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Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thons took place at the following 28 satellite locations on February 1st, 2014.

Description of All events: (migrate description from event advertisement pgs)
Statistics: (reserve until after the event listings below are complete)
Total satellite events: 31
Estimate of total attendees: 600
Estimate of total articles created: At least 101 new articles created
Estimate of total articles edited: At least 90 articles improved
Conclusions:

United States

Austin: UT Austin iSchool

Baltimore: MICA

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 1-5 pm.
  • Venue: Maryland Institute College of Art's Decker Library. Bunting Center, on Mount Royal Avenue between West Mosher and North Lafayette Streets. Digital Lab, on the lower level of the library.
  • Description:A gathering of some super ladies, two experienced editors, and two newbies.
  • Host/organizers: noranoodle
  • Number of Participants: 4 in person, with motivation, logistics, and signal-boosting from at least 4 supporters who weren't able to attend.
  • Media Coverage/Press: nope
  • Selected articles added: Women's Studio Workshop
  • Selected articles edited: Betye Saar
  • Images on Wikimedia commons: (link)
  • Follow-up activities: online discussion via local Facebook event
  • Other Details/stories: One of our newbie drop-ins turned out to have wiki experience managing her workplace's internal wiki, so realized how easy it would be for her to participate in future. At one point I looked up and realized that we were all connected by our participation in Baltimore's Fluid Movement. Not only do we have Sparkle Motion, we have GLAMwiki!

Boston: School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum (co-hosted by Project Continua)

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from noon to 3 p.m.
  • Venue: Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 200 Eastern Pkwy, New York, NY 11238
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Brooklyn: PARMER

Chicago: School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, in Chicago on February 1, 2014
  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12noon - 5pm (CST).
  • Venue: Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 37 S Wabash Ave, 6th floor, Chicago, IL
  • Description: Most attendees were new to Wikipedia; a few were prior editors. We provided suggested topics, showed a Wikipedia video tutorial, helped participants find information on their topics often using resources from our library, and helped with formatting citations. It was a great group of enthusiastic, mostly new editors.
  • Host/organizers: Melanie Emerson, Holly Stec Dankert, Nick Ferreira.
  • Number of Participants: 20 + 3 off-site
  • Media Coverage/Press:Digital Sign poster (student designed) for campus, tumblr, twitter, and local campus groups message boards, Facebook event, SAIC Art History events page.
  • Selected articles added: Randolph Street Gallery (reinstated), Sharon Exley (reinstated), Phyllis Bramson, Tiffany Holmes (reinstated)
  • Selected articles expanded: VNS Matrix, Laura Owens, Madelon Hooykaas, Elke Krystufek, Sharon Hayes
  • Images on Wikimedia commons: Category:ArtAndFeminism 2014 in Chicago
  • Follow-up activities: Emailed participants, will followup with individuals who want to continue, will host additional edit-a-thons in our space.
  • Other Details/stories: We had wonderful assistance from Victor at Wikimedia Foundation, who was able to answer many questions our beginners had about what to include and how to create an article that would stick. Two faculty from our college expressed a desire to collaborate with the librarians to create writing assignments in their courses that would ultimately end up as a Wikipedia article to help increase the coverage of contemporary artists. Most participants wanted to do it again. We had 3 editors who posted to our Facebook event that they were editing remotely!

East Lansing: Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (Michigan State University)

