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Medhavigandhi/The Heritage Lab Art and Feminism 2017 Editathon
Art and Feminism 2017 Editathon
start dateApril 18
start year2017
end dateMay 19
end year2017
budget (local currency)90,000 INR
budget (USD)$1386.7
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• medhavigandhi(_AT_)

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 a series of Edit-a-thons over April and May at different Museums in India and all of them would be focusing on increasing / improving content on women artists and women roles in arts of India.

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 created the following pages for the community to know about the event. Additionally, student groups in colleges, Museum-led institutes would be helping us spread word. [ India Information Page ]. This is where we have a form too, where participants are encouraged to give their views on the artists not featured on Wikipedia.

Chandigarh Facebook Event Page :

We are partnering with 4 different museums, so their mailing lists put together with ours will be used for outreach. 
3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

We have one editor who will also help other facilitators learn how to edit a week before the event, so they should be able to assist other participants.

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

We would be hosting the event at a Museum in its Seminar Room / Library. Participants would be told to bring their own laptops. We will be supplying extra power cords for laptops. We are going to be providing 4 to 5 articles that need to be changed and create a list of Indian female artists in who are not on Wikipedia for us to work with. We will also provide a list of female artists who are on Wikipedia but need updated content. Museum librarians have agreed to assist us in collecting and organising a set of books / resources that can be used for reference. Links, Images and these books will be listed on the Event Page.

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

We would be sending out thank-you emails with links to the articles created. In each city we will establish a "Hangout", i.e a community to host future events such as these.

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

This is a very important event for us, especially because for the first time, Museums in India would be hosting Edit-a-Thons - also engaging the community with their collection in a meaningful way.


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

  1. Number of events 4
  2. Number of participants 70-80
  3. Number of new editors 25-35
  4. Number of of articles created or improved 45-50
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) 2-3


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 a team who will attend all events and city-coordinators to help with event planning and logistics. Museum Staff will help us compile resources and reference books.

All our partner-museums are providing the venue for free.

Note: the budget given below includes $247 which would be spent on the first Edit-a-thon on April 9. The breakdown for the first expenditure is as follows:

Food : $77 [ because we're unsure of the number of people, we are paying the museum cafe a fixed minimum amount ]

T-Shirts for 10 best editors $77

Volunteer Transport Reimbursement: $54

Misc. Printing, etc : $39

Total : $247

We request that this amount be reimbursed.

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


Food & Drinks = $77 x 4 events = $308

Wikipedia T-shirts for the best volunteers and editors = $7.7 x 40 = $308

Local Transport for Volunteers & Organizers = 16 people in 4 cities x $13.5 = $216

Transport to 3 cities for 1Facilitator = $354

Wifi-Dongle (to be used at all events) = $46

Misc Cheatsheets and Wikipedia Editing Kit, Forms, Name Tags, etc : $154

Total: $1386.7 USD


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