The United States and France share similar humanistic and philosophical values. Inspired by and grounded in this friendship, FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) promotes mutual understanding between the diverse communities of Southern California and France through the Arts.
FLAX Mission Statement
FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) is a California-based 501(c)(3) public charity committed to collaboration, innovation, exchange, and sustainable impact. Guided by our vision, FLAX’s program offers Southern California artists and organizational partners reciprocal and collaborative opportunities with artists, curators, and cultural institutions based in France. FLAX has a strong commitment to public engagement, introducing multi-disciplinary art projects in collaboration with established cultural institutions. We achieve our mission primarily through the following programming activities:
- FLAX Projects are large-scale art projects initiated, created, and produced by FLAX in a spirit of reciprocity between France and Southern California partner organizations;
- FLAX Grants are provided to SoCal-based cultural organizations in support of France-related art projects in multiple disciplines; and
- FLAX Invites hosts France-related artists invited by its SoCal- and France-based cultural partners to reside at the FLAX House in Los Angeles.