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JHorbaschk/WLM (Virtual) Photo Walk Worthing/UK 2020
Curate a social distance compliant (virtual) Wiki Monuments Photo Walk Worthing/UK 2020 to add (satelite) images to WikiLovesMonuments with prize initiativ (international and disability friendly). Find other Wiki enthusiasts in the process to look at continuation of future Wiki contributions with focus on photography, video and quotes.
targetWikimedia Commons, WikiLovesMonuments, Wikiquote,(Wikivoyage, Wikimania - post corona)
start date10 August
end date30 October
budget (local currency)UK£1100
budget (USD)US$972
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• j.horbaschk(_AT_)gmail.com

Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. Add or improve content - e.g. add to: WikiLovesMonument and improve: "WikiVoyager Worthing" site (wrong/outdated information)
  2. Recruit new editors (with excellent Wiki and local knowledge as well as high qual visual skills)
  3. Increase number of participants (could achieve this via a Zoom briefing and training session)

Project Plan[edit]

August/September 2020: Press release "Call for Contributors" for "Individual Photo Walks" with prize money initiative at BrightonPhotoFringe.org incl. advertising 2x Zoom briefing sessions + 1x prize giving session.

All October (Brighton Photo Fringe month, launch= 3rd Oct.): This year's topic: TAKE/MAKE = take a photo / take part / take action / make a mark / make a stand / make a difference https://photofringe.org/news/photo-fringe-2020-will-launch-on-3-october

  • Within first 2 weeks of month: 2x briefing on Zoom: 2x 2 hours (date/time TBC)"Individual Photo Walk": WikiLovesMonuments capturing Worthing monuments in photos.
  • Last 2 weeks of October: post production and selection of images

End of October: prize giving zoom event: highlighting "top 10 Wiki Worthing Photo Walk images" sharing on WikiCommons.

By November: Adding images WikiLovesMonuments and correcting entry for WikiVoyage Worthing page (as of 15/6/2020 outdated/ inaccurate).

Write report for RapidGrants team as needed.


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?

  • 2x virtual 'Zoom' briefing - for up to 100 people per session (7th+10th October TBC)
  • Individual Photo Walks throughout the first 2 weeks of the month as and when suited.
  • Post production e.g. image selection and uploads to Wiki during the last 2 weeks of October

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

WikiLovesMonuments - Capturing selected Worthing monuments considering light, shade, framing pattern and details. Encouraging participation of international and neuro diverse artists incl. BAME community/ photographers. Worthing has a rich history of welcoming refugees and not fully received visibility for this. BAME communities have struggled to be heard and seen. Gaining credit/ visibility as producer/photographer may add confidence and prospects. 'Neuro diverse' individuals may enjoy the 'going it alone' aspect of the proposed "individual" photo hunts and the technical aspects may come natural to these participants.

It may also be of interest to engage the older local population in the concept of capturing familiar monuments and the aspect of digitisation/ Wiki use/ understanding. Guidance will be given during zoom briefing.

Adding visual content to Wikimedia Monuments Project + Commons and contribute to open source knowledge/ making Worthing more internationally/ digitally accessible.

Importance of mending inaccurate content on WikiVoyage "Worthing" https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Worthing e.g. The last ever BirdMan event took place in 2015 - I took part and jumped 12m into the sea for charity! Worthing has a rich international history and architectural gems incl. Victorian Fishing cottages, Art Deco and Modernist.

3. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

During Photo Walk briefing to identify existing Wiki users/experts to take lead roles to add to the proposed projects e.g. WikiLovesMonuments, WikiMedia Commons, WikiVoyage

The workshop host will collate all work produced and upload any missed quality images by final date: 30/11/20

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

Local photographers targeted via Brighton Photo Fringe will ensure they already have equipment and passionand the potential to produce high quality content. Supported by experienced Photo Walks Leader J Horbaschk teaching visual and tech skills. She can help carry out final post-production and upload content. Sample work: https://www.flickr.com/photos/freshandwild/albums/72157622371200469

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

The key aspect of the project is to engage and benefit an underrepresented community such as BAME,(learning) disabled/ autistic adults, elderly and those who rely on visual and accessible content and may not know about the new/ chosen Wiki Projects and are eager to help produce and contribute.

Finally we would like to help raise the profile of Wiki projects, which (in our region) have been marked as 'low educational value'. We want to harness the potential of Wiki pages learning more, getting engaged and bringing Worthing closer to an international/ digital community.

Languages spoken in our team: fluent English and German with keen learning of Spanish, French and Mandarin

The value of Julia's expertise is estimated at a day rate of £800 so event presents good value for money.


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

  1. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: min. 20-30 photo uploads
  2. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 10-20 photos plus written content (If time/ situ allows I would like to encourage added experimentation with Wiki Quotes surrounding the BLM movement.)

Participants social media sharing and motivation increase. Also exposure for photographers/ producers who have not received recognition and are under represented in the community.

Exposure for Worthing town, which has received little coverage internationally despite having a rich international heritage.


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).

J Horbaschk experienced international producer/project manager in-kind education lead for the project. Having delivered over 15 years of Photo Walks to international community with regular digital reviews.

Examples: https://juliahorbaschk.com/Workshops and https://www.flickr.com/photos/freshandwild/albums/72157622371200469 and over 150 participants engaged: https://www.flickr.com/people/freshandwild/groups

In-kind time is beeing offered by mapping and media expert Mark Pawlak who can guide individuals to relevant monuments and also give technical advise (his time is valued at a day rate of £600).

Dissemination via national press release and listings by "Brighton Photo Fringe", "Worthing Wave" and "AtticaArts" Communities via social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the relevant Wiki logos in communications surrounding the project or as wanted.

Worthing Library for free Wifi/broadband access.

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

  • 2x Brighton Photo Fringe listings 2020 (£50)
  • 3 month hire of a MacBook (£200)
  • 3 months Adobe Cloud Software hire (£150)
  • £300 Prize money (3 x £100)

Total: UK£700 = $868


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

From Julia's public LinkedIn profile:

"I have always found Julia to be very friendly with a positive 'can do' approach that will always provide a great working experience for ALL." Michael W Bell, Cinematic Music Composer, London

"Julia and I worked together on the project - the Morley Renaisance - in which Julia handled the photographic elements. She did a great job and produced excellent work." Paul Essery, Education Consultant, London (International)

"With experience gained from working around the world, she brings sensitive documentary skills, a true empathy with her subject and a passion for photography that adds huge value" Mark Pawlak, Poet, Media and Mapping expert, International

"always very enthusiastic & organized with creative ideas" Sheila Vollmer, Programme Manager Sculpture & Artists, Morley College, London