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Art+Feminism 2023[edit]

All over the world, Collective Action has been instrumental in moving the needle. Nigerian organizers mobilized to #EndSARS and gained global support in the fight against police brutality. Museum workers employed with the Philadelphia Museum of Art went on strike and shook the art world in the wake of their new contracts. You and other information activists logged on with us and contributed to the instrumental work of closing the information gap. To celebrate our tenth campaign, we’ve decided to emphasize what’s been accomplished within our community through Collective Action.

For Art+Feminism: Year Ten, we’ll reflect on how communities have harnessed their collective power to address inequities and disenfranchisement. We want to draw on our experiences to dive deeper into collective participation & action as a strategy for empowerment. We’re excited to celebrate the impact of our dedication to Collective Action with you this year. To support this, Art+Feminism has created a Global Celebration Fund to help you celebrate wherever you are. We want to know what Art+Feminism looks like in your community and we want to share this with our global community.

We’re interested in formats that can easily be shared with our global community, like short promotional videos (like this from organizers in Taiwan), posters, audio recordings, illustrations, zines, and more related to your work with Art+Feminism.

Collective Action also means inviting people into the fold and teaching them how to navigate the Wikiverse. It also means making sure that we have a comprehensive idea of community care and take precautions for in-person events. We know that the pandemic isn’t over, but with these things in place, we feel better equipped to consider in-person celebrations.

In April 2023, alongside a suite of international programming—both virtual and in person–our campaign will feature an event in Houston, Texas. This all-day celebration will feature editing workshops, opportunities to make art, interactive sessions with local organizers, and more.

If you’d like to join the campaign and organize an edit-a-thon, panel, or meetup, simply contact us at info [at] We’ll connect you with a regional ambassador who can help you with your event planning.

Art+Feminism recognized at Wikimedians of the Year Celebration 2022[edit]

During Wikimania 2022, our team of regional leaders were recognized during the Wikimedians of the Year Ceremony. Below, please read the announcement from the Wikimedia Foundation and celebrate with us!

“Wikipedia and all other Wikimedia projects are made possible by hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world. Known as Wikimedians, we are united by a shared vision of a world in which knowledge is available to everyone, everywhere. Each year, Wikimedians who have made outstanding contributions to this cause are recognized through the Wikimedian of the Year awards!  This special recognition dates back to 2011. In a first-time partnership with the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee, this year’s Wikimedian of the Year celebration also spotlighted affiliates whose invaluable contributions to the movement help it grow in content and contributors.”

We’re so excited to celebrate with you that Art+Feminism has been recognized for the 2022 Wikimedia Affiliate Spotlight – Partnerships!

As our executive director, Kira Wisniewski, stated in the video, this award recognizes how important the role of community organizing is within the movement.

This award truly belongs to these ambassadors and network organizers of Art+Feminism: Alison Baitz, Anthony B Diaz, Paula Dominguez Font, Medhavi Gandhi, Richard Knipel, Amanda Meeks, Jessie Mi, Jaison Oliver, Athina Petsou, Sophie Reverdy, Sadik Shahadu, Sofia Stancioff, Dominique Eliane Yao, and Zita Ursula Zage.

With recognition for the Art+Feminism Leadership team: Nina Yeboah, Melissa Tamani, Amber Berson, and Mohammed Sadat Abduali. And our board, Sarah Gonzales, Nana Osei-Kofi, and Kerrie Cotten Williams.

And to you! It our collective effort that so far in 2022, there have been Art+Feminism events in over 27 different languages. This award celebrates you, our Art+Feminism community. Congratulations to you and all the 2022 Wikimedian of the Year Award Winners!

Art+Feminism 2022[edit]

As we enter our ninth campaign year, we remain dedicated to building a community of activists who are committed to closing information gaps related to gender, feminism, and the arts, on Wikipedia (and beyond).

Yet we know, that in this third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, that our community of organizers has changed as many of you have had to reprioritize your lives around new familial responsibilities, job loss, the loss of loved ones, or other significant changes and have not been able to organize Art+Feminism activities. We do appreciate that you all have stayed connected as readers of our newsletters, donors to our fundraising efforts, and attendees of Art+Feminism events around the globe.

We are grateful that you have remained committed to this essential work. If you will be joining us this year, we want to reiterate our commitment to community care and ask that you do the same. If you’d like to join the campaign and organize an edit-a-thon, panel, or meetup, please contact us. We’ll connect you with a regional ambassador who can help you with your event planning.

If you’re curious but unsure about joining the campaign this year, we invite you to take a look at some highlighted events from last year’s campaign, Our suggested Timeline for Event Organizers, and our Virtual Event Resources.

No matter what your level of participation, we value you as a member of this community and look forward to engaging you in the years to come.

In Solidarity, Art+Feminism

PS You may have noticed we’re starting our annual campaign later than usual. If you’ve reached out to us recently, then you know we’ve spent several months working to develop equity and anti-racism policies and practices to ensure our operations align with our mission. We look forward to sharing these developments soon!

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 aid 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 2023. 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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