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12noon - 4pm.
  • Venue: Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, 547 E Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Description:
  • Host/organizers: Lily Woodruff
  • Number of Participants:10
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  • Images on Wikimedia commons: (link)
  • Follow-up activities: "We will likely host more similar events in the future, possibly as they will relate to upcoming exhibitions, holidays, or national celebrations such as Black History Month."
  • Other Details/stories:Undergrads, grad students, faculty, museum visitors, and friends were in attendance.
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Hudson Valley: Women's Studio Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from noon to 3 p.m. C
  • Venue: Cafe East, 243 Fair St, Kingston, NY 12401
  • Description: Five editors from the Women's Studio Workshop joined local editors at Cafe East to make edits over pad thai and banh mi. Nearly every editor was new to Wikipedia, but spirits and enthusiasm were high. Several attendees expressed a desire to continue working with us on this project after the event.
  • Host/organizers:Women's Studio Workshop
  • Number of Participants: 15
  • Media Coverage/Press: Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly.
  • Selected articles added:
  • Images on Wikimedia commons: (link)
  • Follow-up activities: Email follow up with participants, recap for our Facebook fans/email audience. We're also working to develop ways to engage editors who expressed interest in continuing to edit.
  • Other Details/stories: Women's Studio Workshop's approach was to add our organization (a 40-year old nonprofit that has supported over 600 women artists) to lists or articles about women and printmaking, and to create or edit pages about some of our artist alumnae. We provided resource packets for our editors that included research on each artist compiled in advance. Most of our attendees stayed for the duration of our event (3 hours) and we had no drop-in attendees off the street. Several attendees needed a lot of tech assistance. Anticipating this, we created tiered levels of tasks for editors with varying levels of tech comfort/experience, ranging from the very basic to the highest-level, new page creation. This kept things running relatively smoothly, and we also had help from a local wiki expert, which was an invaluable resource. Unfortunately none of our brand-new editors had page-creation privileges, so if people wanted to work at that level, we had them work in a word processor and send their content to us to be added after the event as part of WSW's wrap up.

Iowa City: University of Iowa Center for the Book

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 1-4 pm
  • Venue: University of Iowa Center for the Book, Room 15 (computer lab), 216 North Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242
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Los Angeles: The Public School

  • Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014, 11am-4pm
  • Venue: The Public School, 951 Chung King Rd.
  • Description: A small group met for coffee and pretzels to sign up as editors and tackle some pages. Childcare was provided, a dozen or so articles were begun or cleaned up, and a good time was had.
  • Host/organizers: Kadelman (talk) 23:00, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Number of Participants: 15-20
  • Media Coverage/Press: Edit-a-thons aim to erase Wikipedia's gender gap, KCRW
  • Selected articles added:
  • Images on Wikimedia commons: (link)
  • Follow-up activities: Pariticipants discussed the possibility of holding monthly or bi-monthly workshops on future Sundays at the Public School in an open hours format. Check the Public School's website or find us on Facebook if you're in LA and may want to attend a future event.
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Madison: UW–Madison SLIS

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 1–5 p.m. CST
  • Venue: UW–Madison SLIS Library computer lab, 4191 Helen C. White Hall. 600 N. Park Street, Madison, WI.
  • Description: We had a four-hour event held at the library school library (which was otherwise closed on Saturday). Almost all attendees were library school students, female, and new editors. One saw the sign off the street. We went through the cheatsheet (librarians like the documentation up front) and worked on the article of the building's namesake, Helen C. White (which is now near GA quality). Many of the attendees didn't have more than an hour, and those trickled in and out were either tutored privately or went through the cheatsheet at their own pace. We didn't come near capacity but the day did some good towards demystifying the relatively complex world of WP editing, and now we have a prepared staff for the next edit-a-thon!
  • Host/organizers: Sean Owczarek (czar ), Dorothea Salo (SLIS), Jackie Lang (SLIS Coding Initiative)
  • Number of Participants: 10
  • Media Coverage/Press:
    • "Library to Host Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon". University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. January 29, 2014.
    • Listings: 77-square, Isthmus
  • Selected articles edited: Adrian Piper (new, DYK), Helen C. White (new, DYK, near GA-class), Lee Weiss (expanded)
  • Images on Wikimedia commons: none
  • Follow-up activities: TBD
  • Other Details/stories: Most attendees only had an hour or so to spend. Other than me, the nine other editors were new (and female), mostly library school students (despite city-wide promotion). They were interested in learning the markup and preferred to work from the cheatsheet instead of the student training. They also were really interested by my brief presentation of WP policy (notability criteria, the five pillars and related acronyms, the Haymarket riot incident). While I wanted everyone to feel like they didn't any background knowledge to start editing, it's scary to edit a foreign page with foreign markup, and it's hard to coordinate simultaneous group editing on a page. I seeded some content in advance of the new article we wanted to start (Helen C. White) and digitized the sources, which made contributing easier. I'd recommend starting new, vetted, fresh articles for future events. Ideally attendees would have several hours to put towards a predetermined topic of their choosing, and they'd be able to help those editing around them. However, I'm told this is a lot to ask of busy people.

