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Wikimania 2022/Scholarships/Wikimedia Sverige

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Wikimedia Sverige
We are applying for funding for two kinds of events, as well as technical equipment for hybrid events as well as prerecorded and live streamed program contributions to the official Wikimania program.
start dateJuly 8
start year2022
end dateAug 30
end year2022
budget (local currency)49 000 SEK
budget (USD)$5000
typeAn organization
contact(s)• john.andersson(_AT_)wikimedia.se• josefine.hellroth.larsson(_AT_)wikimedia.se
Wikimedia Affiliate• Wikimedia Sverige
website (if applicable)WMSE wiki

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Plan[edit]


What Wikimedia movement affiliate do you represent?

  • Wikimedia Sverige

How will the funding requested support your community’s participation at Wikimania?
Please review following eligible activities and expenses below, and write below any that will be included in your activities.

  • Video production support for pre-recorded Wikimania sessions (such as equipment or space)
  • In-person meetups that coincide with Wikimania activities (food, beverage, meeting space)
  • Printed artwork, conference swag/merchandise for event participants

We are planning two different focuses to support our community during Wikimania 2022. They are:

  • Events for following and discussing what is happening during Wikimania (ca 50 participants in person, plus digital viewers)

Participants look at the presentations from the conference, after which we will hold workshops to discuss what they have seen and investigate how we can use their newly gained knowledge in the organisation.

This will also be an opportunity for staff and volunteers to meet each other and share similar and different opinions and perspectives.

For this, we will need funding for travels, food, venue and accommodation.

These sessions will be held as hybrids, and because of that, we will need video as well as audio equipment.

  • Holding a public event with highlights from the conference. We will invite representatives from partner organisations as well as members and individuals to listen to our highlights from the Wikimania sessions.

For this, we will need funding for food and venue.

This will be a hybrid event.

We are also applying for swag to distribute to the participants of these events. We expect to share profile material to participants during Wikimania, building their identity as Wikimedians.

  • Participating in the official program of Wikimania (~50 participants for each of the 4-6 agenda points we directly contribute to).

In order to participate with high quality recordings and live sessions, as well as functioning hybrid sessions, we will invest in two quality video cameras as well as a video and an audio mixer.

Our previous attempts at holding hybrid events show that our current equipment is not enough for giving good experiences to participants both online and onsite at the same time. Pre-recorded sessions would also benefit from being filmed with a better camera than we have at our disposal currently.

We expect to hold 4-6 sessions, reaching at least 50 people per session, and several more as we share the films online afterwards.


Please provide a range or estimate for the number of participants the funding will support.
It is OK if this is estimate is based on limited information, but we want to have an idea of how your activities will support community participation in Wikimania.

Wikimania 2022 will allow for the Wikimedia Sverige community to come together and deepen our understanding of all the wonderful work happening in the international Wikimedia movement. We will engage new and current community members that will learn new skills, share their insights and connect and network.

Our expectation is that the events planned will engage up to 50 new and old community members in person. Even more participants will access the content virtually.

Through the agenda items we expect to contribute with to the Wikimania 2022 program we will share insights from our work and engage more people in the international initiatives we run.


How you will use the funds you are requesting? Please use the following categories for your expenses. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Video production support
  • Wikimania meetups and watch parties during the days of the event
  • Printed artwork, conference swag/merchandise for event participants
  • Video production support $2500
  • Wikimania meetups and watch parties during the days of the event $2300
  • Printed artwork, conference swag/merchandise for event participants $200

TOTAL: $5,000 (any further expenses will be covered with other funding)

Completing your application[edit]

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact wikimana(_AT_)wikimedia.org to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.