Olymp’Arts Express | Revival of the “Art Olympiads”: International Olymp’Arts Committee and the Permanent Mission of Greece at the UN Held An Online Forum

During 16:00-17:00 Swiss time (22:00-23:00 Beijing time), On July 28, 2022, the International Olymp’Arts Committee (IOAC) invited the Permanent Mission of Greece at the UN and some well-known artists to participate in a forum on the theme of “Revival of the ‘Art Olympiads’ ”- European Session, with discussions on different topics around the revival of the “Art Olympiads”, including the origin and history of "Art Olympiads", the development between "Art Olympiads" and human, "Art Olympiads" and European art, etc., in order to launch the cooperation between the International Olymp’Arts Committee and European and even global art circles and institutions.

The forum was held in a semi-open Zoom meeting room and all audiences interested in the Olymp’Arts were invited to join the link and participate. The meeting was hosted by Mr. Michele Genovese and attended by Ms. Rachel Qin (Qin Wen) , Executive President of the IOAC, Mr. Marc Verriere, Founding President of the IOAC, Prof. Rebecca Salter,  President of the Royal Academy of Arts, Mr. Zafeirios Rossidi, Head of Public Diplomacy Office at the Permanent Mission of Greece at the United Nations, Geneva, Mr. Michele Genovese, Advisory Chairman of the IOAC, and Prof. Judith Clark, Professor at the London College of Fashion, Mr. Patrick Nijs, Former Belgian Ambassador to China, Prof. Marlow Mar (Ma Qunxiong), UNESCO Peace Messenger, Ms. Dalia Gallico, President of the University San Raffaele Roma, Design Degree and Art Lab association, Prof. Claudio Rocca, President of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy, Mr. Matteo Giovannini, Youth Ambassador of the Sino-Italian Cultural Cooperation and Promotion, and Linda Xu (Xu Yuanshen), Deputy General Secretary of the IOAC.

On June 29, 2022, the International Olymp’Arts Committee held the "the First International Contest of Olymp’Arts Global Conference" at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, the European headquarters of the United Nations, and announced that the First International Contest of Olymp’Arts will be held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2023. After the conference, the Mission of the Republic of Greece to the United Nations and the International Olymp’Arts Committee agreed to cooperate in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities to strengthen the dissemination of the spirit of Olymp’Arts. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Greece, the International Olymp’Arts Committee China Preparatory Office and the Greece Embassy in China will also launch related cultural and artistic cooperation, expressing mutual expectations for the revival of the “Art Olympiads” and the holding of the Olymp’Arts 2023.


The guests had a lively discussion on related topics and formed an important consensus. The successful holding of this online forum allowed more people to know about Olymp’Arts and participate in the cause of "Art Olympiads Revival".