Grants:Project/Rapid/Toresetre/Concert photography 2018

Toresetre/Concert photography 2018
Create photographs from five music festivals in Norway in 2018
start date06-15
start year2018
end date02-28
end year2019
budget (local currency)NOK 16000
budget (USD)USD 1973
grant typeIndividual
contact(s)• tore(_AT_)

Project GoalEdit

Ragnhild Furebotten of Never on a Sunday during the 2017 Jazz på Jølst festival.

Briefly explain what are you trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

  • add high quality content from three music festivals in Norway

I plan to cover 6-8 cultural events in 2018, of which three music festivals require travelling. These three are:

  1. Stavernfestivalen (July)
  2. Kongsberg Jazzfestival (July)
  3. Jazz på Jølst (October, dates not set)

Two music festivals are in my local town:

  1. Piknik i Parken (June)
  2. Oslo Jazzfestival (August)

Some of my previous contributions:

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

  • Identify potential music festivals and concerts . Candidates:
  • Apply for photo accreditation to the festivals and concert organisers
  • Attend the music festivals and photograph artists. Network with other photographers, artists and festival management
  • Use social media accounts of Wikimedia chapter organizations to showcase the project (like Wikimedia Norge)
  • Post-process, add metadata and upload photographs to Commons.
  • Update Wikidata with missing information about the subjects.
  • Increase quality of metadata through help from Wiki-community (contributors) and embed photographs in Wikipedia articles. I will use the experience from previous community engagement to engage community (example 1), (example 2), (example 3).
  • Write a report and present the result to the festivals and artists

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

  • Added several hundred photographs to Commons
  • Added data and increased quality to Wikidata


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more specific to your project:

  • Number of events : 5 festivals
  • Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: More than 300
  • Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: Photos used in more than 150 articles in more than 30 projects

Non-measurable impact

  • By covering Jazz på Jølst, increase the presence of musicians from Western Norway
  • Reduce the gender gap and underrepresentation of minorities. I achieve this by analysing the festival program and prioritize subjects that are underrepresented.


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

Planning support from Wikimedia Norge

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:


  • Monitary compensation for planning time spend before the festivals. Time will be spend analysing the festival program, identify the minority and gender representation and schedule my participation to reduce the gender and minority gap: NOK 2000

For Stavernfestivalen (three days) Three daily return trips from Oslo to Stavern (approximently 310 kilometers each day, total 930 km)

  • Car rental: NOK 2000 (including insurance, mileage etc)
  • Petrol: NOK 800
  • Parking: NOK 300
  • Toll: NOK 400
  • Meals: NOK 600

Total Stavernfestivalen: NOK 4100

If accomodation is available, I will travel by train and stay at localy (reducing travel time and carbon footprint). The cost will be similar, but spent differently

For Kongsberg Jazzfestival (three days) Three return trip from Oslo to Kongsberg (approximently 310 kilometers each day, total 930 km)

  • Car rental: NOK 2000 (including insurance, mileage etc)
  • Petrol: NOK 800
  • Parking: NOK 400
  • Toll: NOK 300
  • Meals: NOK 600

Total Kongsberg Jazzfestival: NOK 4100

If accomodation is available, I will travel by train and stay at localy (reducing travel time and carbon footprint). The cost will be similar, but spent differently

For Jazz på Jølst (three days) Return trip from Oslo to Jølster (approximently 900 kilometers). Private accommodation.

  • Car rental: NOK 3500 (including insurance, mileage etc)
  • Petrol: NOK 800
  • Parking: NOK 100
  • Toll: NOK 200
  • Meals: NOK 0

Total Jazz på Jølst: NOK 4600

For Piknik i Parken (3 days)

  • Meals: NOK 600

For Oslo Jazzfestival (8 days)

  • Meals: NOK 1600

Budget summerized

  • Total cost: NOK 17000 (USD 2097)
  • Application cost: NOK 16000 (USD 1973)


  • I strongly endores Tore's proposal. Over the last years he has taken photos at many concerts and festivals in Norway of both Norwegian and international artists, often concentrating on covering female artists. The photos have a high image use on different Wikipedias. Tore works systematically and carefully with both editors and the people organizing concerts and festivals which help new Commons photographers to get involved in concert photography. Astrid Carlsen (WMNO) (talk) 09:07, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Support idea The Wikimedia community needs more precedent of event photography as a strategic priority. The world needs to expect that Wikimedia photographers and journalists will be present at all events and that they should encourage their attendance along with traditional paper and television broadcast journalists. Wiki NYC has some documentation of how this has worked in the United States at en:Wikipedia:Press pass and en:Learning patterns/Developing contacts for press/Photo accreditations. The amount of money requested here is modest for the promised output and especially considering how this matches with what other Wikimedians are doing elsewhere to the mutual benefit of everyone. I make some requests on the talk page along with my support. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:24, 14 May 2018 (UTC)