statusUnder review
The Visible Ones - woman artists in art museums in Croatia
proposed start date2024-03-20
proposed end date2024-07-01
budget (local currency)4500 EUR
budget (USD)4891.36 USD
grant typeNonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Jighura
organization (if applicable)• Muzej suvremene umjetnosti

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Applicant Details edit

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

Jighura

Organization

Muzej suvremene umjetnosti

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Main Proposal edit

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

The Visible Ones - woman artists in art museums in Croatia

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-03-20 - 2024-07-01

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)

Croatia

5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Art+Feminism

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

The Visible Ones enhances institutional visibility of women artists in Croatian museums. Launched as an exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb in May 2023, it gathered works of more than 100 contemporary female artists, active from the 1960s till today. After Zagreb, the exhibition is presented in major Croatian cities – currently it is in Rijeka, whereafter it will travel to Split, Dubrovnik and Osijek. Each exhibition stop will interact with the local community and public.


The project proposal is aimed to enhance visibility of female artists in art collections of Croatian museums – Museum of contemporary Art Zagreb, Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka, Museum of Fine Arts Dubrovnik, Museum of Fine Arts Osijek. The percentage of woman artist on Croatian Wikipedia is a bit more than 16 %, similar to the percentage of the artists in the collection of Croatian museums. On the other hand, only 11% of the new acquisitions for US museums relate to the work of female artists. The visibility is in the focus of an ongoing series of exhibitions in those institutions, and the proposed actions will enhance visibility also on the Internet through 2 main actions – by starting publishing articles on artists included in the exhibition The Visible Ones in Croatian, English and other Wikipedias, Wikidata and Commons. Furthermore, a campaign on visibility of the artists on the Internet will be launched, and followed by a campaign to free images from the artists in public collections for public domain or at least CC-by-SA licence. Finally, the visibility of women artists will be the key word of the exhibition guide accessible online and in print. Informing institutions for the first time on Wikimedia opportunities (including hosting WiRs and organizing events) will be done in parallel internally.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

Planned activities include:

1. 1-day workshop in Split (March)
2. 1-day workshop in Zagreb (March)
3. Campaign on free use of artworks from the artists included in exhibition and public collections ( March-June)


The workshop will be co-organized with the Art History Department of Faculty of Arts and Sciencies, University of Split professors and will be managed by Silva Kalčić and Dalibor Prančević, both professors at Art History Department in Split. They will work with the group of students at University of Split and with the young critics from the region. As a part of curriculum, students will be invited to select 2 artists and to propose editing or a new Wikipedia entry on them, and those entries will be jointly edited by Wiki trainers and scholars.


In Zagreb, the workshop will be done for students of Art History, Museology and for the course on art criticism. Participants will be invited to explore and present woman artists from Croatia on Croatian and English Wikipedia, propose edits and new entires, and to discuss it with museum curators, professors, Wiki trainers. The starting point will be artists exhibited in the permanent collection display Collection as a verb.


Woman artists from the museum collections will be contacted regarding the applying CC licence with their work. The campaign will start by publishing results from the workshop held in Split, and will be re-launched after Zagreb workshop.


8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

Ivana Završki – project and visibility manager, salaried Sanela Tepić – digital support – MSU employee Ana Škegro – producer, coordinator and member of the curatorial team of The Visible ones, MSU employee Jasna Jakšić – manager of Information and documentation department of MSU, MSU employee, wiki Jighura Željko Blaće, Wikimedian – advisor, Z. Blace Sanja Bachrach Krištofić, Wikimedian, advisor Facilitators: Hana_Gaon, MarkoK1984, The_Yennefer, with Nadicab (for seniors)

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities? (required)

Our target participants are young art writers and art professionals, students and artists. The participants will be engaged in writing Wikipedia articles during wiki workshopsl taking place at the Fine Arts Museum in Split and at Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb. Young art historians and students will be invited to write their articles on selected women artists represented in the exhibition. The texts on artists will be produced and edited partly as a regular university curriculum

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)

No

10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.

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11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

MSU works with Croatian Wikimedia initiatives OpenGLAM and HrW (there is no local affiliate). In 2023 for the first A+F activities (3 meetups) VISIBLE @MSU.hr - Art + Feminism (artandfeminism.org) facilitator was Wikimedian-in-Residence and A+F contributor Z. Blace. For 2024 facilitators will include Wikimedians: Hana_Gaon, MarkoK1984, The_Yennefer, with Nadicab (for seniors) https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/HrW_initiative https://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Content Gender gap

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)

Gender and diversity

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Gender Identity

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement

Learning and metrics edit

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

How to use Wikimedia resources in promoting visibility of female artists and their work in public. It will be done as a case study based on female artists in the collection of contemporary art museums, and in a series of ongoing exhibitions. The participants will be invited to contribute with texts and images. 2 workshops and trainings will be aimed to enhance the wiki contributors in contemporary art, while the campaign will be targeted towards artists for the public accessibility of their work on Wikimedia commons.

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 42 Returning participants - editors, trainers, partly managers: 6

new participants - students, art historians, partly staff : 35

Number of editors 35 Returning editors - 5, new editors - 30
Number of organizers 10 The organizers will work with new editors, help them in improving their contributions, work on the visibility of the project, contact the artists.
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 30
Wikimedia Commons 60
Wikidata
Wiktionary
Wikisource
Wikimedia Incubator
Translatewiki
MediaWiki
Wikiquote
Wikivoyage
Wikibooks
Wikiversity
Wikinews
Wikispecies
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

Extended and new articles on female artists + images of the selected works from the collections and exhibition views.

19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)

No

Main Open Metrics Data
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20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

Programs & Events Dashboard from WMF

Financial proposal edit

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HW44eCePeQmGgsAq1KNn2RZAh1Vw4CSC/edit#gid=1208437180


22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

4500 EUR

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

4891.36 USD

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