Arts Council of Wales | The Cultural Olympiad In Wales

The Cultural Olympiad In Wales

Creating a lasting legacy after the London 2012 Olympic Games.

What is the Cultural Olympiad?

The Olympic Games and Paralympic Games are about more than sport. London 2012 is also staging a Cultural Olympiad - a series of events to showcase the UK's arts and culture to the rest of the world.

The four-year London 2012 Cultural Olympiad started in September 2008, at the end of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

It is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games, designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of London 2012.


Inspiring creativity across all forms of culture, especially among young people, the aim is to make a real impact. Its legacy will last well beyond 2012.

Taking Part

The Cultural Olympiad will culminate with a UK-wide festival in 2012, bringing together leading artists from all over the world.

In this section of the website you may find out how you can take part in the numerous projects and opportunities involved with the Cultural Olympiad.

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