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 and girls 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. 

Participants will have the period of August 30 - September 23, 2019 to create and submit entries based on the Themes and Challenges of the Womensphere Global Artfest (which will be announced on August 30). All submissions and entries must be authenticated by the academic institution that the participants represent.

The Top 50-100 entries will be announced in December 2019.  Global Award Ceremonies will take place on March 2020 in New York City AT a parallel event during the United Nations Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) global summit.