Art+Feminism User Group/Reporting/FinalReport2018-2019

This is the final report for the Art+Feminism 2018-2019 SAPG grant. A note on our approach to this report: we have tried to present high level summaries of the activities here, and link to more detailed reports on each topic.

SummaryEdit

For its sixth-annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Art+Feminism exceeded all of our metrics goals: 311 events took place in 43 countries on all six inhabited continents and online. At least 4360 participants created or improved over 31,500 content pages (28,787 Wikipedia articles and Wikidata items, over 2800 images to Wikimedia Commons). Importantly, we expanded our focus to include non-binary folks and launched a large scale social media campaign advocating for an expansive understanding of gender. We saw significant growth in events in Asia and contributions to the Armenian language Wikipedia. Working with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Art+Feminism became a non-profit entity, which will help secure our long term stability.

ActivitiesEdit

 Location of Art + Feminism events in 2019
 
Staten Island Museum Staten Island NY USA
 
West Wing Writers
 
Sarah Mirk - Location TBD Portland OR USA
 
Cer Modern Ankara Turkey
 
St. Mary Academy Kenmore NY USA
 
Washington DC Museums 2020
 
Kazi Nazrul University, WB India
 
Wikimedian User Group of Benin Niamey Benin
 
Melanie Hayes Belfast, NI Belfast Northern Ireland
 
Assam State Museum Guwahati Assam India
 
Wikimedian User group of Togo Lomé Togo West Africa
 
Language Lifestylist. Iowa City Iowa USA
 
Sugarcane Magazine Miami FL USA
 
Ingrid Raphael Columbus Ohio USA
 
DePaul University, Richardson Library Chicago IL USA
 
School in Common Stockholm Sweden
 
Kris Chicago IL USA
 
New Zealand Fashion Museum Auckland New Zealand
 
Ashanti Chicago IL USA
 
Wikimedia Bangladesh Comilla Bangladesh
 
Dakota State University Madison SD USA
 
White Emotion UK
 
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr PA USA
 
Artè Caffè Culturale Salerno Italy
 
Uppsala Association of International Affairs Uppsala Sweden
 
V2_ Rotterdam The Netherlands
 
Indiana University, Pennsylvania Indiana PA USA
 
Northwestern University Evanston IL USA
 
MOCA Detroit Detroit MI USA
 
Centre for Internet and Society Bangalore India
 
University of Oregon Eugene OR USA
 
voidlab, UCLA Los Angeles CA USA
 
University College Dublin Dublin Ireland
 
Delaware Art Museum Wilmington DE USA
 
Seton Hall South Orange NJ USA
 
Art UK UK
 
Wikitongues (Kristen Tcherneshoff) Helsinki Finland
 
University of Munich, Germany Munich Germany
 
Stedelijk Museum Netherlands
 
ARRAY CA USA
 
Margarida Correia - Lisbon, Portugal
 
Isabelle Garbani - Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Brooklyn NY USA
 
Yellowknife Public Library Yellowknife CA
 
Barbican Centre London UK
 
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna or mz.balthasars lab Vienna Austria
 
Good Children New Orleans LA USA
 
Alyn Euritt Dresden Germany
 
Anne Arundel Community College Arnold MD USA
 
Elizabeth Cowden London UK
 
Shannon Dotson Minneapolis MN USA
 
Dylogg Coworking Bhopal India
 
Luisa Fontanazza Palermo Italy
 
Museum Arnhem Arnhem The Netherlands
 
College of Alameda Alameda CA USA
 
Dropbox San Francisco CA USA
 
Kyra NJ USA
 
Eunsil NYC NY USA
 
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
 
Claire Kelley Boulder CO USA
 
No Longer Empty Brooklyn NY USA
 
Warehouse9 IPAF Copenhagen Denmark
 
Auckland Art Gallery Auckland New Zealand
 
Chloe Gallery San Francisco CA USA
 
BACKLIT Nottingham England UK
 
New Museum NYC NY USA
 
Wikimedians of Korea Seongnam Seoul South Korea
 
MS2 Lodz Poland
 
MCA San Diego San Diego CA USA
 
Oxford College Library Oxford GA USA
 
Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem NC USA
 
Lamella the House of the Queer Arts Kraków Poland
 
Casa da Cidadania Lisbon Portugal
 
Centro Cultural de España Casa del Soldado and Contempory Art Museum Panamá Panamá Central America
 