New Haven: Yale University

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Venue: Silliman College Dining Hall Annex, 505 College Street
  • Host/organizers:Broad Recognition, Yale's feminist magazine
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New York City: Eyebeam

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from noon to 6 p.m.
  • Venue: Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, 540 West 21st Street, NYC, 10011 (the event is the closing event for Eyebeam's Annual Showcase 2014)
  • Description: We had 150 participants come through Eyebeam. At the peak midway through, we ran out of chairs! At the start there was excitement in the air, along with some anxiety about the technicalities of editing Wikipedia, but after a series of 20 minute training sessions the participants got to work. A few hours in everything had gelled, and people were hard at work. It was such a good atmosphere.
  • Host/organizers: Siân Evans, Dorothy Howard, Jacqueline Mabey, Michael Mandiberg, and Laurel Ptak.
  • Number of Participants: approx. 150
  • Media Coverage/Press: Forthcoming in Bitch, New York Magazine, and ArtNews
  • Selected articles Created: ART/MEDIA, Monika Bravo, Liz Deschenes, Lizzie Fitch, Xaviera Simmons
  • Selected articles Expanded: Eleanor Antin, Eva Hesse
  • Images on Wikimedia commons: Category:ArtAndFeminism 2014 at Eyebeam in New York City
  • Follow-up activities: Regarding organizing more events, Wikimedia NYC has several monthly events scheduled for the next few months; we aim to reprise this Art+Feminism event in the future, though we can't commit to making this a monthly affair (We've been working on this for three months). Regarding documentation, we are working on this Outcomes document, and have created an FAQ with information on our process. We hope to make some sort of final (on wiki?) written documentation of our process, results, and lessons learned for future improvement.
  • Other Details/stories: We had so many new editors, that we were running training workshops every hour. With the volume of participants, we found that it was super important to coordinate the account creation and event sign in process. About half way through we had one organizer with account creation privileges sit at the entry and get everyone a new account, and then add their name directly to the attendees. The person at the door would ask each person entering if they needed a new account; if they said they had one, we would then ask them if they needed training; if they did, we would direct them to the in-progress training, and if they didn't we asked these experienced and semi-experienced editors to step up and help us facilitate. Many new editors slipped through the cracks, and we tried to get them signed in by going around person to person to make sure they knew how. We also tried to get everyone to add their content to the results section, though I fear we were less successful at that.

Philadelphia: University of the Arts

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Venue: University of the Arts, Albert M. Greenfield Library, Anderson Hall, 333 South Broad Street
  • Description:
  • Host/organizers: Sara MacDonald and Carol Graney, UArts librarians; Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation was our facilitator.
  • Number of Participants: 14
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  • Selected articles added: Andrea Polli (DYK), Eve Mosher, Florence Esté
  • Images on Wikimedia commons: File:Art and Feminism on Wikipedia at University of the Arts 2014.JPG
  • Follow-up activities: also nominated Dorrit Black (Australian article) for DYK, appeared on International Women's Day
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Portland, Oregon: Portland State University

