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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2012-13. This is a grant to an organization.

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Legal name of organization or individual requesting this grant
Wikimedia Norway
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Yes, that status is registered at the "Enhetsregisteret" national registry of Norway.
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Grant contact name
Erlend Bjørtvedt
Grant contact username or email
Grant contact title (position)
Vice chairman, Wikimedia Norway
Project lead name
Erlend Bjørtvedt
Project lead username or email
Project lead title (position), if any
Vice chairman, Wikimedia Norway
Full project name
WMNO Christmas Seminar and WLM Ceremony 2012
Amount requested in USD or local currency (USD will be assumed if no other currency is specified)
NOK 35,300
Provisional target start date
December 14, 2012
Provisional completion date
December 15,2012

Budget breakdown[edit]

Post NOK Comment
Locations 6,000 "Gamle rådhus" second floor, Oslo
Dinner 17,000 Christmas dinner for 32 participants
Hotel 4,000 Four winners of the WLM 2012
Travel 4,000 Five winners of the WLM
Gift-cards 8,000 Three winners of the WLM
Refund −4,000 Arts Council Norway's participants
Parking 300 Parking for transport of brochures, rollups, gifts, merchandise
SUM 35,300 Approximately US$5,000

Project goals[edit]

  1. Present and discuss ideas for Year 2 of the formalized cooperation between Arts Council Norway and Wikimedia Norway. Year 1 (2012) has resulted in 35 editing courses for museums and archives, encompassing more than 600 participants. In 2013, we seek funding for continuing this strategy, with advanced training courses (Level 2), Kultur- og naturreiser (cooperation on geodata-based travelling apps linked to Wikipedia), a joint Wikipedia Academy, and sub-projects.
  2. Present awards to five winners of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 in Norway, including one winner qualified as top-15 globally. This will help us to market the free-license world of Wikimedia Commons to the media, and to draw more photographers into the Commons realm.
  3. Gather Wikipedia activists and volunteers for professional discussions and round-up of 2012, and plan the traditional Christmas article competition for week 52. Including participation from the two Wikipedians-in-residence of Norway — Lars Roede (Oslo Museum) and Jon Birger Østbye (Norwegian Culture/Outdoor Museum).
  4. Propmote the event and the Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 in Norway through the media.

Project scope and list of activities[edit]

We will organize a meetup event in "Gamle rådhus", downtown Oslo, with a combination of formal lectures / speeches and informal discussions on the projects with Arts Council Norway. We will also award prizes to the [Wiki Loves Monuments winners, with participation and prizes donated by Wikimedia Norway (jury), Riksantikvaren (The National Antiquarian), and Kulturrådet (Arts Council Norway). The winners are celebrated by a traditional, Norwegian christmas dinner than rounds off the event.

Non-financial requirements[edit]


Fit to strategy[edit]

The event neatly fits to the Staretgy of Wikimedia Norway 2011-15, which again is intimately and directly linked up with the main strategic goals of the WMF. More specificly, it meets targets by:

  • Reach out to new volunteers by gathering new participants of the WLM, with organizers and activists of the photo competition campaign. This should create more awareness and interest in contributing at WLM. This strengthens the former increase in outreach activities, whereby the WLM 2012 was promoted in August towards 300+ photo clubs of Norway. The event in December is to be promoted through the media and towards the photo clubs of the country.
  • Gather the existing Wikipedia and Commons activists and contributors for a meetup in order to build enthusiasm and retain active volunteers.
  • The award ceremony highly focused on photographic quality and credibility of Wikimedia Commons, not least towards the media winners where presented twards targeted, local media in thei home district, in order to build local pride and interest in the photo competition seen from a local perspective. Present winners through catch-all press release two days after the localized, exclusive media outreaches.
  • The event strongly promoted the credibility of the projects by including two of the most notorious GLAM institutions of Norway:
    • Arts Council Norway, the all-national body organizing and funding all the museums, archives and galleries of the country.
    • Riksantikvaren (The National Antiquarian), the state institution responsible for cultural heritage preservation and registration in Norway.
  • The event and the process with Arts Council Norway moves the chapter into a new level of formal co-operation with this national GLAM authority.
  • The event aimed at realizing Year 2 of cooperation with Arts Council Norway, which in 2012 had a state budget funding of NOK 580.000 (USD 100.000) for the cooperation. The aim of the event is to contribute towards realizing the realization of a Year 2 cooperation.

Other benefits[edit]

The event has already had some pre-event media attention, and we hope this will be added to, by the PR activities in the period December 12-17, 2012.

Measures of success[edit]

Measurable success would be mneasured by:

  • The realization of further cooperation with Arts Council Norway.
  • Greater participation in the Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 competition.
  • Continuation and increased activity from Wikipedians-in-residence.

Team members (optional)[edit]

  • Erlend Bjørtvedt, Vice Shairman, Wikimedia Norway.
  • Anne C Martens, board member, Wikimedia Norway.
  • Marianne Wiig, board member, Wikimedia Norway.
  • Knut Hjelleset, board member, Wikimedia Norway.
  • Tom Klev, senior advisor, Arts Council Norway.
  • Håkon Magne Bjerkan, editor.in.chief, National Antiquarian.
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