Middlebury Middlebury Vermont USA
 
Wesleyan University Middletown CT
 
Dizajn Gallery BWA Wrocław Wrocław Poland
 
Orbit24 Frankfurt am Main Germany
 
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft Ditchling UK
 
Norton Museum of Art West Palm Beach FL USA
 
Penhasco Lisboa Portugal
 
InterAccess Toronto Ontario CA
 
Northeastern Illinois University Chicago IL USA
 
Centre A Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Vancouver BC CA
 
Higashiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo, Japan
 
Hopkinton High School Hopkinton MA USA
 
Mt. Sac Library Walnut CA USA
 
CoWomen Berlin Germany
 
Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington DC USA
 
S. Ayers Art Detroit MI USA
 
Fordham University: Lincoln Center
 
Kirsten Palz; Le foyer du chateau, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9 Berlin Germany
 
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Ridgefield CT USA
 
Watershed, Van Abbe Museum, Mu Galery (see thread MU+Watershed) Eindhoven The Netherlands
 
UNM Art Museum Albuquerque NM USA
 
University of Nevada, Reno Reno NV USA
 
Revolve Gallery Asheville North Carolina USA
 
Van Abbemuseum (see collab with MU + Watershed) Eindhoven The Netherlands
 
Lenbachhaus München Munich Germany
 
Temple University, Japan Campus Tokyo Japan
 
Oregon Jewish Museum in Portland Portland Oregon USA
 
University of Maryland College Park MD USA
 
MU + Watershed (hosted in 2019 at Wathershed) Eindhoven The Netherlands
 
Conway Garden Orlando FL USA
 
Via San Zanobi 19r / Fondazione Studio Marangoni (FSM) Rome Italy
 
Museum of Art & Photography Education Centre Bangalore Karnataka India
 
Casa das Rosas São Paulo São Paulo Brazil
 
Fine Arts Library, University of Texas at Austin Austin Texas USA
 
Albertinum Museum Dresden Dresden Germany
 
Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin OH USA
 
Punjabi University, Patiala Patiala Punjab
 
Via Anzio, 4 / Potenza Potenza Italy
 
The Edward Murphy Library, NCAD Dublin Ireland
 
Ulster Museum, National Museums Northern Ireland Belfast Northern Ireland
 
Boston University Boston MA USA
 
Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica Rio de Janeiro Brazil
 
High Museum of Art Atlanta GA USA
 
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University New Orleans LA USA
 
Simmons University South Hadley MA USA
 
University of Southern California School of Architecture Los Angeles CA USA
 
Kolkata Centre for Creativity Kolkata West Bengal India
 
Artes e Feminismo 2019 - ILGA Portugal Lisboa Portugal
 
Women’s Center and Cultural Center, Georgia College Milledgeville GA USA
 
Raymond Leonard Tacoma WA USA
 
Otterbein University's Courtright Memorial Library Westerville OH USA
 
Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender Providence RI USA
 
Umm al-Fahm Art Gallery Israel
 
Paul Mellon Centre London UK
 
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO USA
 
NYU Tisch Cinema Studies Department NYC NY USA
 
Loughborough University, UK (see thread Loughborough University 14th March) Loughborough UK
 
Loughborough University, UK (see thread Loughborough University 14th March) Loughborough UK
 
Recepcja Wroclaw Poland
 
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Pune Maharashtra India
 
Escuela Libre de Arquitectura Tijuana BC Mexico North America
 
Miranda House (Delhi University) New Delhi India
 
RISD Museum Providence RI USA
 
Wikimedia User Group Cote d'Ivoire - Prince Lorgn, Ovillage Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire
 
Trinity College Hartford CT USA
 
Code d'access - Music event Montreal QC Canada
 
Yiara / Concordia Montreal Montreal QC Canada
 
Faculty of Education - University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State Nigeria West Africa
 
