Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism

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For details about the ArtAndFeminism campaign held in February 2014, visit: Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism 2014.

ArtAndFeminism 2014 in Chicago

To keep up-to-date with announcements, please join our mailing list. ArtAndFeminism (sometimes stylized as Art+Feminism) is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.

Background[edit]

Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female.[1] The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia's talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia. This represents an alarming aporia in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

History[edit]

ArtAndFeminism 2014 at Eyebeam, NYC

In February 2014, Siân Evans (Art Libraries Society of North America's Women and Art Special Interest Group), Jacqueline Mabey (The office of failed projects), Michael Mandiberg, Laurel Ptak (Eyebeam Fellow), and Richard Knipel and Dorothy Howard (Metropolitan New York Library Council) of Wikimedia NYC, organized an ArtAndFeminism edit-athon at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York City. More than 30 satellite events were organized in Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. The campaign attracted an estimated 600 participants, resulting in more than 100 new Wikipedia articles focused on women and the arts.

Click on the following link for outcomes from February 2014:

Interested in organizing an event?[edit]

WikiConference USA 2014 Panel Proposal[edit]

We have made a panel proposal for the 30 May - 1 June 2014 WikiConference USA in New York City. We welcome Art+Feminism organizers to note their interest in attending and/or representing their Art+Feminism organizing experiences. Please note that this is a separate wiki, and requires a new account creation.

Upcoming ArtAndFeminism events[edit]

Portland, Oregon: Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) Fine Art Library[edit]

  • Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 4–6pm
  • Venue: PNCA Fine Art Library
  • Cost: Free
  • Participants: No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. Please RSVP here. If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you might try this training module which will help explain a lot of things.
  • What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

Tallahassee, Florida: Florida State University (FSU) Strozier Library[edit]

  • Date: Saturday, April 17, 2014 from 3:30–5:30pm
  • Venue: Strozier Library
  • Cost: Free
  • Participants: FSU students, faculty and staff.
  • What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

London 25-4-2014[edit]

  • Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 from 2–6pm
  • Venue: Live Art Development Agency
  • Cost: Free
  • Participants: No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Please RSVP here. If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you might try this training module which will help explain a lot of things.
  • What to Bring: Bring a laptop if you can, or book one from Wikimedia UK.

Related upcoming events[edit]

Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon[edit]

ArtAndFeminism 2014 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • When: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Who: Anyone with a laptop! No advanced technical skills required!
    While all participants of all genders are welcome to sign up, this event is focused on encouraging women editors.
  • What to bring:Photo ID and a laptop computer
  • Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW Washington, DC 20005 ([1])
OR participate virtually by joining the conversation at http://piratepad.net/womeninthearts2014 and on Twitter at #wia14.
  • RSVP Required: Sign up at the event page or email hslania@nmwa.org . This event is free of charge, but we will need an advance count of attendees.

Past events[edit]

Resources[edit]

Art and feminism[edit]

Wikipedia editing[edit]

Wikipedia movement[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glott, Ruediger, et al. "Wikipedia Survey – Overview of Results". United Nations University. Retrieved 6 December 2013.