Paralym Art

World Cup 2020

A contest to discover the next generation of disabled artists!

Over 200,000 Yen for First and Second Place!
First and Second Place, and a selection of other winners will be invited to Tokyo for the awards ceremony!
After the ceremony, the winning works will be exhibited and sold at Park Hotel Tokyo!

This is the Paralym Art World Cup, an event that looks to celebrate and praise artists with disabilities from all over the world.

This year's theme has been selected as we approach the the Olympic and Paralympic Games being held in Tokyo in 2021, and we are looking for artists from all around the world to participate! For those that are chosen we will be looking to invite them to the Awards' Ceremony held in November 2020!

※In order to lower the risk of infections of the coronavirus, we will accept videos and messages from those that win an award in this years event.

Find out about the Crowdfunding Project we currently have running!

Learn about this year's theme and event info!

Latest News

  • Final entries totals 872!

    Mon July 27 2020

  • Entry Period ends with over 850 entrants!

    Tues July 7 2020

  • Over 500 entries received

    Mon Jun 29 2020

Learn more about Paralym Art and what we do to help disabled artists!

What is Paralym Art?

Helping disabled artists realise their dreams

Paralym Art looks to help disabled artists, by giving them a way to survive without having to have a dependence on social security programs, and to help them form ties with companies that will help back these amazing artists.


As well as this, in preparation for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we have received the Beyond 2020 recognition



Akiko Endo

Fine Art Magizine Editor

Keiichiro Tao

Photo credit Kazuhito Tachibori

Outsider curator

Nobumasa Kushino


Main Sponsor

Persol Holdings


Park Hotel Tokyo

Love Career Co., Ltd.


Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Tourism

Agency for Cultural Affairs


Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Japan

Embassy of Spain

Embassy of the Republic of Estonia

Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark

Embassy of Panama

Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in Japan

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Brazil

Italian Embassy in Japan

Embassy of Mexico in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines

Embassy of the Republic of Sudan in Japan

Embassy of Sweden in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Togo

Embassy of Iceland in Japan

Embassy of the Republic of Slovakia

Embassy of Colombia in Japan

Embassy of Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Japan

Iran Cultural Center

Embassy of the Republic of Uganda

Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti

Embassy of Hungary in Japan

French Embassy in Japan

Institut Francais Japan

Polish Public Information Center

Embassy of Ukraine in Japan

Embassy of Jamaica

Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador

Embassy of Honduras

Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Japan

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