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Wiki Wednesday - Series 4
start date2024-07-19
end date2026-12-31
budget (local currency) 
amount requested (USD)1 USD [note 1]
grant typeIndividual
funding regionunknown region
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundundefined round
applicant and people related to proposalVicstasiuk7

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
Yes, I have already applied and received a General Support Fund
You are applying as a(n). (required)
Are your group or organization legally registered in your country? (required)
Do you have a fiscal sponsor?
Fiscal organization name.

Main proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page. (required)
Wiki Wednesday - Series 4
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
Yes, multi-year funding with similar program, budget, and structure every year (strategic plan can be provided but is not required)
2.1. For how many years of multi-year funding are you applying? (required)
3 years
2.2. Provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan? (required)


3. Proposed start date. (required)
4. Proposed end date. (required)
5. Does your organization or group have an Affiliate or Organizational Annual Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
6. Does your affiliate, organization or group have a Strategic Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
7. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)
8. What are your programs, approaches, and strategies? What are the challenges that you are trying to address and how will your strategies support you in addressing these challenges? (required)

9. What categories are your main programs and related activities under? Please select all that apply. (required)
Category Yes/No
Education Yes
Culture, heritage or GLAM Yes
Gender and diversity Yes
Community support and engagement Yes
Participation in campaigns and contests Yes
Public policy advocacy Yes
Other No


9.1.1. Select all your programs and activities for Education. (required)
Wiki Club, Research, Wikidata programs, Wikimedia Commons programs, Other Wikimedia project programs, Other activities
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
9.1.2. Select all relevant audience groups for Education. (required)
Secondary school students, Vocational, tertiary, or higher education, Teachers or professors, Other groups
Other groups if any: N/A

Culture, heritage or GLAM

9.2. Select all your programs and activities for Culture, heritage or GLAM. (required)
Introducing new approaches to underrepresented culture and heritage, e.g. decolonising or reparative work; oral and visual knowledge; outreach to communities of origin, indigenous and first nations self-determination, Supporting institutions to open up their collections, data, metadata, and research, Supporting GLAM professionals to incorporate use of Wikimedia in their work, through documentation, training, or Wikimedian in Residence programs, Partnering with institutions, professional associations, and allied organizations to raise awareness of open culture, ethical sharing, and related issues
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Gender and diversity

9.3. Select all your programs and activities for Gender and diversity.
Bringing in women and/or gender diverse participants and editors, Focusing on creating content about women and/or gender diverse groups, including biographies, intersectional topic areas and/or adding images, Focusing on creating content about marginalized (underrepresented) communities and their knowledge, Focusing on knowledge equity by bringing in contributors from underrepresented communities, Building organizer skills in women and diversity groups, Fomenting female leadership within the movement (either staff, members or boards), Sensitize and educate for gender perspective among Wikimedia projects stewards and editors
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Community support and engagement

9.4. Select all your programs and activities for Community support and engagement.
On-wiki training of community members, Off-wiki training of community members, Organizing meetups, conferences, and community events, Supporting community members' participation in events and conferences
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Participation in campaigns and contests

9.5. Select all campaigns that apply. (required)
Art+Feminism, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Women
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Public policy advocacy

9.6. Describe your Public policy advocacy work and actions in detail. (required)
a) Our work with Indigenous Advisors who are Metis visual artists, has led us to explore existing issues in Indigenous data sovereignty as well as constitutional rights that Metis people have under section 35 of the Canadian constitution.

Currently, Canada's Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) have protected rights.

This area is currently reflected in Wikidata here - https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q863284

At the Toronto North American Conference held November 2023, Victoria Stasiuk attended Frederic Julien's presentation on Indigenous Performing Artists.

There was a discussion of whether or not 'ethnic group' was an adequate way to reflect this policy area and whether or not another term should be used. On page 25 of Indigenous Artists and Wikidata: Explorations and Consultations Report, his project group states:


“Ethnic group” is not a term that most Indigenous artists would use to describe their identity or the Indigenous group of which they are a member.

Although a few participants could conceptually understand the meaning of this property, its label is incompatible with common modes of self-identification based on Nation, ancestry, traditional territory or affiliation with a home community such as a First Nation band. In spite of its imperfection, this property can serve critical structural needs such as querying and retrieving works by Indigenous artists or Indigenous-led organizations. Therefore, it may be used with caution and in consultation with Indigenous artists themselves until a better solution is found and implemented in Wikidata.