Wikimedian User Group of Cameroun Yaounde Cameroun
 
Le Club Wikimédia de l'UVCI Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire
 
Wikimedian User Group Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire
 
Long Library Commons, Wells College Aurora NY USA
 
Reed Library, Fort Lewis College Durango CO USA
 
Hauser & Wirth New York City NY USA
 
Wells Library, Indiana University Bloomington IN USA
 
Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Jaipur Jaipur Indian
 
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford British Columbia Canada
 
MoMA New York City NY USA
 
Surrey Art Gallery Surrey British Columbia Canada
 
Wikiwomen Taiwan Organizer Taipei Taiwan
 
H-Farm Roncade, Treviso, Italy
 
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva NY USA
 
University of Bergen, Public Library Hordaland Norway
 
kaskadenkondensator - (see: Who writes his_tory?) Basel Switzerland
 
Dar El Harka, Emna Mizouni Tunis Tunisia
 
Instar Lodge Germantown NY USA
 
Tshwane University of Technology Pretoria Gauteng South Africa Southern Africa
 
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus OH USA
 
Tulane Training -- 2019 ONLY for tracking - delete afterwards
 
TEDIC Paraguay Asunción Paraguay
 
Gambia West Africa
 
Seagull Foundation for the Arts / Seagull Publishing India
 
Alden Library, Ohio University Athens OH USA
 
Sarmaya Arts Foundation, Mumbai Mumbai India
 
Kerala Museum Cochin Kerala India
 
Alanna Thain/McGIll Montreal QC Canada
 
Saw Video Ottawa Ontario Canada
 
Zita Ursula Zage Accra Ghana West Africa
 
Sadik Shahadu Accra Ghana West Africa
 
Partition Museum Amritsar Amritsar India
 
Feminism in India New Delhi Delhi India
 
Kunstmuseum Basel (Who writes his_tory?) Basel BS Switzerland
 
Centro Cultural do Ministério da Saúde Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil
 
Vincent Price Art Museum Monterey Park CA USA
 
International Center of Photography New York City NY USA
 
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Los Angeles California USA
 
Hammer Museum Los Angeles CA USA
 
Indigenous Futures Lab Montreal Québec Canada
 
Kunstraum Niederösterreich (Who writes his_tory?) Vienna Austria
 
Instituto Moreira Salles Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil
 
MAMCO Geneva Switzerland
 
BAM! Sistahood project Newcastle upon Tyne UK
 
CSU Sacramento (Library 2024) Sacramento California USA
 
Casa das Rosas São Paulo Brazil
 
University of East Anglia, UK East Anglia UK
 
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec Québec Québec Canada
 
Material - Raum für Buchkultur (Who writes his_tory?) Zurich ZH Switzerland
 
Atlas of Transitions Biennale
 
Verticale Laval Quebec Canada
 
University of Calgary Taylor Francis Digital Library MakerSpace Calgary Alberta Canada
 
Centre Culturel Suisse (CCS Paris) in collab with Les sans pagEs Paris France
 
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth Texas USA
 
University of New Hampshire Library Durham NH USA
 
Wikimedistas de Colombia Cali Colombia South America
 
Library of Trinity College Dublin Dublin Ireland
 
Centro Cultural de España en El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador Central America
 
