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Interference Archive Art + Feminism edit-a-thon
Our third annual Art + Feminism edit-a-thon at Interference Archive, using our vast archival collection of social movement ephemera to increase the amount of information in wikipedia about women activists and feminist movements. We will be editing English Wikipedia.
targetArt + Feminism ; social movements
start dateMarch 18, 2018
end dateMarch 18, 2018
budget (local currency)$300
budget (USD)$300
grant typeOrganization
grantee• [[User:info(_AT_)interferencearchive.org|info(_AT_)interferencearchive.org]]
contact(s)• info(_AT_)interferencearchive.org
organization (if applicable)• This application is put together by Nora and Jen, two core organizers at Interference Archive
website (if applicable)http://interferencearchive.org/

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Project Goal


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

  1. Recruit new editors -- Building on our belief at Interference Archive that history belongs to everyone and should be held in common, we are excited to share skills with our community for achieving this mission by editing wikipedia
  2. Add or improve content -- Our well-established archives collection of cultural production from social movements around the world is an incredible source for editing wikipedia. Based on the success of past edit-a-thons, we're excited to continue developing coverage of women in wikipedia using the resources we have access to.

Project Plan




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 editathon, which will include a training based on Art+Feminism's training materials as well as an introduction to our archives collection at Interference Archive.

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.

The editathon is registered on the Wikipedia Outreach Dashboard: https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Interference_Archive/Interference_Archive_Edit-a-thon_2018 and Art+Feminism.
We will publicize the event to our community on our website (http://interferencearchive.org/2018-artfeminism-wikipedia-edit-a-thon/), using our mailing list of approximately 3,800 subscribers, as well as through social media (we have 7,400 facebook followers, 3,300 twitter followers, and 4,600 instagram followers). In addition, our past events have been promoted through local media such as Brokelyn and Hyperallergic.

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

In the past we have had at least three experienced Wikipedians present at our edit-a-thons; we are working with our local community to confirm who is available for this one.

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 excellent wifi and sufficient desks and chairs. In the past, we have had no difficulty with asking participants to bring laptops and cords; we also have a few laptops on hand to share with participants who cannot bring their own.

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

We will thank participants on their Talk pages after the event and invite them to continue editing.

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

Our past edit-a-thons have been covered in the New Yorker and other local press. As an all-volunteer organization, Interference Archive relies on grants like these to cover programming costs; we have no operational fund to direct towards costs like this.
While this edit-a-thon is organized by the same Interference Archive volunteers who are collaborating with the Museum of the City of New York for an Art + Feminism edit-a-thon (Grants:Project/Rapid/Museum of the City of New York Art + Feminism edit-a-thon), separate grant requests have been submitted because funding for this event would go to Interference Archive, and funding for the other event would go to Museum of the City of New York.



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: 40
  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).

The venue, technology, and WI-FI are provided free of charge. Two of us as volunteers at Interference Archive will be running this Art + Feminism edit-a-thon for the third consecutive year, and we feel equipped to give fairly comprehensive guidance to editors. However, we are also reaching out to our network of Wikipedians to confirm that at least two of them will be available (we understand the huge number of edit-a-thons in New York City this time of year and want to encourage Wikipedians to attend first-time edit-a-thons, so we're still working with them on their availability).

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

  1. Food and drink (at $5 person)= $200
  2. Childcare = 4 hrs x $20 x 1 caregiver = $80
  3. Supplies (name tags, printing) = $20 Total = $300 USD



Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Nora and Jen have been holding great events, and I strongly support this grant on behalf of A+F Theredproject (talk) 17:55, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Being familiar with Art+Feminism, the Interference Archive, and the organizers, I'm happy to endorse this modest grant for a great event. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 01:59, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • This organization does amazing events, and this would be a extremely valuable edition of Art+Feminism! Srkrm (talk) 20:07, 23 February 2018 (UTC)