Paralym Art works to achieve the financial independence of disabled artists, through the rental and the licensing of art created by those with disabilities to companies and organizations across Japan. The artworks of our artists are being used in exhibitions, designs for catalog covers and calendars, and PR events by various organizations.
As part of the cultural program of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, we organized the global competitions of disabled art, “Paralym Art World Cup”. Last year, we held the competition and received over 1,000 artworks from artists all over the world. And we held award ceremony at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo (Japan, Tokyo) on August 27th, 2018.
We hope our competition can be an opportunity for people with disabilities from around the world to integrate into society. Moreover, we hope that the competition can serve as a platform for promoting the talent of the disabled artists of to Japan and to the wider world.
Applicants whose artworks that are selected for our award by our judge’s panel will win a number of prizes, including cash prize of approx. JPY500,000 (grand prize) and JPY250,000 (second prize). Award winners of key prizes will also be invited to Tokyo to attend the award ceremony and a social gala. (Airfare and accommodation included)
* Parents and staff are also invited
** Changes may occur to the details above
We hope our competition can be an opportunity for people from around the world with disabilities to integrate into society. Moreover, we hope that the competition can serve as a platform for promoting the talent of the disabled artists of your organization to Japan and to the wider world.