Art+Feminism User Group

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Art+Feminism is a non-profit organization that leads an international campaign to improve coverage of cis, and trans women, gender and the arts on Wikipedia through organizing in-person training and editing events. The majority of Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons take place in March of each year but groups also organize independently under the banner of Art+Feminism throughout the year. Since 2014, over 18,000 people at 1,260 events around the world have participated in our edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of nearly 84,000 articles on Wikipedia and sister projects.

Art+Feminism 2022Edit

As we enter our ninth campaign year, we remain dedicated to building a community of activists who are committed to closing information gaps related to gender, feminism, and the arts, on Wikipedia (and beyond).

Yet we know, that in this third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, that our community of organizers has changed as many of you have had to reprioritize your lives around new familial responsibilities, job loss, the loss of loved ones, or other significant changes and have not been able to organize Art+Feminism activities. We do appreciate that you all have stayed connected as readers of our newsletters, donors to our fundraising efforts, and attendees of Art+Feminism events around the globe.

We are grateful that you have remained committed to this essential work. If you will be joining us this year, we want to reiterate our commitment to community care and ask that you do the same. If you’d like to join the campaign and organize an edit-a-thon, panel, or meetup, please contact us. We’ll connect you with a regional ambassador who can help you with your event planning.

If you’re curious but unsure about joining the campaign this year, we invite you to take a look at some highlighted events from last year’s campaign, Our suggested Timeline for Event Organizers, and our Virtual Event Resources.

No matter what your level of participation, we value you as a member of this community and look forward to engaging you in the years to come.

In Solidarity, Art+Feminism

PS You may have noticed we’re starting our annual campaign later than usual. If you’ve reached out to us recently, then you know we’ve spent several months working to develop equity and anti-racism policies and practices to ensure our operations align with our mission. We look forward to sharing these developments soon!

Community Care ContinuesEdit

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, affecting regions of our international community in varying degrees, Art+Feminism wants to reiterate the importance of health and safety. We know that some members of our community live in places where there are few to no restrictions on movement: schools, museums, libraries and other places where events have been hosted in the past may be open. Whether or not these institutions are open because of successful public health work, we want to invite you into our practice of community care as we begin a new season of Art+Feminism events. As you prepare for Art+Feminism 2022, we encourage you to consider:

  • What is safest for the most vulnerable people who might want to attend your event?
  • What is safest for staff at venues where you’ve hosted your events?
  • What is safest for your community at large?
  • Accessibility needs of your community for virtual events.

We encourage you to organize a virtual event as a way of minimizing risks for those who are most vulnerable.

Also, we put at your disposal our resources for virtual event organizers:

  • Art+Feminism Virtual Meeting Guide
  • Screen captures that imagine how an Art+Feminism organizer might use Zoom, Google Meet, and StreamYard.
  • Art+Feminism microfunding has expanded to include expenses related to data packages and internet connectivity and digital promotion (Here’s an example from Parsons)
  • Breathwork recordings with Tazeen Ayub (Session 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Community Hours recordings

Additionally, we encourage you to use the Wikimedia Foundation risk assessment tool for organizer’s to assess the safety measures for an in-person event.

If you won’t have  the capacity to organize an Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon, we encourage you to consider  other ways to be involved:

  • Organize a meetup, panel or conversation.
  • Attend an Art+Feminism event or an Art+Feminism Community Hours.
  • Participate in surveys, like “Sharing your A+F Story”
  • Follow us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Help amplify by sharing our newsletters and social media posts
  • Make a donation

No matter what, we value you as a member of this community. If you are unable to participate in any of these ways, we understand, and look forward to when we can actively engage with you again.

2022-2023 Art+Feminism WMF Grant Narrative [Feedback Opportunity]Edit

As you may know, WMF has completely redone their grants program. We are applying for two-year funding for a Wikimedia Community Grant, covering January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023. We invite you, as an important stakeholder of the organization, to review and give feedback by October 28, 2021. Please use whichever version you’re most comfortable with (please note, WMF has moved to Fluxx for grants and no longer will be using Wiki-Meta for grant applications; this version on Wiki-Meta is for the purpose of community review).

