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Art+Feminism Wikimedia Universal Code of Conduct Survey and MeetingEdit

Recently, the Wikimedia Foundation Board voted on a mandate to create a Universal Code of Conduct for all Wikimedia projects. Art+Feminism considers this a big step for the Wikimedia movement and we want to invite our community to be part of the consultation process.⁣

If you would like to participate in an online discussion about the UCoC on Friday, July 17th at 2:30 pm UTC (Duration: 1 hour), please RSVP here.

We’ve created a five minutes survey to get a sense of our community’s thoughts on this matter. The deadline to participate in the survey is Thursday, July 16th, 2020.

Please note that this conversation will happen primarily in English, however, facilitators speak Spanish and French and can offer translation into those languages. If you can provide translation into another language (via the chat or verbally) please let us know. We invite you to share your preferences regarding the primary language for this meeting and other Art+Feminism meetings.


All Art+Feminism in-person Edit-a-thons have been canceled, postponed, or moved to virtual events until further notice. We’re trying to collectively adapt as we all learn together. We welcome any questions, concerns, or comments. Please email us at or message us on Slack.

Art+Activism: 2020 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thonEdit

Art+Feminism is pleased to announce the theme of its seventh annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is Art+Activism. Activism is something that is deeply rooted in the fiber of this organization. Art has long been a vehicle to reflect and urge social, political and cultural change. Just like the word “feminism” can have different meanings to the individual, “activism” can as well. We welcome all interpretations, wide and narrow, of Art+Activism to be part of our 2020 campaign. Visit our Tumblr to learn more about this year's theme.

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Click here to view the edit-a-thons taking place across the globe up to June 2020.

To Organize an EventEdit

  1. Consult our Organizers Quick Guide. Currently available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
  2. Contact us by email at to learn more and to let us know that you are organizing an event.
  3. Create a program on the Program & Events Dashboard (instructions below).
  4. List your editathon by submitting your event details via this form.
  5. Learn how to edit clicking the Resources tab on this Meet up page.

How We OrganizeEdit

From the beginning Art+Feminism has paid careful attention to how and where we organize our events, prioritizing off-wiki channels of communication. We use the Programs & Events Dashboard instead of meetup pages, and we are collecting the list of events on our website, rather than here. We do this because our UX/UI review found that, because we had so many events and the wiki interface is confusing to new users, this main meet up page was difficult to parse and folks were missing events in their towns.

Outreach DashboardEdit


Click here to track our events in 2020. Once confirmed, please submit your event details via this online form.

We are using the Outreach Dashboard to track attendance. Please create a Program there instead of a Meetup page.

Instructions for Creating your Dashboard ProgramEdit

We've made a video to walk you through the steps of creating a Program that is attached to our general Art+Feminism Campaign. Click here to watch. We've made a step by step guide to show how to create and use the Dashboard. This material is currently available in English and Spanish.


We have made a list of answers to frequently asked questions, useful tips and tricks for working with the dashboard here.


To get your participants signed in to this page you need to have them go to that kinda long URL at the top of your page, e.g. We think the best way to accomplish this is to link to this page from your Facebook, Eventbrite, Google form, etc. If you are hellbent on using a meetup page, please still link to the Dashboard Program and use it for attendance. We *NEED* to keep all that info in here, as it necessary for outcomes and reporting.

When you arrive at that page your participants will be invited to “Log in with Wikipedia” or “Sign up with Wikipedia.” If they have accounts they can log in with the first button; they will be giving permission for the Dashboard to access their Wiki credentials via OAuth. If they don’t have an account yet, they can use the second button.

If you have any problems, please post in our Slack Channel or contact us via email.

Use the Draft TemplateEdit

We strongly encourage you to use the Pre-Load Draft Template, you can lift the below Mark Up code and put it on your meet-up or userpage.

* {{preloaddraft|Firstname Lastname|Artist}}

You can also put a new draft creation box on a wiki page with the following code—click "edit source" and copy below:

Preload Draft TemplateEdit

Have a NEW page in mind? We strongly encourage new editors to use the "Start draft article" box below

If you do choose to begin a new article, please check with an experienced Wikipedian before starting to ensure that it meets notability requirements.
Once you have done that, use the form below to create a Draft article or select a subject below:

But I already made a meetup page?Edit

If you already made a page, we still need you to create a Dashboard Program for attendance. You can make the decision as to whether you move all of your content over there, or keep it on the meetup page. If you have already promoted the meetup page URL, you should probably keep the meetup page up, but again, we need you to use the Dashboard Program for attendance.


Art+Feminism is a do-it-with-others campaign to improve coverage on feminism, gender and the arts on Wikipedia. In a 2011 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female.[1]. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect is not: content is skewed by gaps in participation. Art+Feminism invites people of all gender identities and expressions to address this imbalance by participating in communal updating of Wikipedia’s entries. Founded in 2014 by Siân Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, Michael Mandiberg and Laurel Ptak, over 7,000 people at more than 500 events around the world have participated in Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 11,000 articles on Wikipedia. The project has been written about extensively, including in Canadian Art, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and New York Magazine. Foreign Policy magazine named the founders of Art+Feminism Leading Global Thinkers. The project is led by artists, art historians, activists, Wikipedians, data scientists, educators, curators, librarians, writers, based in cities across the globe. To learn more and for press inquiries, please visit our website.


  1. ^ Glott, Ruediger; et al. (15 March 2010). "Wikipedia Survey – Overview of Results" (PDF). United Nations University.

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