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.
- 1 Background
- 2 History
- 3 Interested in organizing an event?
- 4 Interested in helping out with an event?
- 5 Upcoming ArtAndFeminism events
- 6 Past events
- 7 Resources
- 8 References
Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. 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.
Interested in organizing an event?
- See Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism/HowTo for further instructions.
Interested in helping out with an event?
- Experienced Wikipedians: sign up to be a Regional Wikipedia Volunteer Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism/Regional_support
Upcoming ArtAndFeminism events
- 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
- 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.
- Eyebeam Art and Technology Center and 30 satellite locations, February 1, 2014
- Adelaide, Flinders University, South Australia, January 31, 2014
- Chicago, THATCamp CAA, Columbia College Chicago, February 11, 2014
- Sweet Briar, Virginia, Sweet Briar College, February 15, 2014
- Toronto, February 23, 2014
- Twin Cities, Library at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, March 9, 2014
- Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, March 13, 2014
- Austin, Texas, March 20, 2014
- Chicago, March 20, 2014
- Toronto, March 22, 2014
- Atlanta, March 2014
- Chicago, March 30, 2014
- Washington, D.C., Women in the Arts 2014
- Tallahassee, Florida: Florida State University's (FSU) Strozier Library, April 17, 2014
- Portland, Oregon, Pacific Northwest College of Art, April 19, 2014
- London, Live Art, Feminism and Archives, April 25, 2014
- Minnesota, April 26, 2014
- Amsterdam, May 17, 2014
- WikiConference USA 2014 Panel, New York City, May 31, 2014
- Zürich, Corner College, September 6, 2014
- Portland, Oregon ("Feminist and Queer Art"), September 13, 2014
- Toronto, September 27, 2014
- Sydney, October 2014
- New York City, Train the Trainers 1, CUNY Graduate Center, October 27, 2014
Training Lesson Plan
Suggested Articles to Edit and Improve
- Art + Feminism, Suggested Topics (Please add to this list!)
Art and feminism
- WikiProject Women artists
- WikiProject Women's History
- WikiProject Feminism
- WomenArts and
- WomenArts Network Artist Directory
- List of Directories of Women Artists
- Support Women Artists Now Day
- Jstor (subscription required)
- Project MUSE (subscription required)
- The Feminist Art Project at Rutgers University
- Ubu Web
- Digital Public Library of America
- Archives of American Art
- National Museum of Women in the Arts
- National Women's History Museum
- Women's History Sourcebook
- MoMA Learning
- Tate Learning
- The Getty Online
- New Museum Digital Archive
- Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Museum Feminist Art Base
- National Women's History Project
- Arts: Search
- Art and Feminism (book)
- The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium (book)
- After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art (book)
- Canadian Art Database
- Sophia Smith Collection, Women's History Archives at Smith College
- n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal
- Indiana University Bloomington, List of Open Access Art History Resources
- Wikipedia markup cheatsheet
- Wikipedia Cheat Sheet (Bookshelf), another markup cheatsheet
- Training for Students, a tutorial for beginners
- Beginners' Guide to Wikipedia (account creation, article editing)
- Five Pillars of Wikipedia, philosophical guidelines and best practices for editing
- How to edit a page
- Wiki Markup Quick Reference, PDF version of printed handout
- Guide to Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing by Susan H. Rodger (applicable to any biography)
- Article development
- Your First Article (using the Article Wizard, if you wish)
- Manual of Style
- Citation templates
- Infobox templates
- Bookshelf, additional "getting started" resources
- Wikipedia and Open Access LibGuide and Directory of GLAM-wiki and editing resources
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia for Libraries Archives Museums learning resources, training tools, guide for galleries, libraries, archives, museums
- Wikipedia:GLAM/US GLAM-Wiki (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) U.S. Consortium
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- Glott, Ruediger, et al. "Wikipedia Survey – Overview of Results". United Nations University. Retrieved 24 November 2014.