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Wikimedia Chile
Amount granted: 47,000,000 CLP (68,250 USD)
Funding period: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019
Midpoint report due: 15 July 2019
Final report due: 30 January 2020



Link to these documents, for the upcoming funding period, only if you have them.

  1. Link to your organization's staffing plan, for the upcoming funding period. Staffing plan for 2019 (in Spanish)
  2. Link to your annual plan, for the upcoming funding period. Plan 2019 (in Spanish)
  3. Link to your strategic plan, which includes the upcoming funding period. Estrategia 2019-2022 (in Spanish)

Please add your grants metrics to this sheet. Note that requirements for shared metrics have changed for grants starting 1 January 2017 or later. Please visit this worksheet to view global metrics targets and progress.


Please describe any changes to your programs for the upcoming funding period, including the addition of new programs or any programs you are no longer doing. Include your rationale for any major changes to your programs here.

Wikimedia Chile will continue most of its programs from 2018, increasing their goals given their experience in the past years and the incorporation of a permanent staff since October 2018. However, the programs have been restructured following the adoption of the current Strategy 2019-2022 and the three main strategic axis - 3C: Comunidad, Conocimiento libre, Contenido y Cultura local (Community, Free knowledge and Content and local culture).
New programs are mostly focused about creating a stronger and diverse community: Wikimedia Chile will create the Wikicafé space to gather Wikipedia editors and newbies, and will incubate new regional alliances visiting different cities in the country with the Wiki climbs Chile project. Wikipuentes will be reformulated, taking in consideration the experience with its first courses in 2018, and will look for a partnership with recognized institutions. Also, the figure of Wikimedians in Residence (WiR) will be reincorporated in the annual plan of Wikimedia Chile.

Please use the templates provided to add information about each program you are planning for the upcoming funding period.

Comunidad (Community)

Main objective
To support and encourage the work of existing local communities within the Chilean territory, as well as the development of new and diverse communities.

What we will be working on during 2019?

II Jornadas Wikimedia Chile

After a successful first edition, Wikimedia Chile plans to repeat this event that allows our chapter members to engage with other people interested in the free knowledge and culture movement. This meeting is proposed as a space for socialization, strengthening of the local community and learning from other Wikimedia communities (especially from other chapters that are part of Iberocoop).

The 2nd Jornadas edition will take place in April 2019, simultaneously with the WM-CL General Assembly.

Specific objectives:
  • To host the “II Jornadas Wikimedia Chile” in April 2019.
  • To have at least 35 participants (  25% compared to 2018).
  • To have at least 5 participants coming from regions other than Santiago (  25% compared to 2018).


We will create a monthly convivial activity between members of Wikimedia Chile, as well as other Wikimedia enthusiasts, in order to encourage a strong local community under the lead of Wikimedia Chile. Considering that we are planning to have our own office space through 2019, we will provide a place to gather people that are currently chapter members, as well as new members of the local community, in order to reinforce the feeling of belonging and shape new projects.

This informal space will allow to strength and bond the community, serving as a space for learning and sharing Wikimedia experiences between participants.

Specific objectives:
  • To host at least 6 Wikicafé meetings.
  • To have at least 40 participants in total.
  • To have at least 15 different participants throughout the year.

Wiki climbs Chile

We will seek to establish collaboration links with institutions and communities along the different regions of the country, in order to contribute to the development of Wikimedia Foundation’s projects, and to reduce the content gaps in the different territories, promoting and enhancing local perspectives.

We will define four cities to be visited by one of the members of the chapter, as an opportunity to meet with local cultural and educational institutions. Now that we have the support of our professional staff, we expect that the coordination and management of these meetings will be easier and more effective than in previous years.

Within the four cities that we will be visiting and working with during this year, we will choose two cities in which we have already done some activities during the last years, reactivating the links with the communities and local institutions, and generating new activities; two others will be visited for the first time by the chapter. Also, we will try to introduce a territorial balance criteria, choosing two cities in the north area of the country and two cities in the south.

Specific objectives:
  • To perform 4 diffusion activities along the country.
  • To meet with at least 12 regional institutions.
  • To perform activities with at least 30 participants in total.

Conocimiento libre (Free knowledge)

Main objective
To guarantee access to free, quality, trusted, diverse and locally relevant knowledge, with the support of other institutions with similar objectives to those of Wikimedia Chile.

