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During this two-day edit-a-thon taking place on Monday, March 18 & Monday, March 25, 2019, we will be adding and updating articles for artists, activists, and organizers with a sustained involvement in cultural production, community building, and intersectional dialogs.

Who are we focusing on?[edit]

Artists, activists, and organizers with a sustained involvement in cultural production, community building, and intersectional dialogs. Although the additions and edits will be far from comprehensive, it is one step towards a more diverse archive. Art & Community aims to add diverse practitioners and communities to the wikipedia archive. New articles will be chosen through a series of discussions with students and organizer Jaret Vadera.

List of Artists, Activists, and Organizers[edit]

Working list (Alphabetical by first letter)

Articles in development:[edit]

Updating Articles:[edit]

The Process: Step-by-Step[edit]

1. Create your account[edit]

Checkmark green.svgDecide on a username

  1. Click on the blue link "Create Account" in the top right corner.
  2. Click on the blue link "Create One" in the sign in box.
  3. Fill out the information on the page (email is not necessary) and click the "Create Account" button.
  4. Your username will now appear in red in the top right corner.

2. Create your userpage[edit]

Checkmark green.svg Creating a user page will be your first time editing in Wikipedia!

  1. Make sure you're signed in.
  2. Click on your user name, which is a red link, in the top right corner.
  3. Click the “Edit” tab (located between “Read” and “View History”) to make several edits to your userpage.
  4. Include as little or as much information about yourself as you would like. It's often a good idea to state your interests and what you'll be working on, including any declarations of possible conflicts of interest (for example, where you work, if you're comfortable sharing.)
  5. Tell edit-a-thon organizer your username so they can add it to the ART+COMMUNITY Meetup Page
  • The “Creating a userpage” document will walk you through the steps involved in setting up your userpage. your edits.

3. Create a draft in sandbox[edit]

Checkmark green.svg A sandbox is a subpage of your userpage that can be used for drafting articles.

  1. When you are logged-in, look in the upper-right hand corner and you will see a link to your sandbox.
  2. When you click on this link, it will bring up the Edit box. You can type something in here and click Save, which will create your draft page. You can use this space for testing and practice.
  • These pages are not live articles, so they do not have to meet all of the Manual of Style requirements.

4. Artist/Activist/Organizer Template[edit]

Use skeleton template to cut and paste into your sandbox

5. Read[edit]

Checkmark green.svg It is important that you read about the Five Pillars of Wikipedia.

  1. Neutral Point of View Policy
  2. No Original Research Policy
  3. Verifiability Policy
  4. Notability Policy

6. Choose artist page to create or edit from the list above or feel free to suggest a page you would like to work on[edit]

7. Research / Write / Share with other participants[edit]

8. Tell edit-a-thon organizer when you are close to done so you can upload together[edit]


  • SENIOR ADMINS! We would love if you could participate remotely! Please contact JVadera if you are able to, and please add your Wikipedia username to the "Remote Participants" section below


  1. JVadera (talk · contribs)
  2. Cho456 (talk · contribs)
  3. Ebergmann (talk · contribs)
  4. Eoghanrdempsey (talk · contribs)
  5. KwapongKwesi (talk · contribs)
  6. Ljsjosh (talk · contribs)
  7. Songhyoj (talk · contribs)
  8. Underthesaturn (talk · contribs)
  9. Vivivian (talk · contribs)

Remote participants[edit]

  1. Met228 (talk · contribs)
  2. Rshin2019 (talk · contribs)


ART & COMMUNITY is part of an ongoing series of edit-a-thons originally developed by Uzma Rizvi and Jaret Vadera aimed at adding diverse practitioners and communities to the wikipedia archive. It was first hosted in the Social Science and Cultural Studies Department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York

Past events[edit]

Wikipedia editing resources[edit]

Wikipedia Meetups
   March 2019 +/-
Cambridge 40 March 3, 2019 (2019-03-03)
Art+Feminism @ MoMA, NYC March 2, 2019 (2019-03-02)
BLTxKickstarter=Art+Fem NYC March 3, 2019 (2019-03-03)
Southern California Regional mini Unconference March 3, 2019 (2019-03-03)
Jewish Women Artists 2019, Portland, OR March 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
Emily Carr Univ. of Art & Design Art+Feminism,
 Vancouver, BC
March 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
WikiGap 2019 Hong Kong March 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)
Belkin Art Gallery Art+Feminism, Vancouver, BC March 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)
Minneapolis Institute of Art Art+Feminism 2019 March 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)
Western Front Gallery Art+Feminism,
 Vancouver, BC
March 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)
Women’s History Wikithon, Tacoma, WA March 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)
Women in Art Edit-a-thon, Hong Kong (registration full) March 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)
South by Southwest Interactive 2019 March 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)
Art and Feminism @Tokyo 2019 March 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)
Art and Feminism Edit-A-Thon in Denver March 10, 2019 (2019-03-10)
BLT @ Port of Spain March 10, 2019 (2019-03-10)
London 140 March 10, 2019 (2019-03-10)
Corning ArtAndFeminism 2019 March 10, 2019 (2019-03-10)
Seattle meetup to discuss upcoming
 Wikimedia Summit
March 12, 2019 (2019-03-12)
BLT @ Rhode Island March 13, 2019 (2019-03-13)
#HerNaturalHistory @ New York Botanical Garden March 13, 2019 (2019-03-13)
Wikipedia Day 2019 in Boulder March 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)
Surrey Art Gallery Art+Feminism, Vancouver, BC March 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)
BLT @ Port of Spain March 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)
Oxford 70 March 17, 2019 (2019-03-17)
Art & Community @ Cornell March 18, 2019 (2019-03-18)
Women on Wikipedia 2019 at RIT, Rochester, NY March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
Art+Feminism 2019 at Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto March 23, 2019 (2019-03-23)
Women in Art in Asia Edit-a-thon, New York City March 23, 2019 (2019-03-23)
BLT @ East Yard, Arima, Trinidad & Tobago March 23, 2019 (2019-03-23)
BLT @ Nashville, TN March 23, 2019 (2019-03-23)
Perth 56 March 24, 2019 (2019-03-24)
Art & Community @ Cornell March 25, 2019 (2019-03-25)
LMU Library Edit-a-thon 2019 March 25, 2019 (2019-03-25)
   April 2019 +/-
BLT @ Philadelphia, PA April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
Kedah 1 April 13, 2019 (2019-04-13)
London 141 April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)
San Diego 39 @ Chula Vista April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)
Full Meetup Calendar
For meetups in other languages, see the list on Meta

N.B. Also located on the Resources page referenced above under Editor Resources

  • Images and photos:
Introduction and Guide 1: Getting Started! – Why Edit Wikipedia?, Using the WikiD Guides and Getting Started.
Guide 2: Selecting and Researching a Topic/Subject – Choosing a Subject, References and Sources and Images.
Guide 3: Writing an Entry – Tone and Style, Content and Structure, Building an Argument, Precedents and Article Titles.
Guide 4: Navigating the Wikipedia Interface – Editing Interfaces, Creating a New Article, Editing Existing Pages and Disambiguation
Guide 5: Troubleshooting – Deleted Pages, Flagged Pages and Talk Pages

Tools and templates[edit]