Grants:Project/Rapid/WikipediaSpace 2.0

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After today's board decision to undercut the Foundation and victims of harassment, I can no longer ethically work on this project and will not be completing this grant. Gamaliel (talk) 11:43, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

WMDC/WikipediaSpace 2.0
To develop a new set of Wikipedia Space banners on six new themes.
targeten.Wikipedia, Wikidata, Commons, etc.
start dateAugust 1
start year2018
end year2020
budget (local currency)$1500.00
budget (USD)please add the amount you are requesting (USD)
grant typeOrganization
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• wikigamaliel(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia District of Columbia
website (if applicable)•


In 2015, the innovative Wikipedia Space project produced three sets of five large banners providing an accessible introduction to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects. Over the last four years these banners have been on permanent display in the Innovation Hub at the US National Archives and featured at every Wikimedia DC event, numerous Wikipedia events and conferences such as WikiConference North America, and numerous non-Wikipedia professional conferences like the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. They have been a regular feature of WMDC outreach and are regularly loaned out to other affiliates and organizations in the US for their outreach. One set is permanently with the American Chemical Society, one with Wikimedia DC for events, and on on semi-permanent loan in California for West Coast events.

Wikipedia Space exhibit, version 1, October 2015, displays for Wikipedia Space at the National Archives, by Andrew Lih, et al.

Overview of Wikipedia
Overview of editing in Wikipedia
Wikimedia Commons explained
Trust and reliability of Wikipedia
GLAM and collaboration with Wikipedia

Project Goal[edit]

Pull-up banners at the National Archives
Pull-up banners at the National Archives
Pull-up banners at at BBC100Women at BBC bureau in Washington

The goal of this project is to expand upon this previous work and develop a new set of Wikipedia Space banners on the following themes:

  1. Wiki Commons (photography and image uploads for new volunteers)
  2. Wikidata
  3. Wikipedia's mission (Knowledge Equity & Knowledge as a Service)
  4. Medicine (editing medical content)
  5. Libraries
  6. GLAM

As with the previous Wikipedia Space banners, these banners will help recruit potential new editors by providing visually engaging, easily accessible guides to adding and improving Wikimedia content in the context of ediathons and other events, academic conferences, meetings, and so forth. The banners will be designed in consultation with the designers of the original banners and partners at other US affiliates and the Wikimedia Foundation.

Project Plan[edit]


As with the previous set of banners, the new banners will be a regular part of WMDC events and outreach. They will be designed to focus on particular types of contributions or events; for example, the photography banner will be designed to accompany new photo walk events we are currently planning. We will also feature them at conferences and other larger events and they will be available for loan to other affiliates and organizations. As with the previous banners, the banner designs will be released on Commons and available for anyone to reproduce.


We already use surveys to measure the impact of our events so we will add questions to the survey to attempt to gauge the effectiveness of this project.


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).

Estimated cost for banners approximately $1500 US.


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