The Womensphere Global Artfest is a global movement and celebration to 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.  


On September 25, 2015 at the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders agreed on working towards achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, for the next 15 years, intended to tackle global grand challenges: end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

At Womensphere, we are dedicated to helping achieve Global Goal #5 on Gender Equality, as well as empowering women and girls to become active participants and leaders in shaping the vision and creating solutions to help achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.  To these ends, we created the Womensphere Global Artfest.

Women in the arts and design fields, as well as women not formally studying arts and design, who are currently enrolled in universities, colleges, and high schools around the world at the secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels,  are invited to join the Womensphere Global Artfest. 

The Global Artfest competition period takes place during November 1-11, 2018.  This will be preceded by an optional online Global Leadership Academy from August to October 2018.

On November 1, 2018, Womensphere will announce the Themes and Challenges for the Womensphere Global Artfest. These themes and challenges will be on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and include Special Challenges and Themes.

Participants will have the week of November 1 -11, 2018 to create and submit entries based on the Themes and Challenges of the Womensphere Global Artfest. All entries must be authenticated by the academic institution that the participants represent.

The top Regional and Global Finalists will be announced in December 2018.  Global Awards Ceremonies will take place on March 2019.

Award Winners will receive the Womensphere Medallion.  Regional and Global Finalists will receive Certificates of Distinction and will have the opportunity to be featured in media, social media, and media that we are producing and publishing on the Finalists and top participants.