Grants:Project/Rapid/Sara Bodinson/MoMA Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon 2020
Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.
Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.
- Recruit new editors
- Increase skills for existing editors
- Add or improve content
- Close the gender gap in content and editors
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 day long edit-a-thon that includes 4 trainings throughout the day as well as other programming. We will livestream the public program so it will be available in perpetuity.
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. Press release via Art+Feminism, social media on MoMA's main channels and MoMA Learning channels, direct outreach to local colleges and universities as well as online learners on Coursera, livestream public program, etc. Number of participants: 200 Number of new editors: 100 Number of of articles created or improved: 100 Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events: 100
3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Yes, Art+Feminism team, volunteers and volunteers from Wikimedia NYC who we have worked with in the past to lead trainings and assist new editors.
Pharos Megs DGG Rhododendrites Jeremyb Mozucat Jim.henderson 4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them? Yes, we tell people to bring laptops, but we offer loaner laptops for check out on site free of charge. We have library research resources that are available. We offer 4 training sessions for beginners throughout the day and may offer one in ASL and one in Spanish. This year we also hope to lead a group editing session of one article led by a skilled Wikipedian and a curator at MoMA aimed at beginning editors.
5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)? We follow up with a qualitative survey and Art + Feminism follows up with statistics (via social and email newsletter) about events around the world. We also livestream the public program and share that widely so other edit-a-thon participants around the world can benefit from it.
6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
MoMA is proud to have hosted this international event several years in a row and is always refining the event each year to help maximize impact. This year we will have programming in the newly expanded MoMA's Creativity Lab, so we can promote the edit-a-thon to the general public throughout the day.
How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:
- Number of participants 200
- Number of new editors 100
- Number of of articles created or improved 100
- Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) 100
- We survey participants about all aspects of their experience
- Art + Feminism dashboard captures articles created or improved
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). Staff: A team in MoMA's departments of education, library and archives plans and runs the event each year (staff costs covered). Our Digital Media team will film the event and livestream it. We have funds to cover the cost of honoraria for the public panel discussion, gallery sessions and breakout groups as well as staffing for the event and a photographer.
What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount. We are seeking funds to make the event accessible to all:
- Childcare ($450)
- Coffee, tea and snacks ($900)
- Food and drink for end of day reception ($400)
- Utensils, cups, plates for lunch, snacks, recepetion ($250)
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