Universal art competition open to everyone|566 B.C. : first "art olympiad"|2019 : rebirth of the historical calendar


Universal art competition open to everyone|566 B.C. : first "art olympiad"|2019 : rebirth of the historical calendar


artists and public registration

selection of the excerpts by the public

finalist presentation

What are the Olymp’Arts?

The first modern and multi-disciplinary artistic competition based on the Art olympiads as defined by the ancient Greeks.

The artists, amateurs or professionals, will compete in 11 disciplines facing a jury represented solely by a world-wide audience.

Based on strong values such as universality and non-violence, the Olymp’Arts will reward 3 works in each discipline which will have won over the heart of the public.

What are our values?

Our core values radically reformulate the existing principles of all artistic competitions.

Universality must guide the works in a search for emotion and harmony of forms and sounds that will bring together the characteristics most common to all cultures.

Non-violence, too often forgotten in modern artistic productions, is an assumed choice, beauty and violence being two opposite characteristics. We believe that violence is contrary to any universal and harmonious artistic form.

Who are we?

Professional artists, amateur artists and arts enthusiasts gathered around a single non-profit* organization: the Olymp’Arts!

The rebirth of the “Art olympiads” was established in 1995 at UNESCO (Paris), under the original generic title of « Les Arts Olympiques » / « Olympic Arts » by 65 countries who signed the first founding charter. This name was replaced in 2016 by « Les Arts de l’Olympe » / « Olymp’Arts ».

*The Olymp’Arts have no direct or indirect link with the International Olympic Committee.

Where will the Olymp’Arts be held?

We abide to the nowadays technological tools by presenting the first physical competition determined by Internet votes.

The “Art Olympiads” will be organized in a host city that will welcome at least 220 artists of all origins.

In a responsible approach, we wish to use only the unique places and filled with history of the host cities. No request for construction will be made by our organization.

Discussions with several major international cities are underway and the name of the selected host city will be revealed in December 2017 at a press conference.

When will it happen?

To respect the historical calendar, the Olymp’Arts will be held every 4 years (olympiad), 3 years after each summer sports game.

2017 with the artists’ registration opening, 2 years prior to the competition.

2018 with the selection of the 220 works by a worldwide audience on the Internet, 1 year before the event.

2019 The Olymp’Arts will give the worldwide audience the possibility to determine 3 award-winning works in each discipline for two weeks in August.

Who can participate in the Olymp’Arts?

Everyone can participate since it is a universal competition that wishes to bring all cultures together.

You are an artist, amateur or professional, handicapped or not, minor or adult, and you wish to take up the challenge to create a universal work that can move people on our beautiful planet? Welcome!

You are a spectator and you would like to be a part of the juryRegister now and as early as 2018, you will have the opportunity to create your personal space on our site.

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