We are excited to share our exciting week-long festival program with you!


We are planning an incredible line up of films, 360/VR, music, poetry, photography and more! The official program will be announced on Monday, August 10th!

All keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and art showcases will be hosted online via

Zoom and Vimeo.

Submissions for the October version of ARTS x SDGS Festival (focused on SDGs #10 and #16) will launch on August19th. Check here for details.

Festival starts everyday at 9:00am Eastern Standard Time (EST.)


WEDNESDAY, Aug 12

OPENING

  • 9:00-9:30 Welcome/Intro (Lisa Russell, Founder)

  • 9:30-10:30 Meet the Artists

  • 10:30-12:00 Artist Spotlight (Youth Artists: AY Musik, Alien Child, Arinitwe Peters, Javan the Poet)

THURSDAY, Aug 13


  • 9:00-9:05 Check in

  • 9:05-9:30 Artist spotlight (The Sweet Spot)

  • 9:30-10:30 Panel discussion: Using Art to Change the Narrative of Women in Global Health (Heather Anderson , Anu Kumar)

  • 10:30-12:00 Artist Showcase ("Pioneers in Skirts" with Director, Ashley Marie and Producer Lea-Ann W. Berst. )

FRIDAY, Aug 14


  • 9:00-9:05 Check in

  • 9:05-9:30 Artist spotlight (Christopher Bailey)

  • 9:30-10:30 Panel discussion: Using Art to Change the Conversation around Disabilities

  • 10:30-12:00 Artist Showcase

SATURDAY, Aug 15

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

  • 9:00-9:05 Check in

  • 9:05-10:30 Workshop "Earning Income Through Stock Sites" with Alican Abaci (Requires General Festival Pass.)

SUNDAY, Aug 16

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

  • 9:00-9:05 Check in

  • 9:05-10:30 Workshop "Becoming a Creative Vendor for the United Nations" with Lisa Russell (Requires General Festival Pass.)

MONDAY, Aug 17

SDG #3/5 (Bodily Autonomy)

SPONSOR: SHEDECIDES

  • 9:00-9:05 Check in

  • 9:05-9:30 Artist Spotlight with SheDecides Activists Erica Ehiamah & Manal Khan

  • 9:30-11:00 Storytelling Masterclass with SheDecides Champion Lisa Russell
    Break [15 minutes]

  • 11:15-12:00 Artist Showcase [Spoken Word, Short Films, Music]

  • 12:00-12:45 Art & Activism Q&A with SheDecides Champion Dr. Lina Abirafeh

  • 12:45-13:00 Closing and Call to Action

TUESDAY, Aug 18

UN/SDG OPPORTUNITIES

  • 9:00-9:05 Check in

  • 9:05-9:30 Artist spotlight (Nejma Nefertiti)

  • 9:30-10:30 Panel discussions: Looking forward: Opportunities to Showcase Your Work with UN/NGO Agencies

  • 10:30-12:00 Artist Showcase

  • Launch of Call for Submissions for ARTS x SDGS Festival (October Edition)