San Francisco: CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 12-4 pm
  • Venue: CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th streets)
  • Description: We had 53 participants come through between 12pm and 4pm. Both very experienced Wikipedians and brand new editors were in attendance, and those with more experience very generously shared it and helped answer questions. Brand new Wikipedians started new accounts and we had a computer in the back for people to go through training modules when needed. We provided a table full of resources and many participants brought additional resources to pull from. Several people stayed past the event's end time in order to finish their articles and edits.
  • Host/organizers: Heidi Rabben
  • Number of Participants: 53
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  • Selected articles added: Feminist Art Criticism, Feminist Aesthetics, The Women's Building, Daria Martin, Clare Rojas, Alicia McCarthy,
  • Images on Wikimedia commons: Category:ArtAndFeminism 2014 in San Francsico, CA
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Seattle: Seattle Attic Community Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 10 am - 3 pm
  • Venue: Seattle Attic Community Workshop, 600 First Ave, Unit 605, Seattle WA 98104
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Twin Cities: Regis Art Center at University of Minnesota

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 4-6 pm
  • Venue: Regis Art Center at University of Minnesota, 405 21st Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Westchester County, New York: Purchase College, SUNY

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12noon - 6pm
  • Venue: DMZ Lab 1015B, Purchase College Library, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
  • Description: The Purchase College satellite event attracted 35 participants throughout the day, with the majority of editors being Purchase College students. Our turnout was so large that we ran out of computers and the event had to spill out into the another computing space in the library. An experienced Wikipedian, Paul Robinson (whose day job is teaching at Westchester Community College), also attended our event. He gave us a short tutorial on the basics of editing Wikipedia during the first hour of the event and was available throughout most of the day to field questions from many new Wikipedians. Paul commented that this was one of the most active edit-a-thons he has attended which is a testament to the enthusiasm and passion that our students brought to the event. We also made an effort to take pictures of the event and posted them to the Library’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • Host/organizers: Elizabeth Guffey, art history professor, Kim Detterbeck, art librarian, Marie Sciangula, assistant director of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center, Emily Friedman, art history club officer, Talia Sabag, art history club officer, and Christopher Perone, Elizabeth’s research assistant
  • Number of Participants: approx. 35
  • Media Coverage/Press: Purchase College Library’s blog, Purchase College Library Twitter feed, Purchase College Library Facebook page, SUNY Purchase Art History Club Facebook page, campus-wide email to entire Purchase Community, Arts Westchester Twitter feed, Elizabeth Guffey’s onedesign blog, posters posted throughout campus
  • Selected articles Created: N/A
  • Selected articles Expanded: Judith Leyster, Yael, Cecily Brown, Rudy VanderLans
  • Images on Wikimedia commons: N/A
  • Follow-up activities: Based on the success of this event, the organizers would love to hold future edit-a-thons, also aimed towards students. In order to facilitate future edit-a-thons, we aim to put together documentation and best practices. We would were also inspired by the pedagogical implications of editing Wikipedia in terms of information literacy, citation creation, real world application of academic research, and shaping the conversation about art on the Internet. The organizers hope to have discussions with the broader faculty at Purchase on how to incorporate Wikipedia into the curriculum.
  • Other Details/stories: Nearly everyone who participated in our edit-a-thon was a new Wikipedia editor. We quickly ran up against Wikipedia’s new account creation limit and organizers had to liaise with each new editor in order to create a Wikipedia account (but this was a very easy and smooth process thanks to the account creation capabilities granted by the Eyebeam coordinators). Since most of our participants were new to Wikipedia, the training provided by Paul Robinson was invaluable. Throughout the event, Paul and the organizers did one-on-one on-demand training with students as participants arrived at different points in the day. We also made an effort to record what entries each participant was working on. Although we were not successful in adding this list to the results page, we did maintain an analog list of all the entries edited and expanded. As most of our participants were new to Wikipedia and experienced some anxiety with the process, we did not create any new entries. We focused on adding citations where needed and expanding existing entries. Some participants were unsure what entries to edit or work on so the list of suggested topics created by the Eyebeam coordinators was a huge help and served to be a jumping off point for most of our editors. We also pulled a number of books from the Library’s collection that dealt with women artists and art to offer inspiration and reliable source material to our editors. Our students also took advantage of the Library’s subscription article databases to add authoritative citations to entries.