Planning Wikimedia Tanzania Usergroup Dar es Salaam Tanzania Eastern Africa
 
Wikimedia Portugal Funchal Portugal
 
Hollins University Roanoke VA USA
 
Università degli Studi di Salerno Naples Italy
 
White Water Gallery North Bay Ontario Canada
 
Center for Creative Photography Tucson Arizona USA
 
Virginia Tech University Blacksburg VA USA
 
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston TX USA
 
2426ww Los Angeles CA USA
 
Faculdade Cásper Líbero São Paulo Brazil South America
 
Centro Cultural de España en La Paz La Paz Bolivia
 
ArtHyve Denver CO USA
 
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Perth Australia
 
Morris Public Library Morris Minnesota USA
 
Egypt Wikimedians UG Cairo Egypt North Africa
 
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Bombay India
 
Babbidge Library, UConn - Storrs Storrs, CT USA
 
Centro Cultural de España en Córdoba Córdoba Argentina
 
Centro Cultural de España en Tegucigalpa Tegucigalpa Honduras
 
Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina
 
Centro Cultural Parque de España Rosario Rosario Argentina
 
The Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass Corning NY USA
 
Jacob Lawrence Gallery @ University of Washington Seattle WA USA
 
Asia Art Archive in America New York City NY USA
 
WRIR-LP 97.3 FM Richmond Virginia USA
 
Women's Art Register Melbourne, Victoria Australia
 
ARLIS UK & Ireland at Chelsea College of Arts Library London UK
 
Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA USA
 
Pratt Brooklyn NY USA
 
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University Brisbane Queensland Australia
 
Artes Visuales- PUCE Quito Ecuador
 
Mills College Art Museum Oakland California USA
 
Université de Montréal Montreal Quebec Canada
 
Burnaby Art Gallery Burnaby Canada
 
TEOR/ética San José Costa Rica
 
Howland Public Library Beacon NY USA
 
Art+Feminism Barcelona Barcelona Spain
 
California African American Museum Los Angeles CA USA
 
Visual Arts Library New London CT USA
 
The Pennsylvania State University State College PA USA
 
The University at Albany Albany NY USA
 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas NV USA
 
The Menil Collection Houston TX USA
 
David @ Columbia University New York City NY USA
 
Blitz Valetta Malta
 
Minneapolis Institute of Art Minneapolis MN USA
 
Asia Art Archive Hong Kong Hong Kong
 
Emily Carr University of Art + Design Vancouver BC Canada
 
University of Arkansas Fayetteville Arkansas USA
 
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta GA USA
 
The Jewish Museum New York City NY USA
 
Wikimedians of Nepal Kathmandu Province No. 3 Nepal
 
Grenfell Campus,Memorial University Corner Brook NFLD Canada
 
Bard Graduate Center New York City NY USA
 
University of Virginia Charlottesville VA USA
 
The Heritage Lab Pune India
 
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY USA
 
Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research Brisbane Queensland Australia
 
Gallery 101 Ottawa Ottawa ON Canada
 
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles CA USA
 
UC Berkeley Berkeley CA USA
 
PNCA Portland OR USA
 
Yale University Arts Library New Haven CT USA
 
Artexte/MACM Montréal QC Canada
 
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Geneva Switzerland
 
Humboldt State University Library Eureka CA USA
 
Transylvania University Library Lexington KY USA
 
Oberlin College Oberlin OH USA
 
Ladies Learning Code Hamilton Ontario Canada
 
Olushola + Partners Lagos Nigeria West Africa
 
Massart Boston MA USA
 
Impact Hub (Wikimedia Ghana) Accra Ghana West Africa
 
San Jose State University / MLK Library San Jose CA USA
 
Wikimedia Israel Tel Aviv Israel
 
Wikimedia Norway (in 2019 at Hålogaland Teater) Tromsø Norway
 
SVA Library New York City NY USA
 
Aspen Art Museum Aspen CO USA
 
Hackforge/University of Windsor Windsor ON Canada
 
University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI USA
 
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ USA
 
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library Chattanooga TN USA
 
Squeaky Wheel Buffalo NY USA
 
University of Georgia Athens GA USA
 
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls IA USA
 
Queens University/Union Gallery Kingston Ontario Canada
 
Auburn University Auburn AL USA
 
Vanderbilt University Nashville TN USA
 
Morris + Helen Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia Vancouver British Columbia Canada
 
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto ON Canada
 
Loughborough University, UK Loughborough UK
 
Kickstarter Brooklyn NY USA
 
University of St. Andrews Fife Scotland UK
 
Laboratoria Lima Peru Peru
 
Washington University St. Louis MO USA
 
Simpson Library, California College of the Arts San Francisco CA USA
 
Gleeson Library/Geschke Center, University of San Francisco San Francisco CA USA
 
Cornell University Ithaca NY USA
 
Interference Archive Brooklyn NY USA
 
SUNY Purchase Purchase NY USA
 
Gaîté Lyrique Paris France
 
University of Florida/Harn Museum Gainsville FL USA
 
University of Connecticut, Hartford Storrs CT USA
 
Emory University Atlanta GA USA
 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill NC USA
 