What we will be working on during 2019?

Alliances with other institutions

We pretend to celebrate agreements with cultural and educational institutions, on regional and national levels, allowing and promoting creation and access to free knowledge. These agreements will be concreted by different activities, and we will work to reactivate the collaboration programs that have been already signed with institutions such as the Museum of Memory and Human Rights and the National Library.

Specific objectives:
  • To celebrate agreements with 5 new institutions within the cultural or educational field.
  • To execute concrete actions or activities with at least 3 of those 5 institutional partners.
  • To celebrate agreement with at least 1 institution whose work is directly related with the promotion of knowledge within minority communities (gender, LGBT, migrants, indigenous people, etc.)
  • To reactivate at least 2 of the institutional agreements that have already been signed in the past.

Outreach activities

Workshops, editathons, public talks and other public activities are part of the core of Wikimedia Chile’s concrete actions, and they have been very successful during the last years. We pretend to continue developing these activities that contribute to Wikimedia project’s promotion within the public and the incorporation of new members and volunteers, as it allows to reduce the traditional contents gaps.

Specific objectives:
  • To perform 6 public activities, such as workshops or editathon activities ( 20% compared to 2018 goals).
  • To reach a total of 120 participants ( 20% compared to 2018 goals).
  • To create or improve[1] at least 150 Wikipedia articles as result of these activities ( 50% compared to 2018 goals).

Wikipedia in the University

This will be our 8th version of this program that allow us to develop activities in the university context, promoting Wikipedia, other Wikimedia Foundation and free knowledge as resources for learning and teaching.

This program will continue developing activities such as public talks and workshops, a new campaign of #1Lib1Ref, and other major activities within the Wikipedia Education Program.

Specific objectives:
  • To make 8 Wikipedia in the University activities in different institutions ( 33% compared to 2018 goals).
  • To have at least 4 of these activities as part of the Wikipedia Education Program ( 25% compared to 2018 goals).
  • To reach at least 150 students during these activities ( 25% compared to 2018 goals).
  • To reach 100 new/improved articles[1] or uploaded files by the end of the term ( 25% compared to 2018 goals).
  • To reach at least 40 participants in #1lib1ref activities ( 35% compared to 2018 goals).

Wikipuentes - Training program for school teachers

In 2018, Wikimedia Chile launched Wikipuentes, its first online training course for primary and high school teachers. Its first application as a pilot project allowed us to identify some issues that can be improved in the future. We expect to continue developing this program, in order to adapt it to the Chilean particularities and to create alliances with other institutions that might incentive teachers to subscribe to the course, like Education faculties and university departments, schools and teachers associations, or public professional development institutions, like CPEIP.

Specific objectives:
  • To redesign the Wikipuentes program (2.0 version)
  • To sign a program diffusion agreement with a local educational or teaching training institution.
  • To launch Wikipuentes 2.0 during 2019.
  • To have at least 10 participants during this version.

Institutional diffusion plan

In order to ease our collaborative strategy and joint work with other institutions, we will develop our own institutional presentation and diffusion plan, which will enhance Wikimedia Chile’s work and activities. This diffusion plan will allow us to show better what we do and our experience as a chapter in the collaborative knowledge field, as well as in the educational and cultural fields, in order to reach new and different collaborators.

Specific objectives:
  • To create an institutional presentation dossier, that sums up Wikimedia Chile activities and projects.
  • To design and print an institutional diffusion catalogue.
  • To update and improve Wikimedia Chile's website, promoting our current projects and those executed in the past.

Contenido y cultura local (Content and local culture)

Main objective
To promote the creation and access to contents with a diverse and local perspective, reducing the knowledge gaps present on the Wikimedia projects.

What we will be working on during 2019?

Wikimedian in Residence

In order to make the most of the opportunities that have arisen with highly relevant local institutions, we expect to incorporate the figure of Wikimedians in Residence (WiR); this will help us to improve collaboration between editors and institutions, improving access and highlighting Chilean heritage on a local, regional and global level within the movement. We expect that WiR help us to have access to high-value content not available yet in Wikipedia and other platforms.

Specific objectives:
  • To recruit at least one volunteer for the execution of the WiR program.
  • To implement the WiR program in at least 2 collaboration institutions.
  • To create or improve at least 100 new Wikipedia articles
  • To attend at least 20 information requests made by other volunteers.

