Grants:Project/Rapid/BACKLIT Gallery / Art + Feminism Edit-A-Thon

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BACKLIT Gallery/Art + Feminism Edit-A-Thon
To deliver a workshop as part of the Art + Feminism campaign 2019. Participants will learn tools that will enable them to build a strong, reactive online movement.
targetWikipedia English
start dateMAY 15th
end dateMAY 29th
budget (local currency)£390.00 GBP
budget (USD)$505.93 USD
grant typeOrganization
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• gina.mollett(_AT_)• matthew.chesney(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• BACKLIT Gallery

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Add or improve content

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 are hosting one Edit-A-Thon as part of the Public Programme for our latest exhibition Familiar Machines.

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 have promoted the Edit-A-Thon event in our printed exhibition guide and via our website, online & social media.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Yes, Stuart Prior will lead the event.

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

Participants will be asked to bring laptops and devices along to the workshop to use for the Edit-A-Thon. We will have a number of laptops and iPads available for participants to use if needed. The workshop will be tailored towards participants with no or little experience in editing Wikipedia. There will be a selection of books and hard copy resources for participants to use for generating content. They will also have access to our latest exhibition Familiar Machines. The Learning & Community Coordinator will be on hand to support the delivery of the workshop.

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

The participants will be given the opportunity to host their own Wikipedia socials (in the form of coffee mornings) as part of our future public programme. They will use the themes of our our exhibitions (e.g. arts and mental health) to discuss topics, edit articles and form a Wikipedia Collective.

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

The workshop is part of the public programme for our latest exhibition Familiar Machines. Familiar Machines brings together works which explore the movement of body and machine through public and online space. The exhibition presents mechanisms of power and feminine governance that question patriarchal systems and reinforce ideas around social disobedience.


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: 30
  3. Number of new editors: 25
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 25
  5. 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).

Stuart Prior will be leading the training for the workshop. He is supporting this in-kind.

Gina Mollett (Learning & Community Coordinator at Backlit Gallery) will support the deliver of the workshop by facilitating conversations and helping to generate content. We have access to laptops, iPads, and a wifi connection. We also have access to a workshop space within our venue. What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

Prize for the best contributor: £40 (Women & technology book, Backlit tote bag and edible goods).
Food & refreshments £100
Resources (books, hard copy resources) £150
Travel expenses for participants £100

Total £390


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Will be a good quality event and will provide a valuable case study John Cummings (talk) 14:24, 17 May 2019 (UTC)