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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

This guide provides resources related to Wikipedia editing, woman-identified artists, and art history in order to support the Art+Feminism efforts to address the gender gap on Wikipedia.

Why We Edit

Gender Bias is a well-known and documented issue on Wikipedia, both in content and editorship (due to the larger issue of Systemic Bias).

The Art+Feminism organization is a leader in the online activist community that aims to address representation issues in the arts related to gender, race, LGBTQ, and more in the public knowledge realm.

According to Wikipedia's only study of its user community, less than 10% of Wikipedia's editors identify as cis or trans women.

Please watch the following video for more information on this issue:

So What Can We Do About It?

You (along with everyone else) have the ability to edit Wikipedia! You may do this on your own, from the comfort of your home or by attending Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons in your area. Cline Library will host our 3rd annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on April 27, 2019 (more info will be posted to this guide), in partnership with NAU's Associated Students for Intersectional Feminism.

To get started on your own or for a class project:

  1. Create a Wikipedia account, if you do not already have one.
  2. Sign into our Dashboard event page throughout the months of March and April. This ensures that your edits are counted towards Art+Feminism's organizing efforts.
  3. Learn to Edit: Review Wikipedia's training documents editing information
  4. Check out our list of suggested artists and choose a topic or individual you'd like to work on, or choose one of your own.
  5. Organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon with friends!

Don't forget to do your research when editing!

  1. See suggested art-related resources (scroll towards the bottom) to get started.
  2. If you are editing a page related to another discipline you may check out our research guides and find more resources in that subject area.
  3. If you need help from a librarian, please contact us! We'll help you find the resources you need to make meaningful and substantial edits to any Wikipedia page you are working on.