Wiki Loves Earth

Considering the success of its first version, Wikimedia Chile will launch a second version of the photography contest Wiki Loves Earth (WLE). This activity will allow us to keep enlarging the information about the national flora and fauna, as well as information about the Chilean natural protected areas and geography.

Besides the photos that could be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, the chapter expects to encourage the local community to produce new articles inspired by these photos. For this, Wikimedia Chile while reinforce the project by organizing an editing contest on Wikipedia that will allow to improve related articles, using images uploaded by the 2018 and 2019 WLE contest.

Specific objectives:
  • To launch Wiki Loves Earth 2019 contest in the months of May-June.
  • To count at least 1,300 valid photographs for the contest ( 30% compared to 2018).
  • To have 200 different participants ( 20% compared to 2018).
  • To count at least 100 contestants uploading their first file to Wikimedia Commons ( 150% compared to 2018 goals).
  • To create or improve[1] at least 40 articles including WLE images.

Bridges across Cultures

In its third version, the Bridges across Cultures (Puentes entre Culturas) contest expects to maintain the number of Wikipedia edits since its creation, hopefully including new components to the contest that allow to increase content in participant projects (Spanish Wikipedia, for example) about other regions of the world and content from Latin America in other languages. It is possible that, besides the current participation of the Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA), new regions like Sub-Saharian Africa or Southeast Asia could be considered.

Specific objectives:
  • To count with the participation of 100 editors with at least 1 valid article in the contest.
  • To count with the participation of at least 40 contestant in the Wikipedia projects associated to each involved region.[2]
  • To create or improve at least 750 valid articles in total.
  • To create or improve at least 250 valid articles in the Wikipedia projects associated to each involved region.[2]

Photo coverage

Wikimedia Chile will continue working to provide local community with high quality images coming from activities or events of public interest, which could be used in any Wikipedia article or other projects, due to its free licenses. Some of these event could be concerts, music or arts festival, sporting events, public ceremonies, etc.

Specific objectives:
  • To obtain press credentials to photograph at least 4 high-interest events ( 20% compared to 2018 goals).
  • To have at least 420 photographs of high-interest events uploaded to Wikimedia Commons ( 20% compared to 2018 goals).
  • 50 of these photographs should be highlighted as quality images in Wikimedia Commons ( 42% compared to 2018 goals).
  1. a b c An article will be considered as “improved” if at least 500 bytes are added.
  2. a b For the contest, the projects associated to the involved regions are the Wikipedia projects in the main languages spoken in the participant regions of the contest. For example, for Latin America, the associated projects will be Spanish and Portuguese Wikipedias; for MENA, it will be Arabic, Persian and Turkish Wikipedias.

Staff and contractorsEdit

Please describe any changes to your staffing plan for the upcoming funding period. These should include increases in staff or contractor hours, new staff positions, or staff positions you are removing. Include your rationale for any staffing changes here.

Wikimedia Chile incorporated its first staff members in 2018 as temporary and part-time positions, in line with its work plan for 2017-2018 and the previous sAPG. Given that the participation of both contractors have been successful and have been evaluated positively by the Board, Wikimedia Chile plans to transform both positions to permanent. In the case of the General Coordinator, currently working as 0.5 FTE, we expect to increase it to 1 FTE since July 2019. In the case of the Wikipuentes Contractor hired for some months, we expect to have it as a permanent position as 0.5 FTE.
Considering this staff increase, Wikimedia Chile expects to rent an office (probably as part of a co-working space to save resources) that can help the staff to work and coordinate with the Board, and possible increase the participation of chapter members (for example, with the Wikicafé project).
More details regarding the staffing plan for 2019 is available here (in Spanish).

For each new staff or contractor position, please use the template provided to add information about each new staff or contractor you are planning for the upcoming funding period (or to describe significant increases in hours or changes in job descriptions for existing staff). You are not required to provide this information for existing staff where no changes are required.

