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ArtAndFeminism (sometimes stylized as Art+Feminism) is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.


ArtAndFeminism 2014 in Chicago

Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 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.

Interested in organizing an event?[edit]

We encourage you to address Wikipedia’s gender gap by organizing satellite edit-a-thons over International Women’s Day weekend, March 7-8, 2015. Those interested in organizing a satellite event are encouraged to contact us via email at

ArtAndFeminism 2014 in NYC

See Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism/HowTo for further instructions.

2015 International Edit-a-thons on March 7th and 8th[edit]

Organized by Siân Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, Dorothy Howard and Michael Mandiberg, in collaboration with POWarts and The Museum of Modern Art

New York

At Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at The Museum of Modern Art, 4 West 54 Street, on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m (International Women's Day). All day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. Tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments.

2015 Nodes[edit]

United States[edit]

  • Athens, Georgia, University of Georgia, Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Austin, Texas, University of Texas School of Information
  • Eureka Springs, AR, Artists In Situ, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Date TBD, 2015
  • Berkeley, California, University of California at Berkeley, March 7, 2015
  • Bloomington, Indiana, Herman B Wells Library, Indiana University, Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Boston, Massachusetts, Morton R. Godine Library, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Burlington, Vermont, Vermont Makers, Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum, Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Chicago, John M. Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith Library, Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Denver, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Library, Saturday, April 11, 2015
  • Ellensburg, Ellensburg, WA, March 7th, 2015
  • Fresno, Fresno, CA, March 8, 2015
  • Houston, Texas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Irvine, California, UC Irvine
  • Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, MO, March 28, Central Library 14 W 10 St KCMO
  • Lawrence, KS, Wonder Fair, March 7, 803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS
  • Lexington, Kentucky, University of Kentucky, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, March 8, 2015
  • Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), co-organized by East of Borneo and the Women's Center for Creative Work, March 8, 2015.
  • Los Angeles, Fembot, Ms. Foundation for Women, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and the University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society, March 6, 2015. Hack-a-thon on March 7, 2015. Main link
  • Madison, WI, 100state, organized by The ArtWrite Collective, March 7, 2015
  • Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, March 8, 2015
  • Minneapolis, #GalleryPaige, The Minneapolis City Center Building, March 22, 2015
  • Morgantown, WV, Monongalia Art Center, March 7, 2015
  • New Orleans, Newcomb Archives & Vorhoff Library of the Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University, March 8, 2015
  • New Paltz, Sojourner Truth Library, STL 18, SUNY New Paltz, Sunday March 8, 2015
  • New York City, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building at the Museum of Modern Art, March 7, 2015
  • New York City, Babycastles Gallery, March 8, 2015
  • Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Oklahoma, WAM!It Yourself, Oklahoma, Late March, 2015
  • Oakland, California College of the Arts, California, March 7, 2015
  • Oberlin, OH, Storage Gallery, Oberlin OH, March 7, 2015
  • Pittsburgh, 76<100, later in March.
  • Philadelphia: UArts Edit-a-thon, February 28, 2015, University of the Arts; followup at the GLAM Cafe, March 10, 2015, University of Pennsylvania
  • Pomona, California, Cal Poly Pomona, University Library Room 2907, Monday, March 9, 2015
  • Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library, Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Providence, Rhode Island, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rochester, NY, University of Rochester, March 7th, 2015
  • San Antonio, Texas March 5-6 at the annual meeting for the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Santa Barbara, University of California, Santa Barbara, March 8th, 2015
  • San Diego, University of California - San Diego, Geisel Library, March 8th, 2015
  • San Francisco, Gleeson Library, University of San Francisco, March 6, 2015
  • San Francisco, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, March 7, 2015
  • San Francisco, Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, March 8, 2015
  • State College, Penn State University, The Judy Chicago Art Education Collection & Feminist Resource Suite, 207 Arts Cottage, March 7, 2015
  • Sweet Briar, VA, Sweet Briar College, March 8th, 2015.
  • Tucson, MOCA Tucson, March 8th or 9th, 2015.
  • Washington, D.C., National Museum of Women in the Arts, March 8th, 2015.
  • Westchester County, SUNY Purchase, Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Whittier, California, Whittier College, Thursday, March 5, 2015
  • Williamsburg, VA, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Friday, March 6, 2015
  • Winter Park, FL, Rollins College, March 9, 2015
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, College of the Holy Cross


Montreal: A mother and her baby co-organise the Montreal event. See all pictures from Montreal event.
  • Banff, Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives, The Banff Centre, March 7, 2015
  • Halifax, NSCAD University, Nova Scotia, March 7, 2015
  • Montréal, Canadian Women Artists History Initiative (CWAHI), Concordia University, Canada & Eastern Bloc, Canada, March 7, 2015
  • Peterborough, ARTSPACE, Artist Run Centre, March 7, 2015
  • Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Library and Archive, March 8, 2015
  • Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory and Music, Art and Architecture, UBC Library, March 7–8, 2015 & Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Library, March 6-7, 2015
  • Winnipeg, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA), March 8, 2015


Edit-a-thon in Madrid, March 7, 2015. Participants joined ArtAndFeminism and edited about African women.


South America[edit]


Past ArtAndFeminism events (2015)[edit]


Future ArtAndFeminism events[edit]

  • Minnesota, St. Catherine University, May 9, 2015
  • Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario Library & Archives, May 13, 2015
  • Please add your event here


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, 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 here for outcomes from February 2014.

Past events[edit]


  1. ^ Glott, Ruediger et al. "Wikipedia Survey – Overview of Results". United Nations University. Retrieved 24 November 2014.