It is linked in both versions, but here is a direct link to the proposed budget: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UCyyDKqv2TvQgBTx9QwCCue7VVlk4Acery3cHwXNEQI/edit#gid=186697886

Please note, in the next board meeting, it will be an action item to approve this budget. We encourage the community to use the talk page here or on the Google Doc using the comments function to highlight questions, concerns, and also share affirmations. You can also email kira@artandfeminism.org.

2021 Call for Action Art CommissionEdit

 
"Internalized Misogyny" by Gucora Andu, an Art+Feminism Call to Action Art Commission

Open call for artists to create an original, open-license work which helps to visualize Art+Feminism. The work will be used by the global Art+Feminism community in future Art+Feminism campaigns. The Call to Action Art Commission was established by Art+Feminism in 2017. Under this program, artists create a Creative Commons licensed work that is hosted on Wikimedia Commons. In 2021, we are celebrating the Global South, limiting applicants to artists located in regions where the curators of the call reside:  African countries, Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

We’re interested in working with artists that align with our values (which centers all our work), sees their own art as a form of activism, and can help visualize what Art+Feminism looks like. Interested artists should fill out this brief form for consideration. Up to two selected applicants will receive a 2000$ (USD) artist fee for their work each. All applicants will be eligible to attend a workshop about WikiCommons on August  18.

Deadline to apply is August 16, 2021

Timeline, FAQ and application form (available in English, French, and Portuguese) is available on our website: artandfeminism.org

Call to Action Art Commission New WorksEdit

 
"Ladies Dabba" by Aditi Kulkarni, an Art+Feminism Call to Action Art Commission

Art+Feminism is pleased to announce three new pieces hosted on Wikimedia Commons as part of the Call to Action Art Commission program by artists Gucora Andu (Kenya), Aditi Abhijit Kulkarni (India), and Thamires Fortunato Martins (Brazil). The new pieces by Gucora Andu and Aditi Kulkarni are available now on Wikimedia Commons. The work of Thamires Fortunato Martins will be available in mid-March 2022.

Art+Feminism team members and Co-curators Zita Ursula Zage, Medhavi Ghandi, and Juliana Montiero selected these three artists out of 85 applications to create original pieces of work that visualize Art+Feminism. The work will be used by the global Art+Feminism community in future Art+Feminism campaigns.

In our most recent open call, we celebrated the Global South, exclusively inviting applications from artists located in regions where the curators of the call reside:  African countries, Brazil, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Each commission came with a 2000$ (USD) artist fee.

Call to Action art commissioning program was established by Art+Feminism in 2017 with the goal is to both highlight the work of contemporary artists and to expand the body of images available that represent the project.

View the new works as well as past commissions here.

Unreliable Guidelines: Reliable Sources and Marginalized Communities in French, English and Spanish WikipediasEdit

Report of the research project Reading Together: Reliability and Multilingual Global Communities

Released June 2021

This research was led by Amber Berson, Monika Sengul-Jones and Melissa Tamani and was partially funded by Wikicred. The report is initially available in English.

Executive summaryEdit

In a historical moment typified by concerns about the proliferation of propaganda and misinformation online, we ask to what extent are contributions from and content about marginalized communities affected by guidelines about reliability in three language versions of the world’s largest crowdsourced online encyclopedia? This report takes on this question and addresses how Wikipedia trainers involved in the Art+Feminism movement approach the reliable source guidelines in French, English and Spanish Wikipedias. Based on community conversations and interpretative analysis of the guidelines, the report shows that on Wikipedia source authority is facilitated by social and technical processes which elevate the decisions of a small number of self-selected editors. Trainers play an essential role in translating guidelines and processes, and take on additional labor in managing editorial friction. We also highlight that translations of texts about reliability between different language versions of different language versions of Wikipedia tend to center Western knowledge formations. This report describes our methodology; our findings; and the effects for marginalized communities and readers writ large. Reliability should not mean exclusion: we end with recommendations for enacting more inclusive and diverse Wikipedias.

