As a mother tongue for some, the language of the host country for others, the French language allows communication between all. With a view to linguistic integration and the fight against illiteracy, the Ministry of Culture supports projects and forms of mediation adapted to people with insufficient command of French, through the program Cultural action and the French language (ACLF).

After four bi-annual editions and more than eight hundred projects supported throughout the territory for people with French learning and practice needs, the ACLF scheme is renewed in 2023 in the form of an annual programme. An endowment of €500,000 is allocated to it in 2023 by the Ministry of Culture and will be renewed every year.

Presentation of the device

What is the annual programme "Cultural action and the French language"?

The challenge of this program is to contribute to the reduction of inequalities in access to the French language and culture through cultural or artistic projects conducted with people involved in the acquisition or strengthening of French.

Special forms of mediation must be established with the help of cultural operators, such as integration, socio-cultural and socio-educational fields, training and justice.

Objectives of the approach

The objectives of this annual program are to:

  • To encourage cultural and artistic practices as levers for the appropriation of French;
  • To promote partnerships at the territorial level between cultural professionals and specialists in the appropriation of French;
  • To enhance the languages spoken by populations of foreign origin or regional languages.

Particular attention is paid to priority areas (city policy districts, rural and ultramarine areas).

Am I concerned by this approach?


Examples of previously supported local projects

You will also find other examples of projects supported previously on the dedicated page.

A question?

For any questions about the program Cultural action and the French language, you are invited to contact:

General Delegation for French and French (DGLFLF)
Mission language proficiency and territorial action
01 40 15 36 69
3 rue de Valois, 75001 Paris

or to the decentralized service of the Ministry of Culture of the place of realization of your project:


The filing of applications will open on 01 February 2023 and close at midnight on 31 March 2023.