Grants:Project/Rapid/Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thon Pacific Northwest College of Art
Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.
- Recruit new editors
- Increase skills for existing editors
- Add or improve content
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 are doing one editathon on March 10, 2018, 11am-4pm PST at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR.
2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.
- We will send a press release to local newspapers and sites, send emails to our internal community, and use social media (including our institutional Facebook pages and Instagram accounts) to reach out to past editathon participants, area Wikipedian groups, and any other interested parties. Additionally, a local arts organization and past editathon site, PICA, has agreed to help promote the event to their audiences. The editathon is also being promoted through the Art+Feminism campaign, and is listed on their site: http://www.artandfeminism.org/find-an-event/
- Here is our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/155014155294055/
3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?
- Yes, we have partnered for several editathons with Senior Wikipedia Editor AnotherBeliever (Jason Moore), who will be helping to facilitate this event as well.
4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?
- We have a dedicated community of Wikipedia editors who have participated in past events, and we are also hoping to train and inspire new Wikipedia editors with this event. Participants are asked to bring their own laptops but if they are unable, there are up to 9 laptops and several library computer stations available for use. Our institution has an IT team who can troubleshoot any connectivity concerns, and our library and digital institutional repository are both rich sources of information and material on art and artists. The space we will use for this event is ADA-accessible and centrally located in Portland, OR.
5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?
- Last year we created a "Feminist Wikipedians PDX" Facebook group to keep people who demonstrated interest in ongoing involvement in the loop. This year, people will also be encouraged to join the group and connect with each other for future collaboration and events. https://www.facebook.com/groups/290783908000198/
6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
- We hope to bring in speakers, including artists and theorists, in an effort to enhance the experience of attendees and demonstrate the importance of improving representation of women and femme-identified people on Wikipedia. One such speaker is Tabitha Nikolai, a contemporary artist who works in VR and AR to investigate issues of gender identity: http://www.tabithanikolai.com/
- We are also in the process of working out a collaboration with a Feminist Theory class taking place this semester as part of our Critical Studies program. The Chair of this program and instructor for this class, Dr. Shawna Lipton, is a literary scholar who has worked extensively with gender identity and sexuality. http://www.shawnalipton.com/
How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:
- Number of events: 1
- Number of participants: 30
- Number of new editors: 20
- Number of of articles created or improved: 20
- Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): n/a
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).
- Linden How, Reference & Instruction Librarian at Pacific Northwest College of Art is organizing this event. Linden How has secured in-kind space, equipment, and promotion at PNCA. All supplies will be sourced from existing library and institutional supplies. Due to a very limited institutional budget, there are no funds from PNCA available to help with the costs of this event.
What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.
- -Food and refreshments (30 participants @ $3.33 each): $100.00
- -On-site, free, professional childcare for participants (2 providers @ $20/hr for 5 hours): $200.00
- -Honorarium for Tabitha Nikolai, Speaker: $100.00
- -Honorarium for Angela Saenz & Laura Medina: $100.00
- TOTAL: $500.00
Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!
- Support I've helped out at nearly a dozen A+F events in Portland now, and I supported this event long before any honorarium was involved. I'll be there whether or not I receive any monetary thanks for my time and technical assistance. Much thanks to Linden for her continued support and willingness to host and organize. -Another Believer (talk) 00:17, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
- Strong Support on behalf of A+F. The PDX crew has been organizing successful events since the first year. Theredproject (talk) 01:41, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
- Support btw, hit up wikimedia DC for refreshments, their grant making is faster (if smaller) https://wikimediadc.org/wiki/Grants Slowking4 (talk) 00:49, 12 March 2018 (UTC)