Temple University Philadelphia PA USA
 
ICA Boston Boston MA USA
 
Design and the Arts Library, Arizona State University Tempe AZ USA
 
Columbia Museum of Art, University of South Carolina Columbia SC USA
 
Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia PA USA
 
Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library & Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University New Orleans LA USA
 
LACMA Los Angeles CA USA
 
MUAC Mexico City Mexico
 
Baexong Arts Kyoto Kyoto Japan
 
SUNY New Paltz New Paltz NY USA
 
Bowes Art & Architecture Library, Stanford Stanford CA USA
 
Costa Rica
 
American Craft Council Minneapolis MN USA
 
Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL USA
 
Playwrights Workshop Montreal/Théâtre Aux Écuries Montreal Quebec Canada
 
Centro de Cultura Digital Mexico City Mexico
 
Venezuela
 
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Santiago Santiago Chile
 
Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State Nigeria West Africa
 
LOOK Cincinnati Ohio USA
 
Anchorage Museum Anchorage Alaska
 
Anne @ Jstor New York City NY USA
 
Ferriss Hodgett Library, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University Corner Brook NL Canada
 
The Engagement Lab @ Emerson College Boston MA USA
 
Lamar Dodd School of Art Athens GA USA
 
Miami University Oxford Ohio USA
 
Berlin Colab Node Berlin Germany
 
SCAD Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong
 
Wikimedia Ecuador Ecuador South America
 
Mandy Page Columbus OH USA
 
Akron Art Museum Akron OH USA
 
Thames Art Gallery/Merged with Chatham Cultural Centre Chatham Ontario Canada
 
Olga La Paz Bolivia
 
Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago Chicago IL USA
 
Wikimedia Bolivia Bolivia
 
Newcomb Art Museum New Orleans Louisiana USA
 
Centro Cultural de España Juan de Salazar & TEDIC - Paraguay Asunción Paraguay
 
Johnson Museum of Art and Olin Library Ithaca NY USA
 
Andrea Kleiman Buenos Aires Argentina
 
Jessica Fijalkovich/Akron Art Museum Akron? USA
 
Contemporary Art Museum Panamá Panamá Central America
 
M+ Hong Kong China
 
Rhode Island School of Design Providence RI USA
 
ARCHIVED
 
The Necessarian, LLC Albuquerque NM USA
 
Geneva - always in collab with Flor Wikimedia CH (MAMCO and others) Geneva Switzerland
 
Lied Library, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas NV USA
 
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Sorocaba Sorocaba São Paulo Brazil
 
Fundação Marcos Amaro Itu São Paulo Brazil
 
Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) São Paulo São Paulo Brazil
 
Pinacoteca do Estado São Paulo São Paulo Brazil
 
Museu da Diversidade Sexual São Paulo São Paulo Brazil
 
Memorial da Resistência São Paulo São Paulo Brazil
 
Rio de Janeiro
 
Acervo Artístico da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais Brazil
 
Museu do Futebol São Paulo São Paulo Brazil
 
Museu do Homem do Nordeste Recife Pernambuco Brazil
 
Assessora de ativismo e mobilização da Anistia Internacional Brasil Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Brazil
 
Wikimedia of Taiwan Taiwan Taiwan
 
Wikiwomen Taiwan first organizer and Wikimedia Secretary general Taipei Taiwan
Attendance (number of participants)
 : default  : 0 to 10  : 11 to 20  : 21 to 50  : 51 to 100  : 100+
 
Art+Feminism Editathon, New Delhi, India
 
Art+Feminism Editathon, Taipei, Taiwan
 
Art+Feminism Editathon, Kumasi, Ghana

4,360 people attended 311 events around the world in 43 countries, which took place during the months of March and April. The goal of the Art+Feminism campaign is to bolster coverage of feminism, gender, and the arts on Wikipedia — as a response to the encyclopedia’s well-known content gaps.

