Grants:Project/Rapid/MassArt/Boston MassArt Art and Feminism 2020

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GabrielleReed/MassArt Art+feminismEdit-a-thon2019
Recruit new editors, particularly female and or non-binary students, academics from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and local community members. We also strive to increase skills for existing editors. Add or improve content on female and or non-binary identifying artists. Hold one training workshop, intro to resources, and begin editing on targeted candidates whose entries need more robust content.
start dateMarch 6
end dateMarch 7 31
budget (local currency)$500
budget (USD)$500.
grant typeorganization
organization (if applicable)• Massachusetts College of Art & Design Library
website (if applicable)

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

Project Goal[edit]

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. 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 plan on doing our annual Art + Feminism edit-athon on March 6, 2020, from 10am - 4pm.

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.

Yes, we will have User:AmandaRR123 from Northeastern University and the support of various regional editors.

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

Yes, they will have access to a college library computer lab , power, wifi, and various high quality art based databases ex. art and arch source, oxford art online, and the MassArt archive. There will also be food and beverage provided.

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

We routinely do follow up after every edit-a-thon . Whether it is shepherding an article through publication or continued research on a specific entry. Our Wikipedian has been incredible helpful post edit-a-thon and has freely offered her assistance. We will also do a post edit-a-thon survey. We also have the Art + Feminism slack channel that provides robust support.

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

This will be our 6th Art + Feminism campaign we have organized and helped facilitate. It makes our duties as a teaching librarians so much more robust when showing research projects to our art and design based students.We also working on bringing in a Wikipedia based assignment through wiki edu to our library pedagogy. We love Art + Feminism because the content of many articles can often times now be better than Oxford Art Online.


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 10-20
  3. Number of new editors 5-8
  4. Number of of articles created or improved 40 -50
  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).

Art + has robust training and support. We also have 3 librarians, an archivist, a student worker, and a Wikipedian. All of these people donated their time and effort for this project. The archivist will guide participant through archival holdings, digital and physical, the librarians will train on local resources digital and in print. They will also help facilitate Wikipedia training. We have the support of the college in the use of facilities.

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

  • Food and Drink - $200
  • Child care - $20 x 6 hrs = 120
  • Miscellaneous -Button making, name tags,printing cheat sheets $180
$500 total


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Strong support Strong support on behalf of Art+Feminism --Siankevans (talk) 22:33, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support Gkuriger (talk) 14:19, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support Mass Art has done an excellent job several years running, and I support this plan to build on that effort. --Theredproject (talk) 16:02, 17 January 2020 (UTC)