INSPIRATION / HISTORY

1992-INKO-OscarThe road to the ArtsGames began nearly 20 years ago when Sylvia Sweeney made a promise to her uncle the legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson to create events that would bring cultures together. After numerous events produced in Canada, Sylvia Sweeney returned to her Olympian roots, staging events at the 1996 Atlanta, 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympiads. Over the years, she received guidance from members of the Olympic Committee who assisted Miss Sweeney and her team to develop this independent global competition. The ArtsGames demonstrates the excellence which exists in all cultures by staging these accessible competitions in five art forms. Selected competitors will each represent their nation and will be challenged to emulate the great artists before them who dedicated their craft to the betterment of humanity.

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide a global platform to demonstrate the excellence that exists in all cultures.

STRUCTURE

The International ArtsGames Committee™ Inc.(IAC) and its events Licensee – ArtsGames I Ltd., are supported by  Olympians, business executives, artists, government officials, educators, marketing and broadcast professionals.

Advisory board

Sol-Roter

Sol Roter

President, Liquid Capital Corporation

Sylvia-Sweeney

Sylvia Sweeney

Founder & President
Olympian

Khephra-Burns

Khephra Burns

Senior Producer

Garry-Kalos

Garry Kallos

President, Herskovits Kallos & Assoc. Ltd
Olympian

Hugues de Roussan

Communications Advisor
Olympian

Deb-Soucek

Deborah Soucek

VP Marketing

Bonnie-Dyer

Bonnie Dyer

Director, ArtsGames Commissions

Celine-Peterson

Celine Peterson

Executive Director, (ArtsGames Council of Excellence)

Jessica-Zhang

Jessica Zhang

Administrator (IAC)

OUR TEAM

Dave Rodgers

Manager, Research & Development

Lari Teras

Executive Coordinator

Kathleen Doody

Media Management & Design

Gayle Pinheiro

Legal Department

Vikie Painparé

Accounts Department

Patricia Ky

Social Media Officer