Education Manager

  1. Please link to a detailed job description, which shows how this staff person will help your organization achieve its goals.
    This position will be in charge of the design and coordination of activities related to Education. This includes mainly the Wikipedia in the University project and the revamp of Wikipuentes. As part of the position, the Education Manager will have to:
  • Coordinate activities with educational institutions, such as courses, workshops and editathons.
  • Lead or coordinate with volunteers that can lead those activities.
  • Design and propose changes to Wikipuentes in line with the requirements of teachers.
  • Follow up of the activities mentioned before.
  • Report the results of the activities to the Board.
  1. How long is this staff person or contractor's planned engagement with your organization, and how many hours will they work over the course of this grant?
    This position is for a regular staff person who will be working at 0.5 FTE since March 2019 at least.
  2. Use a percentage of that person's total hours to show how they will spend their time on different programs and activities.
    40% coordination and activities with educational institutions; 30% redesign of Wikipuentes; 10% follow up of activities and 10% reporting.

Budget and resource planEdit

Link to a detailed budget for the upcoming funding period. This budget should include all of your organizations expenses. Please specify which expenses will be covered from your APG.

Budget for 2019 (in USD). Converted to Chilean pesos using conversion rate for 2018-10-31, at 1 USD = 688.64 CLP.

Midpoint reportEdit

This is a brief report on the grantee's progress during the midpoint reporting period: 1 January-31 June 2019.

Program storyEdit

Please link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period.

In Spanish:


Comunidad (Community)

In April 2019, WMCL hosted the second edition of the Jornadas Wikimedia Chile, where the results of the work carried out by the chapter in 2018 were presented to members and guests, as well as showing and discussing some of the projects we are seeking to finalize throughout 2019.

Unfortunately, this year we did not reach the goal of assistance set for this year, with only 20 participants. In addition, we didn’t have participants from other regions outside Santiago, one of our original goals. This situation left us with the challenge of rethinking the structure and objectives of this type of meeting for next year, inviting us to plan a new form of meeting that motivates both chapter members and the extended community to participate. We think maybe in formats like seminars on culture and collaborative knowledge or more practical workshops where knowledge can be transferred from our organization to other users. In a positive note, is important to consider that we are currently developing at least 4 different projects, both in the field of Education and Outreach, with some of the attendees of the event. We expect those projects to materialize in the second half of this year.

The first semester of 2019 was dedicated, among other activities, to the opening and habilitation of the new office of Wikimedia Chile. Knowing that this space will be essential to develop the different Wikicafés, we hope to start with the activities from August 2019.

While we haven't been able to participate in activities outside of Santiago, we are working with the Chilean Antarctic Institute, based in Punta Arenas, to propose some activities for the next semester or first months of 2020. In the meantime, we already had an online workshop with their communications team.

Sub-Project Goal Status Description
II Jornadas Wikimedia Chile Host the Jornadas in April 2019.
Have at least 35 participants.
20 participants attended the Jornadas.
Have at least 5 participants coming from regions other than Santiago.
No participant from outside Santiago was able to attend.
Wikicafé Host at least 6 Wikicafé meetings.
Project will start in August 2019.
Have at least 40 participants in total.
Have at least 15 different participants throughout the year.
Wiki climbs Chile Perform 4 outreach activities along the country.
No public outreach activity yet.
Meet with at least 12 regional institutions.
Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH) in Punta Arenas.
Perform activities with at least 30 participants in total.
No public outreach activity yet.

Contenido libre (Free knowledge)

We have actively worked on signing a new agreement between WMCL and the Alberto Hurtado University, which will focus on collaboration within the classroom, as well as preparation of a massive “Women in Science and technology” editathon on December. The document is ready and approved by both institutions, only waiting the final signature by both institutions. This semester we have also continued working with the Museum of Memory in Santiago for projects based on the already signed agreement with them, and we hope to reconnect with other institutions in the remainder of the year. While there hasn’t been a formal agreement yet, we are working with OTD Chile, an NGO focused on rights of transgender and transsexual people, to promote the inclusion of this specific content in Wikipedia.

Wikimedia Chile has developed three important massive activities: a photographic journey within the framework of the National Cultural Heritage Day, an editathon with architects in the headquarters of ECLAC (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), and the second version of WikiGap Chile, organized with the Embassy of Sweden. This edition of WikiGap focused on women and sports, given the context of the first participation of Chile in the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the match between the Chilean and Swedish national teams there.

These activities, which received good media coverage, allowed us to create new and better alliances between our chapter and other local institutions such as the Swedish Embassy in Chile, the NGO for the visibility of women in the public sphere “Hay Mujeres”, and the team of the Library of ECLAC. We had a total of 77 participants (64% of our annual goal) and the creation and / or improvement of 23 articles on Wikipedia (15%), as well as the creation of 53 new items for Wikimedia Commons.

