Grants:Project/Rapid/University at Albany ArtandFeminism 2018

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University at Albany/ArtandFeminism Wikipedia Editathon 2018
The University Libraries is hosting an editathon to increase Wikipdeia editing by women and information on women artists.
targetEnglish language version. Women artists.
start dateMarch 2
start year2018
end dateMarch 2
end year2018
budget (local currency)$120
budget (USD)$120
grant typeorganization
non-profit statusyes
contact(s)• tjacobson(_AT_)• klobrien(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• University at Albany Libraries
website (if applicable)

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?

We are hosting one editathon, which will include a training based on Art+Feminism's training material.

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 are doing targeted outreach to the Art Department, Women and Gender Studies Department, and Public History Program, as well as promoting the event through the University Libraries' social media events. It is being announced in Information Literacy courses, and the organizer will be speaking at a meeting of the Feminist Art Group on campus. It will also be listed on a campus event calendar. Our event is listed the Wikipedia Outreach Dashboard at,_SUNY--University_Library/University_at_Albany_ArtAndFeminism_2018_(March_2_2018) and Art + Feminism

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

We have two Wikimedia editors, one who is newer but actively learning, and one who has worked with his students in information literacy courses to enhance content from the Women in Red project.

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

We expect mostly new content editors. We will be offering training and guidance. We will have two rooms available for our event in the University Library, one of which is a computer lab with 23 computers for those who do not have laptops, as well as wifi. The second room has wifi. We have reached out to the campus Art Museum and they provided the names of women artists who have had significant exhibits on campus, as well as links to the show catalogues or brochures. These have been collected in an online guide available to participants. In addition, we will provide reference materials on women artists for those attending.

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

We are asking those who plan to attend to RSVP, which will provide us with their email addresses. We will contact them after the event to see if they need further assistance or would be interested in gathering to continue this work.

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

The director of the Art Museum and the event organizer will be interviewed about the event and the importance of adding content on women artists for a campus podcast once it has taken place. We will share this with event participants.


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: 20
  3. Number of new editors: 12
  4. Number of of articles created or improved: 15
  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).

The Library is providing the venue for free. Five members of the Information Literacy Department will be available to assist in researching, writing, and English editing, with two of those also assisting with Wikimedia editing. One member of the department with event planning experience (the grant applicant) is overseeing organization of the event, and members of a Marketing Committee are mounting social media and targeted outreach campaigns. The Library is also funding the printing of professionally-designed flyers to promote the event.

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

  • Food and drink (at $6 per person) = $120
Total = $120


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