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. Paris 2024, 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: https://culture.paris2024.org/
Photo exhibition during the 2021 Jogging Festival, at Le Carreau du Temple. ©Le Marais Mood×
How to take part?
To submit a project for the Cultural Olympiad Paris 2024, you need to be active in the cultural or sporting sphere and keen on an artistic experience. You can submit it through one of two channels: the call for participation or the call for projects.
Illustration: Weaving Marjane Satrapi’s Tisser les Jeux (“Interlacing the Games”) tapestry, at Manufacture des Gobelins. © Justine Rossignol
The call for participation is for cultural institutions, troupes, art schools, non-profits and sports clubs in Terre de Jeux 2024 geographies. The projects selected through this channel will be awarded the Cultural Olympiad label but not receive subsidies from Paris 2024.
Illustration: Les Traceurs, a 670-metre slackline walk by Nathan Paulin from the Eiffel Tower to Palais de Chaillot, 18 September 2021. © Benjamin Mengelle
On the call for projects, you can submit an artistic proposal that fits one of the precise criteria. Projects can be tendered by Paris 2024 stakeholders, Paris 2024, leadings schools, partners, etc.
The selected projects will be awarded the Cultural Olympiad label and subsidies for their production and to promote the involvement of cultural organisations in this unique adventure.
Illustration: Colour charts for Marjane Satrapi’s Tisser les Jeux tapestry, Manufacture des Gobelins. © Mobilier National/Camille Gasser
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.
First Paris 2024 call for projects
23 au 26 June
Paris 2024 announces project endorsements and agreements with cultural operators at the end of every month
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
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