The Institut français is the agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Development for cultural action outside of France. As an agent of cultural diplomacy, the Institut français is a unique brand throughout
 96 countries and in France. It is responsible for the promotion of artists, ideas, works and industries that contribute to presenting an innovative and dynamic picture of artistic creation in France. It encourages dialogue between cultures and gives life to professional communities in each sector it is involved in, while supporting the French cultural network abroad.

In the field of music, the Institut français provides support for the international circulation of artists, in order to promote their access to new audiences and to support their international development. This support takes the form of consultancy and expert advice, ranging from artistic scouting for the benefit of foreign professionals and of the French cultural network abroad, to consultancy for artists in order to help them develop their impact at the international level. The Institut français also provides financial support for the circulation of projects at the international level. Finally, it connects artists with the relevant sectors of the international musical industry, in close cooperation with the whole cultural network abroad.