Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.
Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.
- Recruit new editors
- Increase skills for existing editors
- Add or improve content
- Form the basis for further contributions to Wikipedia from Northern Ireland
Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?
- Two edit-a-thons.
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.
- Have joined the Art+Feminism Slack channel to ask questions and learn from former event organisers in order to improve our event. Queen’s University Belfast will help promote the events online and via email. Will be printing a postcard, hopefully designed by a local artist, to share in community hubs in Belfast such as artist-run centres, galleries and libraries. The event will be posted on the Art+Feminism website and dashboard, as well as advertised via Instagram.
3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?
- Been in touch with Wikimedia UK, who gave me the name of the only experienced editor they work with in Northern Ireland: Rebecca, who is a project coordinator for Wikimedia Community Ireland. Am waiting for her response. Had initially contacted Wikimedia Ireland asking for support and heard no response, but will continue to try as the geographic position of Northern Ireland makes it easier for partnership purposes.
4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?
- The event will be hosted in a computer room so that people are not required to bring their own laptops, but there is also space and Wifi if they want to use their own computers. Grant applicant is relatively tech-savvy and has experience supporting researchers in making research content available online, as well as educating postgraduate students in using social media to support their academic and research goals.
5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?
- Dedicated Slack channel for the event that will be kept running afterwards. Would ideally like to start up a Wiki Club in Belfast/NI. Will support setting up access to the resources required to edit so that attendees may continue editing after the events. Also looking forward to Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 and will make this type of program known to attendees who would like to continue participation.
6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
- Northern Ireland is a distinct region of the United Kingdom on the island of Ireland. The contributions of female-identifying, trans and non-binary persons from and to the region are important to highlight, especially as Brexit inches closer and Northern Ireland is under a global spotlight.
How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:
- Number of events: 2
- Number of participants: 60 (30 for each)
- Number of new editors: 40
- Number of of articles created or improved: 60
- Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 10
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).
- Have access to a lab room with computers, internet and WiFi. Will be working with a couple other postgraduate students and lecturers at QUB to organise and run the event. Requesting support from local arts organisations (eg McNaughton Gallery, Ulster Museum, Ulster University) for books and written resources about Northern Irish art and artists that are not available online. Requesting funding from the law school at QUB as part of a postgraduate initiative, with a view forward to these events being repeated annually.
What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.
- Food and drinks: £100 - Miscellaneous supplies: £100 - Child care: applying to Art + Feminism Microgrant (Feb 16th) - Promotional materials: £200
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