As a multilingual knowledge base of everything in the universe, Wikidata holds a lot of potential for storing and sharing information about Indigenous artists and their works. However, in order to realize this potential, changes will be needed to accommodate the nuances and complexities of Indigenous identities and practices in Wikidata. To this effect, this project identified several recommendations for the Wikidata community. These recommendations are summarized in the next section. In addition, the project revealed areas that require further research and consultation:

  • Indigenous artistic and cultural practices should be further explored and documented in Wikidata (and in other Wikimedia projects).
  • Relationships such as band or clan affiliation require further consultation to determine if and how they should be stated in Wikidata

Link to document - https://linkeddigitalfuture.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Wikidata_Indigenous_Artists_EN.pdf

B) The profile and discoverability of Female LGTQPlus visual artists - Ingrid Petri, Our October 2023 Guest Speaker spoke to the importance of informed consent for this group because of the challenges of different legislation globally based on her participation in a Wiki meeting held in August 2023. In Frederic Julien's work above, he provides a link to email templates to address informed consent for Indigenous Artists in Canada. Ingrid reported to the WikiWednesday Project Team on August 16 based on her attendance at - the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group Meeting - Wed 9 August. After hearing this report, we decided to address this issue in our October 2023 webinar with our webinar participants.

Through a recommendation made by Canada Council program staff, Victoria Stasiuk and one of the Series 2 Indigineous Advisors, Tracey-Mae Chambers, we met with Liz Barron of the Indigineous Curatorial Collective (January 8, 2024) and we became of aware of some of the academic work in the area of twin spirited female visual artists in Canada.

Depending on the project timeline and available resources provided by the Wikimedia Foundation General Support granting program and the Canada Council for the arts, the project team will assess whether or not these two policy areas will be addressed between now and December 2026.

10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
11. Describe your team. (required)

12. Will you be working with any internal (Wikimedia) or external partners? Describe the characteristics of these partnerships and bring a few examples of the most significant partnerships. (required)

Wikimedia Canada Chapter Wikimedia Toronto Club Art and Feminism British Columbia Museum Association Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) The National Gallery of Canada McMichael Canadian Art Collection

13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)
Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free Knowledge


Wikimedia Metrics[edit]

14. Please select and fill out Wikimedia Metrics for your proposal. (recommended)
14.1. Number of participants, editors, and organizers.

All metrics provided are optional, please fill them out if they are aligned with your programs and activities.

Participants, editors, and organizers
Metrics name Target Description
Number of all participants N/A N/A
Number of all editors N/A N/A
Number of new editors N/A
Number of retained editors N/A
Number of all organizers N/A N/A
Number of new organizers N/A
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

Other Metrics[edit]

15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
Other Metrics Description Target


16. Will you have any other revenue sources when implementing this proposal (e.g. other funding, membership contributions, donations)? (required)
16.1. List other revenue sources. (required)

We will be applying to the Canada Council for the Arts under their Cultivate Grant. The Grant Deadline is June 19 2024 and we will hear the results of this process by the end of October 2024. https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/strategic-funds/strategic-innovation-fund/innovation-grants/cultivate

The application form is not currently live for this project.

Here are the eligible activities listed for this grant area:

Projects must respond to one or more (maximum of 3) of the following key strategic areas:

Strengthening the resilience and sustainability of the arts sector, including new business and revenue models Advancing social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts Increasing the accessibility of arts and culture for people who are Deaf or have disabilities Decolonizing the arts sector Creating a greener arts sector Stimulating the digital transformation of the arts sector Improving the health, wellbeing, and financial security of artists and arts professionals Building networks and partnerships to strengthen the arts ecosystem and the role of arts in society Amplifying the benefit of the arts for thriving communities

16.2. Approximately how much revenue will you have from other sources in your local currency? (required)
17. Your local currency. (required)
18. What is the total requested amount in your local currency? (required)
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A
Year 2 N/A
Year 3 N/A
Requested amount in USD
1 USD [note 1]
Multi-year funding request summary in USD
Year Amount USD [note 1]
Year 1 N/A USD
Year 2 N/A USD
Year 3 N/A USD
  1. a b c The following amount in US dollars was calculated by Wikimedia Foundation staff using the fixed currency rates. This amount is approximate and may not reflect the actual currency exchange rates on the day of submission or distribution. If the application is funded, the funding will be sent in the recipient’s local currency.
19. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
19.1. How many paid staff members do you plan to have? (required)

Include the number of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include them separately and mention their terms.

19.2. How many FTEs (full-time equivalents) in total? (required)

Include the total FTE of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include their FTEs with the terms separately.

19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
20. Please provide an overview of your overall budget categories in your local currency. The budget breakdown should include only the amount requested with this General Support Fund (required).
Budget category Amount in local currency
Staff and contactor costs
Operational costs
Programmatic costs
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

Additional information[edit]

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