Australia

Adelaide: Flinders University, South Australia

Preliminary meeting Friday 31 January, 10 am -4 pm Virtual edit-a-thon Sunday 2 February 6.30 am - 9.30 am to coincide with the event)

Canada

Calgary: ACAD

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014. Time to be determined.
  • Venue: Luke Lindoe Library, Alberta College of Art and Design, 1407-14 Ave NW
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Dawson City, Yukon: Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12-5 west coast time
  • Venue: Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture*Number of Participants:
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Halifax: NSCAD

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014. 1-7 pm Atlantic Time.
  • Venue: NSCAD University Library, 5163 Duke Street
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Montreal: Eastern Bloc

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014. 12pm - 6pm.
  • Venue: In Montreal, the Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon took place at the Eastern Bloc lab (7240 Clark, 2nd Floor), a community space housed in the artist-run centre of the same name. Members of the centre were present to answer questions and were actively involved in helping run the event. Other affiliated artist-run centres and feminist art groups included SKOL, Revue .dpi and Studio XX. The day-long event was followed by an informal discussion over food and drinks at Notre-Dame des Quilles, a local bar.
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  • Host/organizers: Amber Berson, Kathryn Simpson
  • Number of Participants: 35 in person + more remotely.
  • Media Coverage/Press:

CBC Blouin ArtInfo CKUT 90.3fm - Dykes on Mykes - an interview with Dayna McLeod on January 27 at 7pm CKUT 90.3fm - Off the Hour on January 31 at 5pm. CKUT 90.3fm - XXFiles February 5 at 11:30pm Le Mur Mitoyen Art + Feminism Wikipedia édit-a-thon sur les ondes du Radio Canada le 30 janvier, vers 16:15. The LINK

[Matrix|VNS Matrix] [Rosenfeld] Sarah Cook (curator)

  • Images on Wikimedia commons: (link)
    Art+feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Quebec.February 1, 2014
    Art+feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Quebec.February 1, 2014
    Art+feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Quebec.February 1, 2014
    Art+feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Quebec.February 1, 2014
    Art+feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Quebec.February 1, 2014
  • Follow-up activities: The one-day meet-up was just the beginning. We hope to meet again soon in Montreal. We created a resource page that we linked to on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/699737520060911/) and hope people continue to work. We also initiated a mailing list for anyone who wants to continue meeting up. Please contact Wiki member 13ab37 for more details.
  • Other Details/stories: Over thirty-five people participated in person, with others Montrealers participating remotely. Of the people who came to Eastern Bloc, half had no Wikipedia contribution experience what so ever, one quarter had limited experience and one quarter were already proficient at contributing. We organized into mini-groups and went over video and web-based tutorials, with groups forming based on peoples individual learning styles. We also tapped into the broadcast tutorial from Eyebeam. Some people stayed the whole day, while others popped in and out. People were really keen to help each other out, with both content and form. It was a really nice time and very welcoming. There were people of various ages and gender-identification and the event had a real community-driven feeling to it.

Toronto: Art Metropole

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
  • Venue: Art Metropole, 1490 Dundas Street West
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  • Host/organizers: Amy Lam, Ella Dawn McGeough, Lili Huston-Heterich, Andrew Leung- Wikipedia Regional Ambassador
  • Number of Participants: 20
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Europe

