Grants:Project/Rapid/Art+Feminism 2022 Trinity College

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2022/Trinity College/Art+Feminism/editathon
We are proposing an art+feminism event in person on campus in collaboration with a student group called Nest Artists. This group of undergraduate student artists will work with us to design and co-create an edit-a-thon that teaches members about the motivations behind art+feminism, how to edit Wikipedia, and then offer time to edit and address the erasure of female and non-binary artists. We will offer club members prizes to compete in an art contest on the theme of erasure, and those artworks will be put on display in the library to continue an institution-wide conversation about the politics of knowledge production.
start dateApril 18
end dateOctober 31
budget (local currency)$1255
budget (USD)$1255
grant typeOrganization
non-profit statusyes
contact(s)• Mary.Mahoney(_AT_)• jethomes2
organization (if applicable)• Trinity College

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Project Goal[edit]

1.Recruit new editors. We are interested in recruiting members of Nest Artists, a student club on campus for undergraduate artists who want to make art accessible. The club is particularly inclusive of students of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ communities on campus.

2. Create Community around Co-Creation. We are co-creating this event with a student club to be reflective of their interests (making art accessible) and to offer new sources of inspiration (an art contest inspired by the ideas of art+feminism). By inviting them into our space to edit and create, we are working towards broader institutional goals of creating a co-creative and supportive community that is welcoming for all students. Our hope is to put the artworks inspired by the event and submitted to the contest on display in our space to emphasize the community we want to nurture and create with students. Part of the goal of the club is to make space for students who can't afford to take art courses due to equipment fees. We are requesting funding to buy art supplies to fund the contest and support the mission of our event partner to make this work accessible.

3. Create Advocates for Open Learning. We hope that by educating students in our partner club about wikipedia editing we can empower them to become advocates for the incorporation of wikipedia editing assignments into course work as part of a larger commitment to open learning and greater student awareness of the politics of knowledge production.

4. Contribute to public awareness of art and artists in our community on Wikipedia. We created a guide for editors to use in surfacing topics and artists in our community deserving of coverage on wikipedia which we plan to update and use this year:

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

We will be doing a single edit-a-thon.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

We will be collaborating with a student organization called Nest Artists that offers an inclusive community for undergraduate artists. We will host an edit a thon for the club and then have an art contest for pieces inspired by the event on the theme of erasure. These pieces will be shared in our space and help educate our broader campus community about these issues.

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

We will be collaborating with a club and are working with the club’s president and board to co-create this event. They have direct communication with members and will help us ensure a high participation rate.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.
For example: User:I JethroBT

Our team includes four experienced editors, two of whom will lead the event. (Editors include jethomes2, Partontheedit,  Angeleawolf, and chappell). Our planning group also includes three staff members who don’t edit but offer excellent organization and support.

5. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

We created a website to help volunteers surface research, privileging open access resources and making tutorials and trainings on editing Wikipedia freely available. We will also be available to answer questions in person. We will host the edit a thon in a computer lab in our building.

6. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

We will use the sign-up list to invite club members to join us for further Wikipedia editing events throughout the year.

7. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

Our event will be in person. Here is our Risk Assessment:

8. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 1
  2. Number of participants: 25
  3. Number of new editors:20
  4. Number of of articles created or improved:35
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events):10


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

 We have 4 experienced Wikipedians who will attend all the events, and one event planner. Library staff will help us with resources and are providing the venue for free.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  • Prizes for art contest (gift cards) participants that will support local black-owned bookstore: 3 x $100 = $300
  • Art supplies club members to create work for contest (supplies will be kept in our art supply library to be used by students in our space) ($500)
  • T-Shirts/Mugs for club members = $13 x 35 = $455

Total: $1255


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