Wikimedia Community User Group Malta/Reports/2018 Annual Report
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This is the second annual report for Wikimedia Community User Group Malta. The report is designed to fulfill a requirements for officially affiliated Wikimedia user groups. It covers the period from 1 August 2017 until 31 July 2018.
Wikimedia Community User Group Malta revolves around the work of the Malta-registered non-profit voluntary organization Wikimedia Community Malta, which was originally registered with the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector in October 2015. The organization was officially recognized as an affiliated Wikimedia user group on 1 August 2016. A report for the first year of affiliation is available here.
A general action plan for 2018 was drafted in December 2017, based on an informal evaluation of work from a previous year.
Activities in 2017/18
Between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018:
- Wiki Loves Monuments in Malta 2017
- Wiki Love Art in Malta 2018
- 1 Wikipedia Editing Workshop in 2018
Grants for activities
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Malta: (rapid grant application + report)
- Art+Feminism 2018 edit-a-thon: (rapid grant application + report)
Press coverage for activities
WCM Activities received the following press coverage between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018
- World's largest photo competition returns to Malta - TimesofMalta.com 30 August 2017
- Wiki Loves Monuments - TimesofMalta.com 9 November 2017
- Local winners of the world’s largest photography competition announced - TimesofMalta.com 18 November 2017
- Art in the Arena of Activism - Times of Malta, Thursday 8 February 2018
- Art + Feminism at Blitz - Times of Malta, Friday 23 February 2018
- Wiki Loves Art in Malta 2018 - TV coverage by Kultura News
Collaborations with other organisations
We hold our close collaborators to heart as they make much of what we do possible. This is an alphabetical list of our official collaborators since 2016, indicating relevant activities in the 2017/18 period covered by this report:
- Bioversity International first requested a Wikipedia editing workshop and a general introduction to Wikimedia projects at their head quarters in Rome, Italy, through Wiki Media Community Malta in 2016. We delivered a second workshop for Bioversity in January 2018. Details here.
- Blitz is a Malta-registered nonprofit artists-run space in Valletta, which spearheaded Malta's first Art+Feminism edit-a-thon in February/March 2018.
- Electronic Music Malta (EMM) is a nonprofit organisation active in the field of Electronic Music in Malta. An informal collaboration with EMM aims to provide EMM members with training and awareness opportunities for Wikimedia projects. Their annual conference in May 2018 included a keynote speech on editing Wikipedia in the context of histories of electronic music, especially in Malta. Keynote video available here.
- Gabriel Caruana Foundation collaborated with WCM for Wiki Loves Art in Malta in 2017, with continued engagement towards planning for future activities.
- Heritage Malta the official agency handling cultural heritage in Malta hosted aspects of Wiki Loves Monuments in Malta 2018, including the press launch at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta.
- M3P Foundation is the Malta Media Memory Preservation organization, a Malta-registered non-profit VO which provides us with technical support and resources, as well as other general assistance through our shared goals.
- Spazju Kreattiv through a formal collaboration agreement with Fondazzjoni Kreattività, Malta's national centre for creativity, since April 2016.
Interactions with other Wikimedia affiliates
We recognize that interactions with other Wikimedia affiliates are essential for the healthy growth of our user group. This is a list of other Wikimedia affiliates with which we had meaningful interaction during the period covered by this report: