Grants:Project/Project/Rapid/Art+Feminism 2020 (ArmAg)/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2019-20 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

Despite COVID-19 and Artsakh war, we met our goal and had art and feminism workshops, edit-a-thons and meetups during the whole year. I would proudly say that the project had success in Armenia.

We planned to have 2 offline meetups, but because of unforseen difficulties our plan-action was changed, though we succeed to have both online and offline meetups with artists and feminists, learning classes, ediathons, museums workshops and museum tours. We organizeed a Wiki-dojo during one of our Zoom meetups and created an article about a woman artist. We also experienced same wiki-dojo in Wikidata which gave additional impetus to editors. For new editors I had individual online classes, such as with a volunteer from Tavoush Branch of Artists' Union.
ArtandFeminism 2020 Campain brought into Armeian Wikipedia articles on Women Biographies (atists, feminists), artists and feminist organizations, books, films, artworks. Art+Feminism // Armenia Facebook page was created where all the events and information was piled.

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  1. Art+Feminism 2020 page in Armenian Wikipedia
  2. An interview where I talked about Wikipedia, mentioning the importance of bringing women related artcles into Wikipedia, as well as ArtandFeminism Campaign
  3. Articles created or Edited
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Art and Feminism Armenia 2020


Category:ArtAndFeminism 2020/Armenia


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  • What worked well?

The long period of the campaign gave us the opportunity to work with different cultural organizations, with individual artists, with civil servants and with editors of different ages

  • What did not work so well?

Because of pandamic we could not involve many people for offline meetups and had to reject many registered editors.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Involve more wiki mentors, take more time for institutions which are far from capital city since there is so much to explain to newcomers, to explore in archives and physical catalogues.


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

  1. Transportation (fuel, local and inter-city) = 95.000 AMD
  2. Food, Refreshments and Snacks = 39.900 AMD (for 3 offline events)
  3. Unforeseen expenses - Internet router for 3 offline events, masks, alkogel, phone billing = 75.000 AMD
  4. Book gift cards + books on women biographies which were later presented to Khndzoresk Village School = 72.300 AMD
  5. Branding & Stationaries/ Supplies = 133.105 AMD

TOTAL – 415.305 AMD

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds? No

Anything else[edit]

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to have Art+Feminism event in Armenia. Though the unexpected difficulties finally we close the campaign with desired results. We cooperated with some cultural organizations, worked with individual artists, brought into Wikipedia new editors.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1 online and 2 offline events 5 online and 4 offline events
  • Onlne edit-a-thons
  1. The online campaign in Armenian Wikipedia run from March 16 till May 1, 2020.
  2. April 26, 2020 a Zoom edit-a-thon was held on Wikidata, Wikicommons and how to create Categories in Wikipedia.
  3. May 1, 2020, article creating meetup by Zoom for 6 wikieditors who created an article about Danish-Swedish painter of Jewish descent Esther Gehlin and had the opportunity to learn wiki tools from each other by sharing their screens and knowledge
  4. June 6, workshop for editors from Goris and Khndzoresk. All the participants of online editathon got supplies with Art̟Feminism and WIkipedia logos, and we donated soe books to Kndzoresk Villages School.
  5. June 16-24, workshops for editors from Tavoush Region, cooperation with Tavoush Branch of Artists Union, onine meeting with artist Armine Toumanian.
  1. From November 5 to November 20, 2020 two week long editathon (2 times offline meeting) was held for the women workers of the Ministry if High Tech during which there was a cooperation with Saryan museum.
  2. Noveber 21, 2020 edit-a-thon was held in Gyumri at the Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters. Editors creating Wikipedia articles about the artworks of the Museum, created items in Wikidata and uploaded some photos from artefacts of the Gallery.
  3. November 28, 2020 edit-a-thon was held in Vanadzor Fine Arts Museum, meetup with local artists (Arpine Hovhannisyan, Margo Manasyan, Papag Aloyan) from Vanadzor. Editors worked in Wikipedia and Wikidata.
30 participants for online and offilce events 24, 10, 7, 11, 12 participants for online, 9, 10, 10 participants offline events
14 new editors 17 new editors number is for the whole events
140 articles created or improved 880 articles edited (both during online and offline events)