Available on our website.

Art+Feminism 2020-2021 CampaignEdit

We write with enthusiasm inviting you to join this work in 2021 as we continue to address the gender gap and center the work of the work of women, feminist, BIPOC, queer, non-binary, and immigrant art and artists.

In the past few years, we’ve typically announced a theme we’ve set for the campaign, but this year we’re intentionally welcoming you to organize on a theme or topic that is the most relevant to you and your community.

To assist in this effort, as we celebrate Wikipedia's 20th birthday, we’re hosting a series of workshops for the community to connect and learn about what is happening in our various global communities and discuss and brainstorm different topics and themes together. (More details and sign up form here.)

As you contemplate joining our 2021 campaign, Art+Feminism wants to reassert our commitment to community care, which we released in November 2020. As the pandemic continues, affecting regions of our international community to varying degrees, we want to ask, “What is safest for the most vulnerable people who might want to attend your event?” To help aid that question, we’ve created virtual resources to help organizers (new and old) think about and plan a virtual event.

We also recognize that not everyone will have the capacity to organize an Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon. There are a number of other ways to participate in our campaign this year:

No matter what, we value you as a member of this community. If you are unable to participate in any of these ways, we understand, and look forward to when we can actively engage with you again.

Onward,

Mohammed Sadat Abdulai, Amber Berson, Melissa Tamani Becerra, Kira Wisniewski, Nina Yeboah

Art+Feminism Leadership Team

Global Campaign ThemesEdit

Art+Feminism Annual Global Themes
Year Theme
2020-2021 No Global theme - encouraging organizers to select a theme most relevant to their community
2019-2020 Art+Activism
2018-2019 Gender and the Nonbinary
2017-2018 The Year Five - Celebrating five years of Art+Feminism
2016-2017 No Global theme
2015-2016 No Global theme
2014-2015 No Global theme
2013-2014 No Global theme

AffCom ResolutionsEdit

Participants and SupportersEdit

  1. Another Believer (talk) 22:12, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  2. —M@sssly 13:58, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
  3. Theredproject (talk) 23:30, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  4. --Voltaireloving (talk) 15:59, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
  5. Olfa Yakoubi (talk)
  6. Camelia (talk) 17:49, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  7. Mounir Touzri (talk)
  8. B20180 (talk) 03:34, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
  9. --ولاء (talk) 13:05, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
  10. --Nattes à chat (talk) 21:21, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  11. Wikilover90 (talk) 16:09, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  12. -- Tatakdh (talk)
  13. -- Galahmm (talk)
  14. Tris T7 (talk)
  15. Joalpe (talk) 23:43, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  16. --Isaac (talk) 15:58, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  17. --ToniSant (talk) 11:37, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
  18. --Rajeeb (talk!) 04:15, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
  19. --Viztor (talk) 14:08, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
  20. Matthewvetter (talk) 03:54, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
  21. Kiraface (talk) 14:19, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
  22. Kunokuno (talk) 12:41, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
  23. Ircpresident (talk) 20:46, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
  24. Nawaraj Ghimire (talk) 05:12, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  25. Shahadusadik (talk) 11:17, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
  26. 13ab37 (talk) 03:23, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
  27. Zblace (talk) 18:56, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
  28. lace (talk) 18:56, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
  29. KAG1LP2MDIAKITE (talk) 03:34, 06 February 2021 (UTC)
  30. Kill joyarchivist 18:07, 06 March 2021 (IST)
  31. Hedestad (talk) 12:20, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
  32. Tiputini (talk) 14:44, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
  33. Musaddam Idriss (talk) 17:46, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
  34. User:Ngozi osadebe (User talk:Ngozi osadebe)
  35. B.Korlah (talk) 10:17, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Relevant pagesEdit

Pages with the prefix 'Art+Feminism User Group' in the 'default' and 'Talk' namespaces: