Update on 12 March: We would like to inform you that Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2021 will now be held online only via Zoom. Yesterday a close contact of an AAA colleague tested positive for COVID-19. While the colleague has tested negative, out of an abundance of caution and to minimise any possible risk, all planned programmes will be moved online.

Help us improve the representation of women and non-binary artists on Wikipedia by joining our Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, 13 March—the weekend after International Women’s Day—onsite at Asia Art Archive (AAA) or online from home. 

Part of an ongoing collaboration between AAA and M+, Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2021 gathers participants to discuss, create, share, and improve Wikipedia articles about women and non-binary artists in and around Asia. Organised with the assistance of Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong, this event is part of Art+Feminism, an international community that strives to close the information gap about gender, feminism, and the arts on the internet. 

This is the seventh Wikipedia Edit-a-thon co-presented by AAA and M+. In the last three years, over 150 participants have added or improved over 130 Wikipedia articles on artists and exhibitions in Asia. Click here to browse all of the articles that were added, edited, or translated by our participants in previous edit-a-thons from 2018 to 2020. 

You can participate online through Zoom or in-person at Asia Art Archive's A Space. Participants joining in-person will have access to a wide range of materials—books, magazines, and archival material—available at AAA Library, which will assist content creation when online resources are scarce.  

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the physical workshop cannot accept walk-in participants. Participants joining onsite will be required to follow hygienic and social distancing precautions, including maintaining a distance of 1.5 meters between desks, mandatory temperature check, hand washing, and wearing a face mask throughout the event. The event is free, and registration is required  

Image: Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2020, A Space, Asia Art Archive, 7 March 2020. Photo: Winnie Yeung@iMAGE28. Courtesy of M+.
Image: Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2020, A Space, Asia Art Archive, 7 March 2020. Photo: Winnie Yeung@iMAGE28. Courtesy of M+.

Before the Edit-a-thon 

  1. Create a Wikipedia account.
  2. Enroll as an editor on the event dashboard. (Passcode: artplusfeminism)
  3. Prepare ideas for creating or improving articles on Wikipedia. We will be providing research materials in the form of books, articles, and more on the day, but please feel free to research beforehand. 
  4. Click here to view the online tutorial, Editing Wikipedia: A guide to improving content on the online encyclopedia. 

On the Day of the Edit-a-thon 

There will be a thirty-minute tutorial at the beginning of the session, led by the AAA and M+ teams. Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong will be there to assist us with technical questions. Please remember to bring your laptop, power cord, and, if you want to prepare beforehand, sources for your chosen article(s). If you’re a new participant in our edit-a-thon events, please arrive on time to attend the tutorial session. 

Enquiries 

editathon@aaa.org.hk; digital@mplus.org.hk 

Special thanks to Art+Feminism, Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong, WikiWomen Taiwan, and Wikimedia Taiwan for their support and advice. 

 

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