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sarahmirk/ArtandFeminism EditaThon Portland 2022
We are organizing an online and in-person edit-a-thon aimed at training new editors to improve articles, specifically focused on pages about women, nonbinary people, and trans people working in the arts. This is part of the Art and Feminism movement to end Wikipedia's gender gap. This event will be hosted by a bilingual community center called Alder Commons in Portland, Oregon. We expect to have 25 people attend in person, with more attending the online training, as well.
start dateMarch 12
end dateMarch 13 31
budget (local currency)$500
budget (USD)$500
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• mirk.sarah(_AT_)gmail.com

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. 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?

This is a one-day editathon. Experienced editors will lead a virtual training open to anyone at 11am. From noon to 4pm, we will host an in-person editathon at Alder Commons.

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

I am making an event for this editathon on the Artandfeminism calendar. I will also be posting it on my social media (@sarahmirk on Twitter and Instagram) and making a shareable graphic for participants to post on their own platforms leading up to the event. It will also be in the calendar and newsletter for Alder Commons. A teacher at Pacific Northwest College of the Arts is inviting their students and I am inviting art students in the Art and Social Practice Program at Portland State University.

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

We will be communicating through Alder Commons' email list, Sarah Mirk's social media, and the Artandfeminism event page.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.
For example: User:I JethroBT

[[User:Sarahmirk]] User:Ibsenibsen
5. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

We will begin the in-person event with a training and have editors on-hand to troubleshoot throughout the entire event. We will also be using videos created by ArtandFeminism to explain some of the basic tenets of editing. We will be providing several laptops people can use if they do not have their own to work on.

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

We will email everyone who participated in-person and online a list of the articles participants worked on and invite them to keep editing. They will also be added to Alder Commons' newsletter for upcoming events, which could include future editathons.

7. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:


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

We will likely have other editors on hand to help out, but they are not yet confirmed.


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: 25
  3. Number of new editors: 25
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 10
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)


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).

This event is being organized by adjunct professors at two universities, Portland State University and Pacific Northwest College of the Arts, so we have access to the students of those institutions. Alder Commons, which is hosting the editathon, has everything a facility needs, including water fountains, gender-neutral bathrooms, fast WIFI, a fenced playground in the backyard where kids can run around, and an ADA-accessible room that is large enough to accommodate 25 people with social distancing. Alder Commons is also making hand-sanitizer and free masks available.

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

• $250 rental fee to Alder Commons • $250 gift cards for participants to buy lunch at Loncheria Las Mayas, a Mexican food cart in Alder Commons' parking lot


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support Support Happy to support Sarahmirk, who has organized several events in Portland before. I've attended and have seen how the community benefits from this series of editathons. -Another Believer (talk) 16:57, 15 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Strong support Strong support On behalf of Art+Feminism, we endorse this project. --Kiraface (talk) 17:40, 1 March 2022 (UTC)