Highlights of articles created and improved include Anni Albers, Winifred Hall Allen, Archivo Histórico del movimiento de lesbianas feministas de México, Mieke Bal, Deanna Bowen, Tania Bruguera, Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter, Elizabeth Catlett, Sarah Charlesworth, Sarah Charlesworth, Feminatywum, Rita Gonzales, Che Gossett, Barbara Hammer, Nancy Holt, Holly Lee, Luanne Martineau, Amara Moira, Haruko Okano, Judy Pfaff, Griselda Pollock, Gabriela Rodríguez, Leanne Simpson, and Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell.

This year, we saw a more than 300% increase in community across Facebook (86% growth) and Instagram (311% growth). We also made a major change to our communications and organizing strategy; launching the Gender and The Non-Binary campaign. The campaign facilitated greater growth and engagement among our digital communities due to the use of our hashtags #artandfeminism, #noweditingaf, and #beyondthebinary. Through the consistent use of the hashtag and our focus on engaging our online communities in conversation around their experiences related to gender equity, gender identity, women's rights, trans rights as human rights, and intersectional feminism we were able to amplify our messaging and reach.

The Museum of Modern Art Edit-a-thon kicked off with a live-streamed conversation between writer and archivist Che Gossett; performance artist, writer, and educator Alok Vaid-Menon; and Simone Browne, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. The discussion was moderated by Danielle A. Jackson, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Media and Performance, The Museum of Modern Art. Jackson framed the conversation by invoking Ralph Lemon and the concept of shakey elegance, the potential for beauty in the movements of trans bodies, queer bodies, and bodies of color to resist violence.

The MoMA Edit-a-thon also featured a Gallery Session on feminist art; a discussion of the forward-thinking teaching artists at MoMA via materials in the archives; a workshop on creating boundaries to combat implicit and explicit bias; and a teach-in on deleting and defending articles on Wikipedia. With the intention of making women artists and photographers of the African Diaspora more visible, The Black Lunch Table hosted their Wikimedia Photo Booth. Photographers Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Andrea Cauthen, and Kay Hickman took portraits of Abigail DeVille, Che Gossett, and Derrick Adams, amongst others, for upload to Wikimedia Commons. Communal editing tables were hosted by AFROcrowd, an organization that increases awareness of free culture movements among people of African descent, and POWarts, which champions the professional lives of women in the art world. Across the street, New York Public Library’s 53rd Street Branch hosted kid-friendly programming: Drag Queen Story Hour and offered a zine-making workshop, led by New York Tech Zine Fair, led by Ritu Ghiya and Neta Bomani.

Artexte in Montreal held to Art+Feminism events in 2019 with the double goal of recruiting new editors, with special attention given to individuals who are currently underrepresented in Wikipedia and improving the skillset of returning editors with training on Wikidata and Commons. Sixty-nine editors, including forty-one new editors, created or improved 171 articles, with a focus on content on the work of artists and authors who identify as female, or non-binary, people of colour and people from the LGBTQ+ community. To this end, Artexte librarians developed an extensive project page that points to strong reference material and sources. The November 9th edit-a-thon specifically highlighted the work of Indigenous artists and authors. Finally, at the second event, Artexte inaugurated a short Wikipedian in residency program with Camille Larivée, an Indigenous artist and curator. Larivée’s contributions focused on Indigenous people, people of colour and LGBTQ2S+ identified individuals. Furthermore, we invited guest speakers to both events for a participatory discussion that focused on issues surrounding representation in Wikipedia.

In Latin America, numerous cultural centres of the AECID Network participated in the campaign for the second consecutive year. In order to carry out the events, the Cultural Centres of Spain partnered with various Free Culture Organisations, International Human rRghts bodies, Wikimedians User Groups and independent Wikipedians. Likewise, as part of the activity in some venues, previous training events were held on Wikipedia editing, research techniques, free licenses, etc. Among the participating venues were the Casa del Soldado Cultural Center of Spain in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Panama, in Panama; the Juan Salazar Cultural Center of Spain, together with TEDIC and Amnesty International Paraguay, in Asunción; the Cultural Center of Spain in El Salvador; the Cultural Center of Spain in La Paz, together with Wikimedia Bolivia; the Cultural Centers of Spain in Cordoba, Rosario and Buenos Aires, Argentina, together with the User Group Latin American Women in Wikimedia; and the Cultural Center of Spain in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

This year, we focused intently on expanding our global team of ambassadors; welcoming 10 new ambassadors to our team. This meant the expansion of ambassador led events in new regions including Armenia, the Ivory Coast, Brazil, and Chandigarh.

