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


ArtAndFeminism 2014 in Chicago

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.


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.

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ArtAndFeminism 2014 in NYC

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Upcoming ArtAndFeminism events[edit]


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  • Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 10 to 15:00
  • Venue: Arts Tasmania, Australia - 146 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania. Event Details. This event is presented by Miss Despoinas with the Miss Despionas Salon at Arts Tasmania.
  • Cost: Free
  • Participants: No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring information will be provided. 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. Please create a Wikipedia account before the event.‎

New York City: Train the Trainers 2

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  • Date: Monday, December 8 from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm
  • Venue: CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue), Room 4108. Check-in and refreshments from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. in room 4108; at 6:30 p.m. we will split up into labs for the workshop.
  • Cost: Free, RSVP required on Eventbrite
  • Participants: No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; Women, women-identified and male allies welcomed. Experienced editors please get in touch with us via email to help co-facilitate.
  • Agenda: The second of 3 training workshops in advance of the second annual international Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. We will provide tutorials for both the beginner Wikipedian and the more experienced editor. Learn the best practices on writing entries that stick and how to facilitate the empowerment of your community.
  • What to Bring: Laptops are not required, as it will take place in a computer lab. Please create a Wikipedia account before the event.‎
  • Please add your event here.

Past events[edit]

Portland, Oregon, February 2014
Washington, D.C., February 2014
London, April 2014


Training Lesson Plan[edit]

Suggested Articles to Edit and Improve[edit]

Art and feminism[edit]

Wikipedia editing[edit]

Wikipedia movement[edit]


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