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2019 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon[edit]

Art+Feminism is pleased to announce its sixth annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, an all-day event designed to improve content on feminism, gender and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage new editors. Note edit-a-thons are being planned across the globe for the month of March 2019.

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To find an event please visit our website:

To organize an event[edit]

  1. Consult our Organizers Kit
  2. Contact us at to learn more.
  3. Create a program on the Program & Events Dashboard (instructions below)
  4. List your editathon by submitting your event details via this form

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]


We'll continue using the Art+Feminism website to track our events in 2019. Please submit your event via the Event Form on 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 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 Slack 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, over 7,000 people at more than 500 events around the world have participated in Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 11,000 articles on Wikipedia. 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. 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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