Grants:Project/Rapid/Plan/SampleApplication/Photowalk

Please see the related sample report for photowalks.

Sample ApplicationEdit

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Add or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors
  3. Engage existing editors

Project PlanEdit

ActivitiesEdit

Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?

We will organize 4 photo walks over a period of one month. We expect at most 15 people to attend each walk and expect them to come to multiple walks.


2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

The walks will focus on documenting the murals of San Francisco. The murals are an important representation of the city's cultural diversity, its artists, and current events. Currently only 5% of the city's murals (1,012 murals total) are on Commons and there are even fewer articles about the murals and the artists that created them on Wikipedia. We have created a list of all the city's murals on the event page here (provide link).


3. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

Participants will select 5 murals they would like to write about throughout the month. After each walk, participants will be encouraged to upload their photos and work on their articles. The event organizers will follow-up with participants throughout the week to see if they have questions, need help finding resources, and if they are making progress on their articles. After the last photowalk, we will organize an editathon to finish uploading any photos and continue working on articles. The goal is to get each article to at least a start class.


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

Participants will be required to bring their own cameras. We will have two digital SLR cameras available for participants to use if they do not have a camera or want to use a better quality one. We also have created a list of references for participants to use related to murals in San Francisco on the event page (link).


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

We have received a lot of interest in this event on the San Francisco Wikimedians mailing list (link) as well as on the San Francisco Wikimedians Facebook page (link). We have established a partnership with the San Francisco Photochrome Camera Club who will publicize the event to their members. We will gather email addresses from participants and follow-up with them afterwards. We will continue to check-in on their user talk pages and will invite them to future events if this is successful.

ImpactEdit

How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please add specific targets (numbers) to the following measures of success and feel free to add more:

  1. Number of participants: 15 participants and 2 event organizers
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 3600 photos
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 25% of total number of photos uploaded (~900)
  4. Number of articles created or improved: 75 articles

We will be following up with participants to help them keep editing and improving their articles over the next several months. We hope that these walks create a group of people that are both interested in photography and contributing to Wikimedia projects. Our goal is to have this be the beginning of a series of themed photowalks in San Francisco and participants

ResourcesEdit

What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  • We have two project organizers:

Alex Wang: Alex is a professional photographer. She will provide an overview of best practices for photographing murals at the beginning of each walk and will help participants with photography questions as needed.

Kacie Harold: Kacie has a deep knowledge of the history of murals in San Francisco. She will prioritize which murals we will visit and will map out each walk to maximize the group's time.

  • We have secured the support from several Wikimedians who can help monitor new articles and provide online guidance to participants that are new to editing: Chris Schilling, Winifred Olliff
  • We will be getting the venue for the editahon from free. It will be held at the San Francisco Public Library.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list each expense and include a total amount.

  • Rent for two DSLR Nikon cameras: 2 Canon Rebel cameras * $50/camera = $100 (see pricing list)
  • Refreshment stop for each walk: 17 people * 4 walks * $7/person = $476
  • Refreshment for editathon: 17 people * $7/person = $119

Total = 697 USD

It would be great if we could have 3 t-shirts to give away at our last editathon. We will give them to the top 3 participants based on content created -- a combination of photos uploaded and articles created.

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