Want to help improve the representation of women artists and practitioners on Wikipedia? Join our Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, 7 March—the day before International Women’s Day—at Asia Art Archive (AAA), or from home by joining in online.
AAA and M+ present Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2020. With the assistance of Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong, the event brings together participants to discuss, create, share, and improve Wikipedia articles about women artists and makers in and from Asia. Women are consistently underrepresented in the art world, including in Hong Kong. We aim to address this discrepancy.
This is the fifth Wikipedia Edit-a-thon co-presented by AAA and M+. Over the past two years, over 120 participants have added or improved ninety-nine Wikipedia articles on women artists and exhibition histories. Join us this year to help us cross the 100-mark!
Aligned with Art+Feminism—“a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, non-binary folks, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia”—this edit-a-thon is part of an ongoing effort to contribute to discussions about the representation of art and visual culture in Asia on open-source knowledge platforms. Books and research materials—as well as coffee, tea, and refreshments—will be provided.
Click here for all of the articles that were added, edited, or translated by our participants in previous edit-a-thons in 2018 and 2019, focused on women in art and exhibition histories in and about Asia.
The event is free and open to the public with registration.
Here are a few easy steps to help you prepare for the edit-a-thon:
- Create a Wikipedia account.
- Enroll as an editor on the event dashboard. (Passcode: womeninart)
- Bring a laptop, as well as ideas for creating or improving articles on Wikipedia. We will provide books, articles, and other reference materials on the day, but please feel free to do your own research beforehand.
- Please click here for our editing tutorial on Wikipedia, here for Art+Feminism’s short instructional videos and PowerPoint presentations on how to start contributing to Wikipedia, here for “Editing Wikipedia: A guide to improving content on the online encyclopedia,” here for “Illustrating Wikipedia: A guide to contributing content to Wikimedia Commons,” and here to read about the gender bias on Wikipedia.
On the day of the edit-a-thon:
The AAA and M+ teams will lead a thirty-minute tutorial at the beginning of the session. The Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong will be there to assist us with technical questions.
Please bring your laptop, a power cord, and, if you want to prepare beforehand, reference materials.
Snacks and beverages (including coffee and tea) will be provided during the event.
Special thanks to Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong, Art+Feminism, Wikimedia Taiwan, WikiWomen Taiwan, and Art+Feminism Ambassadors in Asia for their support and advice.