To support all of this growth, Art+Feminism took on the significant work to become a non-profit entity this year.

 
Art+Feminism Editathon, MoMA, NYC


MetricsEdit

During our 2019 campaign, we met or exceeded all of our metrics goals: 311 events took place n 43 countries on all six inhabited continents and online. At least 4360 participants created or improved over 31,500 content pages (28,787 Wikipedia articles and Wikidata items, over 2800 images to Wikimedia Commons). Remarkably, only about 1% of all articles were deleted. 1843 participants were new users who created their accounts in March. 35% of our 2018 organizers returned to hold events with us in 2019. Detailed outcomes from 2019 are on this wiki page and on our WMF Google Sheet. Our metrics goals for 2020 are predictions based off of our model which you can view in this google sheet.

Pledge CampaignEdit

We re-implemented our two pledge campaign actions from 2017-2018. We held a pledge campaign in winter 2018-2019 to encourage people to pledge to hold events in March/April 2019. Our hope was that this would encourage organizers to plan ahead, and it would also help us identify a set of experienced event organizers who we would have to spend less time tracking. We were happy to see that 320 people pledged, of whom 177 held events. We observed an increase of 61% in the number of people who pledged and hosted in 2018-2019 than in the previous cycle. We also had a external facing pledge campaign focused on social media and directing people to a google form to give us information and pledge. We plan on using both of these mechanisms for the coming year.

Program and Events DashboardEdit

This year, organizers did not need to request Event Coordinator or Account Creator permissions! Instead *Dashboard* gave all permissions, via the User:OutreachDashboardBot account. The village pump discussion about Dashboard now giving permissions was concluded with consensus on 1/24/2019 with User:Ragesoss implementing and testing the account creation changes. More details can be found in the midpoint report here.

FinancesEdit

Our 2018-2018 Spending Report can be found here.

We ended up with a -347.78 deficit which was paid for out of our independent fundraising.

This year marks the end of our work with fiscal sponsors, and we have been actively working towards setting up our own accounting, payroll, and payment systems.

Presentations and ResourcesEdit

Presentations and Conference AttendanceEdit

Material ResourcesEdit

We have created a number of valuable resources, including:

Translated materials:

  • Quick guides to organizing and editing in Spanish and English
  • New Training Slides - Portuguese
  • Letter from our Director Mckensie Mack about this year's focus on gender non-binary stories - Spanish
  • Safe Space/Brave Space Policy- Spanish and Catalan
  • Call for 2019 participation- Spanish and French.
  • Quick Guide for Editors and Quick Guide for Organizers to Portuguese and French. The layout of the texts is in progress. The new guides will be published as soon as this process is finished (around the end of November).

Next steps and opportunitiesEdit

  • Developing a Board of Directors and a formal structure as we build out Art+Feminism as a 501c3.
  • Developing clear processes for communication with and between our Regional Ambassadors.
  • Building an anti-harassment working group to help support global organizers in the face of repeated harassment.
  • Creating and publishing more translated materials
  • Creating an inventory of all Art+Feminism training and organizing materials and updating them as needed.

For more detailed information about our proposed plans for the 2019-2020 structure please see our 2019-2020 Grant Proposal

Grantee reflectionEdit

We are proud of the continued growth of our campaign this year. It's a major sign of sustainability that the project continues to grow as it has, and we're ready to continue to develop our community of organizers, editors, and allies globally now that we are a 501c3. With the hiring of our Executive Director and Project Administrator, we have increased capacity to build out our existing community of organizers and Regional Ambassadors. We're excited spend this year nurturing our existing community and building organizational capacity for the project's future stability.

We are also deeply grateful for the continuing support of the Wikimedia Foundation, and for the wisdom and guidance of Senior Program Officer Winifred Olliff.