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Cultural Olympiad

Cultural Olympiad
Combining art and sport – or “muscles and mind” as Pierre de Coubertin put it, is one of Olympism’s cornerstones. Art and sport interact and enrich each other with the Paris 2024 Games. For the Games to be open, participatory, uniting and inclusive, Paris 2024 is encouraging everyone – artists, troupes, non-profits, communities, sports clubs and so forth – to play a part in the Games’ cultural programme. Culture is offering more and more people in towns and cities the opportunity to take part in the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad starting now.    

What is the Cultural Olympiad?

The Cultural Olympiad is a multidisciplinary artistic and cultural programme that unfolds from the end of the previous Games to the end of the following Paralympic Games. Paris2024, in other words, has three seasons to add artistic creation to sports thrills and chills.

The Cultural Olympiad is an original programme to explore the connections between art and athletics, and the values they share  excellence, inclusion, cultural diversity and universalism for instance.

It brings culture into sports venues and unexpected places. From summer 2022 to September 2024, several large gatherings will feature artistic creation to spur conversations between sport and culture in all the towns and cities that wish to be part of this adventure.  

The Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad: a one-of-a-kind programme combining artistic practice and sporting culture    

Artists, cultural institutions and organisations in the sporting movement can apply to be part of this all-new programme.  


For all the news on the Cultural Olympiad Paris 2024, please check this platform regularly:

How to take part?

How to submit your project ?

To take part in the Cultural Olympiad Paris 2024, you can present your project to your Terre de Jeux correspondent in order to take part in the call for participation (check your community is included in the Terre de Jeux 2024 programme). Local authorities, cultural institutions and non-profits will find all the information they need about the process on our platform.

To know more about our call for participation
Aux Frontières de l’Humain exhibition, Musée de l’Homme, Paris, 13/10/2021 to 30/05/2022. © MHNH – J.C.-Domenech 

The calendar 

20 June

First Paris 2024 call for projects


23 au 26 June

olympic day


From September

Paris 2024 announces project endorsements and agreements with cultural operators at the end of every month


Summer 2022

Cultural Olympiad programme highlights during Eté Culturel with the Ile-de-France region, Seine-Saint-Denis administrative department and Paris City Counci



Call for participation continues in Terre de Jeux 2024 communities (until end-2023). Launch new calls for projects


23 June

Olympic day


22 June to 31 August

Cultural Olympiad programme highlights during Eté Culturel



Call for participation continues in Terre de Jeux 2024 communities. Launch new calls for projects


End of April

Olympic torch reaches France


April to July

Olympic torch relay and celebrations throughout France



Olympic Festival throughout the Paris 2024 Games