!

Tilt Kids Festival is produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with leading cultural institutions, which this year include The Brooklyn Public Library, The Invisible Dog, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Bénédicte de Montlaur
Cultural Counselor, Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Marie-Monique Steckel
President, French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

Rima Abdul-Malak, Lili Chopra, and Violaine Huisman
Co-Curators, Tilt Kids Festival 2017


2017 Events

2016 Events

French Institute
Alliance Française

The leading French language and cultural center in the United States, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is dedicated to innovative and unique programming in education and the arts, all exploring the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures.

Discover more at fiaf.org.

Cultural Services
of the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy promotes the best of French arts and education across the US and builds partnerships between artists, institutions and universities on both sides of the Atlantic. In New York, through its bookshop Albertine, it fosters French-American exchange around literature and the arts.

Learn more at frenchculture.org.


Special thanks to Air France and Delta Air Lines, French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Howard Gilman Foundation, Institut français-Paris, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, SACD (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques), Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, FACE Foundation, Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium, La Roche-Posay, and Florence Gould Foundation.


General Inquiries

Contact FIAF at fiafnews@fiaf.org / 212-355-6100.

Press Inquiries Only

For festival info and image requests, please contact:

Blake Zidell
blake@blakezidell.com / 718-643-9052

Natascha Bodemann at FIAF
nbodemann@fiaf.org / 646-388-6677

Camille Desprez at French Cultural Services
camille.desprez@diplomatie.gouv.fr / 212-439-1417

Press Releases

2017 Festival (pdf)