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.

Summary edit

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.

Activities edit

 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
Wikitongues (Kristen Tcherneshoff) Helsinki Finland
University of Munich, Germany Munich Germany
Stedelijk Museum Netherlands
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
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
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
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)
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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

Metrics edit

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 Campaign edit

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 Dashboard edit

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.

Finances edit

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 Resources edit

Presentations and Conference Attendance edit

Material Resources edit

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 opportunities edit

  • 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 reflection edit

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.