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During this two-day edit-a-thon taking place on Monday, March 19 & Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 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. A.ytng (talk · contribs)
  2. Cwelzer (talk · contribs)
  3. Dmc245 (talk · contribs)
  4. JVadera (talk · contribs)
  5. Mmw229 (talk · contribs)
  6. Scottk123 (talk · contribs)
  7. Tyra0527 (talk · contribs)

Remote participants[edit]


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
   July 2018 +/-
London 132 July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)
BLT @ The High Line, NY July 9, 2018 (2018-07-09)
Edinburgh 13 July 11, 2018 (2018-07-11)
Johor 8 July 14, 2018 (2018-07-14)
Eighth Annual Colorado Wiknic July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)
Oxford 63 July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)
Perth 50 July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)
BLT @ Cape Town July 17, 2018 (2018-07-17)
EaT11 @ Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX July 19, 2018 (2018-07-19)
Bay Area WikiSalon @ WMF HQ in San Francisco July 25, 2018 (2018-07-25)
BLT @ Johannesburg 1 July 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)
BLT @ Johannesburg 2 July 29, 2018 (2018-07-29)
San Diego 31 @ Balboa Park July 29, 2018 (2018-07-29)
   August 2018 +/-
Perth 51 August 11, 2018 (2018-08-11)
London 133 August 12, 2018 (2018-08-12)
San Diego 32 Wiknic August 25, 2018 (2018-08-25)
Full Meetup Calendar

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]