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2021 Call for Action Art Commission[edit]

Open call for artists to create an original, open-license work which helps to visualize Art+Feminism. The work will be used by the global Art+Feminism community in future Art+Feminism campaigns. The Call to Action Art Commission was established by Art+Feminism in 2017. Under this program, artists create a Creative Commons licensed work that is hosted on Wikimedia Commons. In 2021, we are celebrating the Global South, limiting applicants to artists located in regions where the curators of the call reside:  African countries, Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

We’re interested in working with artists that align with our values (which centers all our work), see their own art as a form of activism, and can help visualize what Art+Feminism looks like. Interested artists should fill out this brief form for consideration. Up to two selected applicants will receive a 2000$ (USD) artist fee for their work each. All applicants will be eligible to attend a workshop about WikiCommons on August  18.

Deadline to apply is August 16, 2021

Timeline, FAQ and application form (available in English, French, and Portuguese) is available on our website:

Art+Feminism 2020-2021 Campaign[edit]

We write with enthusiasm inviting you to join this work in 2021 as we continue to address the gender gap and center on the work of women, feminist, BIPOC, queer, non-binary, and immigrant art and artists.

In the past few years, we’ve typically announced a theme we’ve set for the campaign, but this year we’re intentionally welcoming you to organize a theme or topic that is the most relevant to you and your community.

To assist in this effort, as we celebrate Wikipedia's 20th birthday, we’re hosting a series of workshops for the community to connect and learn about what is happening in our various global communities and discuss and brainstorm different topics and themes together. (More details and sign up form here.)

As you contemplate joining our 2021 campaign, Art+Feminism wants to reassert our commitment to community care, which we released in November 2020. As the pandemic continues, affecting regions of our international community to varying degrees, we want to ask, “What is safest for the most vulnerable people who might want to attend your event?” To help aid that question, we’ve created virtual resources to help organizers (new and old) think about and plan a virtual event.

We also recognize that not everyone will have the capacity to organize an Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon. There are a number of other ways to participate in our campaign this year:

No matter what, we value you as a member of this community. If you are unable to participate in any of these ways, we understand, and look forward to when we can actively engage with you again.


Mohammed Sadat Abdulai, Amber Berson, Melissa Tamani Becerra, Kira Wisniewski, Nina Yeboah

Art+Feminism Leadership Team

To Organize an Event[edit]

  1. Consult our Organizers Quick Guide. Currently available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
  2. Contact us by email at to learn more and to let us know that you are organizing an event.
  3. Create a program on the Program & Events Dashboard (instructions below).
  4. List your editathon by submitting your event details via this form.
  5. Learn how to edit clicking the Resources tab on this Meet up page.

How We Organize[edit]

From the beginning Art+Feminism has paid careful attention to how and where we organize our events, prioritizing off-wiki channels of communication. We use the Programs & Events Dashboard instead of meetup pages, and we are collecting the list of events on our website, rather than here. We do this because our UX/UI review found that, because we had so many events and the wiki interface is confusing to new users, this main meet up page was difficult to parse and folks were missing events in their towns.

Outreach Dashboard[edit]


Click here to track our events in 2021. Once confirmed, please submit your event details via our website.

We are using the Outreach Dashboard to track attendance. Please create a Program there instead of a Meetup page.

Instructions for Creating your Dashboard Program[edit]

We've made a video to walk you through the steps of creating a Program that is attached to our general Art+Feminism Campaign. Click here to watch. We've made a step by step guide to show how to create and use the Dashboard. This material is currently available in English and Spanish.


We have made a list of answers to frequently asked questions, useful tips and tricks for working with the dashboard here.


To get your participants signed in to this page you need to have them go to that kinda long URL at the top of your page, e.g. We think the best way to accomplish this is to link to this page from your Facebook, Eventbrite, Google form, etc. If you are hellbent on using a meetup page, please still link to the Dashboard Program and use it for attendance. We *NEED* to keep all that info in here, as it necessary for outcomes and reporting.

When you arrive at that page your participants will be invited to “Log in with Wikipedia” or “Sign up with Wikipedia.” If they have accounts they can log in with the first button; they will be giving permission for the Dashboard to access their Wiki credentials via OAuth. If they don’t have an account yet, they can use the second button.

If you have any problems, please post in our Slack Channel or contact us via email.

Use the Draft Template[edit]

We strongly encourage you to use the Pre-Load Draft Template, you can lift the below Mark Up code and put it on your meet-up or userpage.

* {{preloaddraft|Firstname Lastname|Artist}}

You can also put a new draft creation box on a wiki page with the following code—click "edit source" and copy below:

Preload Draft Template[edit]

Have a NEW page in mind? We strongly encourage new editors to use the "Start draft article" box below

If you do choose to begin a new article, please check with an experienced Wikipedian before starting to ensure that it meets notability requirements.
Once you have done that, use the form below to create a Draft article or select a subject below:

But I already made a meetup page?[edit]

If you already made a page, we still need you to create a Dashboard Program for attendance. You can make the decision as to whether you move all of your content over there, or keep it on the meetup page. If you have already promoted the meetup page URL, you should probably keep the meetup page up, but again, we need you to use the Dashboard Program for attendance.


Art+Feminism is a do-it-with-others campaign to improve coverage on feminism, gender and the arts on Wikipedia. In a 2011 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female.[1]. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect is not: content is skewed by gaps in participation. Art+Feminism invites people of all gender identities and expressions to address this imbalance by participating in communal updating of Wikipedia’s entries. Founded in 2014 by Siân Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, Michael Mandiberg and Laurel Ptak. Since 2014, over 18,000 people at 1,260 events around the world have participated in our edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of nearly 84,000 articles on Wikipedia and sister projects.

The project has been written about extensively, including in Canadian Art, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and New York Magazine. Foreign Policy magazine named the founders of Art+Feminism Leading Global Thinkers. The project is led by artists, art historians, activists, Wikipedians, data scientists, educators, curators, librarians, writers, based in cities across the globe. To learn more and for press inquiries, please visit our website.


  1. ^ Glott, Ruediger; et al. (15 March 2010). "Wikipedia Survey – Overview of Results" (PDF). United Nations University.

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