This semester, the Wikipedia in the University project has continued successfully and has been renamed "Wikimedia in the University", in order to show not only the uses and potentialities of the Wikipedia platform, but the philosophy within the Wikimedia movement and how to use our different projects in the educational and learning level. For this, has been fundamental the work of Rocío Aravena, our new Education Manager since April 2019. Thanks to her work and the one of our volunteers, we have accompanied five Education activities, with a total of 75 students involved (50%), that have resulted in creating or improving 67 articles for Wikipedia. In addition, as a team we have participated in other instances of dissemination of the pedagogical use of Wikimedia, with primary school teachers of the Camilo Mori School in Independencia, Santiago.

Currently, our Education Manager is in an exploratory stage about the reality of teachers in Chile, in order to adjust the Wikipuentes training project to our local reality. As we mentioned in the previous report, the first Wikipuentes incursion was not as expected and we wanted to give it a second chance, adding changes in the methodology, the objectives and the public. But for this, we need to know a little more about the reality of teachers in Chile and understand what they need and what they could get from this training project. Taking advantage of an intervention that Wikimedia Chile has made during this semester in a semi-public school and with a multicultural context in Santiago,[1] we are currently working on the identification of the local context, in order to rethink concrete changes to the initial project and thus launch a second version during the second semester of 2019. A first report exploring the status of digital perspectives in the Chilean education was published.

Contenido y cultura local (Content and local culture)

This year we developed the second version of the Wiki Loves Earth Chile contest, currently under review by the jury. We had a good outreach through our social media and allied institutions, receiving almost 1200 photographs portraying our natural heritage of the north, center and south of the country. However, in this version we did not achieve the high goals set for the number of photos received (92%) and the number of participating photographers (51%). In any case, we are satisfied because this year we received an important quantity of very good quality photos, thus raising the level of the contest and its results. We believe that this is because we managed to better communicate the objectives of the event, as well as the selection and management of a more ad-hoc jury, which gave a much more professional spirit to the contest; this translated into fewer photos, but with better quality.

Thanks to the work of our volunteer Carlos Figueroa and the project we have named "Chile in images", Wikimedia Chile has obtained accreditations to register twenty public events in cities such as Santiago, Viña del Mar, Olmué, Quillota, La Calera and Valdivia. Of these events, four are events of high public interest in the area of sports, music and entertainment, which makes us meet already our annual goal. In these 4 specific events, our photographer has taken 183 photos (44%); in the 20 events he has attended in total, 621 images have been taken, all of them already part of Wikimedia Commons. In addition, of these photographs, 62 have already been recognized as quality images on the same platform, also exceeding our annual goal (124%).

Bridges across Cultures and the Wikimedian in Residence projects are part of our priorities for the second semester of 2019.

Institutional development

Wikimedia Chile has continued its path towards profesionalization and institutional consolidation. In April 2019, the chapter hired its second staff member, Rocío Aravena Villarroel, as Education Manager. Also, the chapter rented its first office, located in Clemente Fabres 1621, Providencia. The office will not be only a space for Wikimedia Chile staff and board to work, but also a place for volunteers to meet and support each other.

Regarding the project for an instituional outreach plan, we have concentrated mainly on developing standard institutional presentations that we use in each meeting or workshop of Wikimedia Chile, and creating a new website for our chapter from scratch, working directly with a web professional. The new website will be released in August 2019. The work of rethinking the presentation of our work and of re-writing each area of our organization will undoubtedly help us to think about the creation of an institutional brochure, when we decide to print it during the second semester.


Please report your organization's total spending during the reporting period, or link to a financial document showing your total spending.

CLP 15.545.249 (~ USD 22,930)
Converted to Chilean pesos using conversion rate for 2019-06-30, at 1 USD = 677,80 CLP.
Spending report by June 30th, 2018

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Wikimedia Chile is one of the partners of the “Digital Citizenship and Adolescent Welfare in Multicultural Education” project, led by academics of the Institute of Communications and Image of the University of Chile and funded by the Valentín Letelier Fund of the same university.
  2. For purposes of counting this goal, 3 articles are counted as 1 article created or improved.
  3. Although is a primary school and not a higher education institution, the methodology used with the teachers was similar to the ones used in the Wikipedia Education Program.