Grants:Project/Rapid/Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon @ the Jake

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Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon to create or supplement articles of queer and women artists of color.
targetArt+Feminism, English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
start dateMay 6
start year2017
end dateMay 6
end year2017
budget (USD)650 USD
grant typeindividual
granteeLuiza Wainer
contact(s)• wainer(_AT_)uw.eduJacob Lawrence Gallery

Project GoalEdit

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  1. Recruit new editors, particularly of groups that are underrepresented in Wikipedia's editor makeup (women, people of color, queer identified)
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content on queer and women artists of color

Project PlanEdit


1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

At the moment, we are doing only one edit-a-thon. Depending on the interest and attendance, this will become a quarterly activity.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

The event will be publicized in the University of Washington's official event calendar, as well as the calendars for the School of Art, Information School and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. We will send out invitation in various UW listservs, as well as librarian and/or artist groups.

It will be on the front page of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery website. The facebook page is still under construction, but we plan to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to spread the word.

We hope to also publicize the event in the student newspaper as well as the Stranger's event page.

We will also post flyers and posters throught campus

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

An invitation has been sent out to the Cascadia Wikipedia group.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

A pre-event workshop will be held to those who want to gain more experience before the edit-a-thon. Training will also be provided on a rolling basis throughout the day.

We will provide laptops for those that indicate the need in the RSVP form.

A list of artists that need Wikipedia pages will be compiled before the event.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

We will send out an email thanking participants for attending the event and asking about their interest in attending other events of the same nature. Ideally, instructors will be present and will interested in using Wikipedia assignments in their classes.

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?


  1. Number of events
    • 1
  2. Number of participants
    • 30 - 50
  3. Number of new editors
    • 20
  4. Number of of articles created or improved
    • 20
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)
    • N/A


What resources do you have?

We have a venue (the Jacob Lawerence Gallery at the University of Washington's School of Art + Art History + Design) and interns how can help in the visual identity and promotion of the event. We have the support of the local Wikipedia group, the help of the Art+Feminism group and lists created by the Women in Red project.

What resources do you need?

  1. Food and drink = $200
  2. Child care = 6 hrs x $25 x 2 care providers = $300
  3. Miscellaneous supplies = $150 (name tags, power cords, swag)

Total = 650 USD


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