Italy

Florence: Advancing Women Artists Foundation

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014, contact for timing.
  • Venue: Advancing Women Artists Foundation, Via dei Fossi 1, Florence Italy
  • Description: Because our office does not have a capacity for large numbers, event participation was divided up into phases. One week prior we ‘mobilized’ volunteers here in Florence by sending out a list of 20-some artists to nearly 200 of AWA’s friends and volunteers, asking potential participants to ‘adopt’ an artist by writing a Wikipedia entry or editing a pre-existing stub. We received entries on the following artists: Suor Plautilla Nelli, Clara Peeters, Giovanna Fratellini, Elisabeth Chaplin, Mary Rogers Williams, Giovanna Garzoni, Ida Botti Scifoni, Beatrice Ancilotti Goretti, Arcangela Paladini, Irene Parenti Duclos, Fèlicie de Fauveau, Louisa Grace Bartolini and Antonietta Brandies. On the day of the event, a core group of five women met in Florence to edit the entries when necessary. It was a varied close-knit group: one scholar specialized in women artists in the age of the Medici, a Florence tour guide, a journalist and book artist, an author and an art-lover volunteer. The pieces were then sent over one by one to AWA’s California-based intern, who participated from the San Francisco event. It felt very worldwide!
  • Host/organizers: Linda Falcone, Jane Fortune
  • Number of Participants: 17
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  • Follow-up activities:Our plan is to schedule another local event in Florence for International Women’s Day on March 8, involving local press to publicize it, recognizing the Art + Feminism event as a springboard for the idea. The hope is to generate more entries in both English and Italian regarding the many woman artists whose works are hosted in Florence, either on display or inside the city’s storages.
  • Other Details/stories: The event proposal was met with all-around enthusiasm. Many turned us down due to time restraints (we got on board one week prior!), but everyone approached was completely supportive of the idea, assuring us their participation for any upcoming events like this one. We are still in the process of inserting entries…stay tuned!

Netherlands

Amsterdam: De Appel

Jane023's presentation about women on Wikipedia
  • Language: Dutch
  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 12.00-18.00 (CET).
  • Venue: De Appel, Prins Hendrikkade 142, 1011 AT Amsterdam, NL
  • Description: The event was mostly an extensive Wikipedia tutorial for a dedicated group of relatively new users. Jane023 also presented her research on representation of female artists on Wikipedia and in various large art encyclopaedias and websites.
  • Host/organizers: Venue: De Appel - organizing Wikipedians were Jane023, Ciell and Spinster.
  • Number of Participants: 10 participants 'in person' during the event, and several 'remote' participants on wiki.
  • Media Coverage/Press: Mentioned in Dutch art blogs and press: Kunstbeeld and Trendbeheer. Full article in national newspaper Volkskrant (4 February 2014).
  • Selected articles added: See the full results page on Dutch Wikipedia. About 20 articles were created: notable woman artist biographies and a notable exhibition on women in art. Examples include nl:Christina Houbraken, nl:L.A. Raeven, nl:De Vrouw 1813-1913
  • Images on Wikimedia commons: Category:Kunst en feminisme editathon Amsterdam 2014
  • Follow-up activities: A follow-up #artandfeminism edit-a-thon is being planned and will probably take place in March 2014 at De Appel.
  • Other Details/stories: This event might end up being an unofficial kick-off for a larger Dutch gender gap project. Several staff from nl:Atria, kennisinstituut voor emancipatie en vrouwengeschiedenis (the major Dutch archive / knowledge center for women issues) attended the edit-a-thon; they currently also host a Wikipedian in Residence and intend to develop more activities that involve Wikipedia.

United Kingdom

London:School of Art & Design at Middlesex University

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014.
  • Venue: Middlesex University
  • Description: This was a small group that was organised just a few days before the event, supplemented by others who edited at home. Mostly, we had done no editing prior to this event, as we were learning as we went, with the help of two trainers.
  • Host/organizers: Hilary Robinson; Suzanne van Rossenberg
  • Number of Participants: 6
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  • Selected articles added: mostly we edited existing articles: Helen Chadwick; Margaret Harrison; ICA London
  • Images on Wikimedia commons: (link)
  • Follow-up activities: We are going to do another one at a summer school in July, with larger numbers.
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Dundee:Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

  • Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014.
  • Venue: University of Dundee
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