The Womensphere GLOBAL ARTFEST is a global virtual event and celebration to inspire and empower the next generation of women in the arts to share creative solutions to humanity's greatest challenges and to express vision to achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 

We invite the participation of all women who love the arts and are currently enrolled in universities, colleges, community colleges, and technical/vocational schools all around the world.

Prizes & Awards:

  • Top 100 Global Artfest Entries & Participants: Publication in Book + Profile in Media + Social Media Recognition + Certificates of Distinction + Special Gifts

  • Top 10 Global Artfest Entries & Participants Plus: $10,000 in Cash Prizes for the Top 10 Global Artfest Participants + Trophies + Womensphere Gold Medallion + More Special Gifts

Schedule & Timeline:

Global Expert Mentoring (GEM) Leadership Sessions (Virtual and Live) on SDGs, Coding, Art & Design, Video & Media, and Leadership in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics): Starting February through March 2018

Virtual Global Artfest Creation & Submission:  March 31-April 16, 2019

Announcement of Global Artfest Top 100: June 2019

Global Award Ceremonies: September 2019 (during United Nations General Assembly weeks)

Exhibit & Media on Global & Regional Finalists & Awardees: June 2019 to December 2019

This is a global program of the Womensphere Innovation Leadership Lab (WILL) which pioneers, incubates, and scales STEAM*-powered and innovative approaches of empowering women and girls to create the future, and the Womensphere Incubator Network (WIN), a global initiative of the Womensphere Foundation to accelerate gender parity and inspire, train, and empower 1 million women and girls by 2020 (STEAM* = science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics).

The inaugural Womensphere Global Artfest is part of this year’s Womensphere Festival and 10th anniversary celebration.