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Get more disabled artists represented on Wikipedia
Disabled artists across all artforms are hugely underrepresented on Wikipedia, just as they are in the wider media. This project would bring together leading Disability Arts organisations such as Disability Arts Online and the National Disability Arts Collection & Archive with experienced Wikipedians to create pages about disabled artists and disability-led arts organisations. It could also involve WikiProject: Disability and any other relevant Wikipedia groups.
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Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

What problem are you trying to solve by doing this project? This problem should be small enough that you expect it to be completely or mostly resolved by the end of this project. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.
The underrepresentation of disabled artists across all artforms on Wikipedia

What is your solution?[edit]

For the problem you identified in the previous section, briefly describe your how you would like to address this problem. We recognize that there are many ways to solve a problem. We’d like to understand why you chose this particular solution, and why you think it is worth pursuing. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.
Bringing together disability arts organisations with their expert knowledge and experienced Wikipedians (along with WikiProject: Disability) to create a number of new pages about disabled artists and disability-led arts organisations as well as improving existing ones. Notability has been the biggest barrier to this, so individuals with experience of how to pass notability criteria and find solid sources will be needed.

Project goals[edit]

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Hopefully, dozens of new pages on individual artists and organisations, plus improvements to existing pages. This will add to the richness of the Wikipedia community and greatly improve the diversity of people represented on the Encyclopedia.

Who will you be doing outreach with?[edit]

Disability Arts Online, National Disability Arts Collection & Archive (UK), potentially more

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

I work for Disability Arts Online, one of the UK's leading journals covering the work of disabled artists. Over the last 18 months we have hosted a series of Editathons with support from Wikimedia UK aimed at getting more pages on disabled artists on Wikipedia. The project has been an uphill struggle and we need more support for it. I have personally started two successful Wiki Pages and edited a number more since joining, but my Wikipedia editing skills are still very basic.



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No funding needed?[edit]

Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at cschilling(_AT_)wikimedia.org for help!