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
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?
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is planning one editathon, scheduled for March 4, 2017 from 2-6pm. We are a national non-profit organization focused on building a future for craft. We have a gallery in downtown Asheville, North Carolina in which we host three to four changing exhibitions per year. The Wiki editathon is one of our public programs planned in conjunction with the current exhibition The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizon's Magazine, 1941-1979. The theme of the editathon is women in craft. If the event is a success we will consider planning future Wiki editatons in conjunction with future gallery exhibitions.
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.
We have created a Wikipedia Meetup event page, promoted the event in our January and February e-newsletters (5,000 subscribers), promoted the event on our Facebook page, posted the event on CCCD's website, mailed 4,000 postcards listing the event as one of our exhibition programs and have partnered with the national organization Art+Feminism to promote our event on their website. We have also emailed a number of key contacts in our community to spread the word to university and college students in the area.
3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?
Yes, we have partnered with Wikipeadian Frank Jones, Wiki Username: Frankcjones to be onsite during the event to field questions and give demonstrations. We are also working with an intern from The University of North Carolina, Asheville to be become a skilled wiki editor and have the confidence to teach and guide others at the event.
4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?
We are working to ensure all participants are equipped with both the skills and equipment to make meaningful contributions. We are requesting that participants provide their own laptops, and will supply three additional laptops for use, and will encouraging people to edit in teams. We will provide both ethernet access and wifi to ensure enough capacity and speed to keep the event running smoothly. We will also have wiki experts on hand to answer questions during the event. In addition, we will send resources to all registered participants a week before the event so they are able to create a wiki user name and practice before we convene. Art+Feminism has supplied ample tutorials and helpful guides to ensure that all staff and volunteers at the event know how to make edits and guide others.
5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)? 6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
The Wiki editathon at CCCD is part of ongoing public programing scheduled throughout the year in our gallery. We plan to add all participants to our mailing list and they will receive announcements for all future events, workshops and lectures.
How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:
- Number of events: 1
- Number of participants: 50
- Number of new editors: 10-30
- Number of of articles created or improved: 30
- Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): N/A
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).
This project is organized by the staff and volunteers at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. We have one project managers and 3 editing assistants, one is a wiki expert. We will use our building (located in downtown Asheville, North Carolina) to hold the event and all funding is coming out of our regular programing budget. We have also partnered with Art+Feminism to promote the event.
What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.
Food&Beverages for 50 people: $500.
Travel/Accommodations for Wiki expert (traveling from Raleigh, North Carolina): $411.82
Thank you gift for intern: $50
Prizes for raffle and contests during event: $200
Office supplies and photocopies: $100
Ethernet ports: $35
Lunch and coffee for volunteers: $50
Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!