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Six Art Categories
Six interlacing Rings
Six Art Categories and its Art Disciplines

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal at the
II Delphic Games 2005, Kuching, Malaysia



Part of the Delphic Games Identity is based on six Delphic Art Categories with numerous disciplines within each category – mainly performed as Cross-Over among disciplines. Not all of the individual disciplines within the six Delphic Art Categories must / can be part of worldwide Delphic Games / Junior Delphic Games or regional Delphiads. The Disciplines are showcased in three ways: Competition, Presentation and Exhibition.

Every Art Category includes

-a section with Intangible Cultural Heritage which is part of the Non-competition part as presentations.

-a section of Digital Photography as part of the competition part in the whole range of the Arts Disciplines – so called “Delphix” by mobiles and cameras – after registration as participant.

Only those disciplines marked with an asterisk within the following overview constitute mandatory disciplines. The other disciplines may or may not be included within worldwide Delphic Games / Junior Delphic Games or regional Delphiads.

For more detailed information please request the “How to become a Delphic Member” Guideline.

Art Categories & Disciplines

Musical Arts & Sounds
Singing, instrumental, electronic sounds


solo / group

Instruments –

solo / group

Performing Arts
Dance, theatre, puppet play

Dance –

solo / group

Traditional –

Show Dance*)

Theatre Arts –

Puppet play

Language Arts
Literature, lectures, moderation

Written literature
Poetry, Lyric*)
Children literature
Story telling, Fairy tales*)
Audio play productions
Moderation, Speaker*)
Vocal acoustic sound

Visual Arts
Painting/graphics, sculpture/installation, photography/film, design, fashion, handicraft

Photographs on the spot*)
Film-clips on the spot

Social Arts & Communication
Internet, media, pedagogic, didactic

Computer Games
Edu-Games *)
Media & Television
Animation / Moderation*)
Indigenous Plays
Community Plays *)
Rhetoric / Didactics

Ecological Arts & Architecture
Landscape and city planning, preservation and conservation of nature, buildings, memorials and monuments

City & Village planning*)
Preservations of Monuments & Objects
Preservations of Landscape
Contemporary Landscape design
Parks *)


The most important elements of the Games are artistic competition, presentations and exhibitions. Exceptional artists are honoured with special Awards from the international Delphic Council:

Medal Award
In Gold, Silver and Bronze – in comparable competitive disciplines

Lyre Award
For exceptional individual artistic performance as a part of a larger synthesis of the arts

Laurel Award
For outstanding and incomparable artistic performance

Delphix Award

For outstanding pictures with mobile phones & cameras expressing an art discipline during the Delphic Games & Delphiads

For all active participants of the Delphic Games and Delphiads

Wisdom about Arts & Culture

"No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive."

Mahatma Gandhi

"Ways become reality by going them."

Franz Kafka

"The art is the highest form of hope"

Gerhard Richter

"The art is the mediator of the inexpressible."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Art does not reflect the visible but makes visible."

Paul Klee

"The activity of drawing is an attempt to understand who are we and how we treat the world."

William Kentridge

"Painting, sculpturing, literature, music are much closer to each other as in as widely believed, they express all feelings of the human soul towards nature."

Auguste Rodin

"Change is necessary like the rejuvenation of leaves in spring."

Vincent van Gogh

"I do not look for the beauty in a Greek sense and as artists in the renaissance. There is a functional difference between beauty and expression of the force of expression. The first will please; the second will reflect the spiritual vitality."

Henry Moore

"The reality of art begins with the eyes of the viewer and gains the power through phantasy, inventiveness and confrontation."

Keith Haring

"Because it is not known by the public, that to welcome a peace of art half of the work has to be achieved by the consignee."

Ferrucio Busoni

"The theatre should not be judged if it satisfies the habits of its audience, but if it is able to change those."

Bertolt Brecht