• Talents Go Beyond Borders
    & Disabilities
    Arts by people with disabilities
    around the world

    ParaArt has more than 30 years of history.
    Since 2009, we, Nippon Charity Kyokai,
    organized the ParaArt Exhibition to help
    promote artistic activities among individuals & groups
    of people with disabilities.

  • Never too late to start
    your new challenge

    “Only after my accident at the age of 33,
    I started my career in calligraphy.
    It might not be an very early start,
    but I believe making efforts will eventually take me to the goal.”

    Chang-Woo Seok, Calligrapher (Korea)
    at 2017 International ParaArt TOKYO

  • ParaArt brings people
    around the world

    By bringing artworks around the world,
    ParaArt Exhibition helps promote exchange
    among artists with disabilities.

  • Co-starring of various
    calligraphy cultures

    2017 International ParaArt TOKYO
    “Sho – Calligraphy”

  • Passion of
    “Athlete in Art”

    “Although I am not able to jump nor run,
    I am always running in my heart.
    In the exhibition, I hope lots of people
    can get such a feeling in each artwork.”
    ̶
    Eita Yashiro;
    Former Minister of Post & Telecommunications,
    & The First Wheelchaired Member of Parliament;
    2016 International ParaArt TOKYO Executive Committee Chairman

  • ParaArt School

    “Art made my daily life colorful.”
    A ParaArt School graduate

Talents Go Beyond
Borders & Disabilities
Arts by people with disabilities
around the world

What is ParaArt?

ParaArt has more than 30 years of history.
In 1986, we, Nippon Charity Kyokai, opened the ParaArt School
& organized the ParaArt Exhibition
to help promote artistic activities among
individuals & groups of people with disabilities.

That was the first such cultural activities initiated in Japan.
Since then, many aspiring artists have participated in ParaArt School & ParaArt Exhibitions.

Nippon Charity Kyokai is a Public Interest Incorporated Foundationserving Japanese society since 1966.

International ParaArt Exhibition

In 2009, the first international ParaArt Exhibition was held in Tokyo with artworks from 16 countries & regions. Since then, the total number of about 700 artworks from all over the world were exhibited in Tokyo through four international ParaArt Exhibitions.

As Tokyo Olympic Paralympic Games are coming in 2020, we are planning to host a major international exhibition, 2020 international ParaArt TOKYO to celebrate the games.

Objectives

パラアートを通じて国際交流を

Help promote communications among people with disabilities around the world through exhibitions.

パラアートスクール

Find unknown artistic talents in Japan, as well as provide them with opportunities for helping each other in their learning.

Help those talents to make their artistic activities as their lifeworks, by offering opportunities such as the commercialization of own artworks.

ParaArt School

パラアートスクールロゴ

In 1986, ParaArt School was opened in Tokyo to find unknown artistic talents & to help those aspiring artists with disabilities study & improve their skills. Since then, the school produced many artists who are now active in various fields of arts. The students also have opportunities to take part in ParaArt Exhibitions as well as exhibitions outside of Japan.

  • Manga – Comics, Illustration
  • General Painting
  • Calligraphy

Manga
Comics, Illustration

General Painting

Calligraphy

Call for Entry

2019 International ParaArt TOKYO exhibition:
The pre-event the year before 2020 International ParaArt TOKYO

In coming February 2019, we will host the international art exhibition, 2019 International ParaArt TOKYO as a pre-event of 2020 International ParaArt TOKYO.  For the exhibition, we encourage the artists with disabilities around the world to apply. In particular, talented children with disabilities are welcome. In the exhibition, there also will be a contest to choose winners which will be selected by the panel of judges from various fields of arts.

《 CONTACT 》
Executive Committee Office at Nippon Charity Kyokai