Grants:IdeaLab/Wiki loves contemporary art

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Wiki loves contemporary art
Wikipedians work together with art institutions to get contemporary art into the encyclopedia.
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created on20:01, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

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

Artists often donot know how Wikipedia works. Also they are afraid of technology. At the same time their work is very inspiring and contemporary art deals with everyday questions and democratic issues.

What is your solution?[edit]

Observing that artists want to get their ideas into the public it can be very inspiring to help them and to encourage communities to do so. It would be great to enpower contemporary art to get it more transparent for the society.

Who will you be doing outreach with?[edit]

Kulturwerk des bbk berlin, Verein Berliner Künstler


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About the idea creator[edit]

Being an artist myself and working in two art institutions I can help establishing the link between networks.



  • yes artists are open to collaboration, it is the galleries and estates that want pay to play. need to build model and toolkit to collaborate between art + open culture. Slowking4 (talk) 04:44, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

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