— Published 17 March 2022

Paris combines sport and culture

Paris 2024

The initiative does not lack allure. Paris City Hall has announced that it wants to install artists in residence in several of the capital’s sports facilities, in anticipation of the 2024 Summer Games. The operation will be part of the Cultural Olympiad. The stated ambition is to better “take Parisians” to the next Olympic and Paralympic Games. The first phase of the project, for the 2022-2023 cultural season, should involve twelve residencies. The artists will be able to use a gymnasium, a swimming pool or an association. The call for projects is launched this week, until mid-May. The selection of the winners will be made towards the end of June. The selected residences, in agreement with their regular users, will be financed to the tune of 200,000 euros for a maximum of nine months. The aim is to “create a relationship” between the artists and the sportsmen and women. Paris City Hall has earmarked a budget of 2 million for the Cultural Olympiad. Half of this amount will be dedicated to open-air performances – theatre, dance, circus, visual arts – which should begin on 23 June 2022, the date of Olympic Day.