Paralym Art World Cup 2019 Japan

What is Paralym ArtWorld Cup 2019?

The Paralym Art World Cup is an international art competition where people with disabilities from all over the world have an opportunity to show their artistic talents. We announce a different theme each year in support of upcoming Tokyo Olympics/Paralympics in 2020.

Approaching deadline – 31st May 2019

Please visit: for full details

Award winners will be invited for the award ceremony and reception party to be held in Tokyo in September 2019! We look forward to receiving your application!

The theme for the Paralym Art World Cup 2019 is “Dance/Performance”. “Dance/Performance” can mean many different things and can be observed all over the world – for example, sacred dance as a prayer, sports performance, dance in a social occasion, dance in a street etc,, “Dance/Performance” can express many emotions and perceptions as well as stories behind. “Dance/Performance” can be based on everyday expressions, such as dancing with joy when you’re happy, plodding along when you’re sad. We look forward to receiving your artwork, which express your emotions!

You can be at any age and from anywhere in the world in order to apply. You must have a disability and able to provide a disability certificate or equivalent. You must read and agree to the application terms and conditions detailed on the website.

The Paralym Art Executive Office will cover the shipping fee.  The winners will be contacted individually via emails or phone calls.

 Size: Between A4 and A0 (841mm x 1189mm)

Art Materials: Any materials can be used as long as the artwork is 2-dimensional such as coloured pencil, oil pastel, watercolour, oil, paper cutting, woodcut, calligraphy, or embroidery.

Artwork must be digitally scanned. We do NOT consider the following applications if the surface of the artwork is rough that prevents from scanning, 3-dimensional artwork, or photography.

Number of Applications: One artwork per applicant (an applicant can be a group or an individual person)

Paralym Art Executive Office:  Email:  If you would like to contact us in non-Japanese language, please send us an email at first. We will email/call you back.

Important Notice: We only accept applications through the Paralym Art World Cup website. Please DO NOT send the original artwork to the Paralym Art as we do not consider applications by post.