Grants:Project/Rapid/Sara Bodinson/MoMA Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon 2020

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"The Museum of Modern Art/Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon 2020"
Art+Feminism is a non-profit organization that directly addresses the inequality of gender, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. Through building a global community and hosting edit-a-thons around the world, they work to close the gaps in content and with editors. MoMA has partnered with Art + Feminism for the past 7 years to host the international kickoff edit-a-thon for Art+Feminism, which includes a full day training sessions for new editors, communal editing, gallery sessions, artmaking workshops and a live-streamed panel discussion, this year around the theme of Art+Activism. Link to past edit-a-thons hosted at MoMA:

Typically around 200 people attend this event, which is the largest Art+Feminism edit-a-thon internationally. Typically 100 people attend the public panel and because we livestream it, typically around 3000 people view that video on YouTube. We also offer related gallery sessions in MoMA's galleries and more than 100 people attend those including members of the general public. This year we plan to have programming in the creativity lab which is just above MoMA's main lobby, and anticipate reaching upwards of 500 people with messaging about Art+Feminism in that space, which may draw more people to the event in the Education Building.

The event is on March 14, 2020 so we would likely spend the funds between March 1 and 30 when we are ordering food and paying invoices.
start dateMarch 1
end dateMarch 30
budget (local currency)$2000 USD
budget (USD)$2000 USD
grant typeOrganization
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• sara_bodinson(_AT_)•
organization (if applicable)• The Museum of Modern Art

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
  4. Close the gender gap in content and editors

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 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:

  1. Number of participants 200
  2. Number of new editors 100
  3. Number of of articles created or improved 100
  4. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) 100
  5. We survey participants about all aspects of their experience
  6. 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)


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Support Support This is a great proposal and love to see accessibility! Endorsed on behalf of Art+Feminism. --Kiraface (talk) 01:16, 15 January 2020 (UTC)