Art on our Mind received a Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grant from July 2019 to June 2020, which will help facilitate our meetings. We aim to broaden the number of Wikipedia entries presenting women-of-colour artists from different fields of creative and cultural production.
The workshops will train skills for beginners, so everyone is welcome. Each workshop will be facilitated by experienced Wikipedia editors or representatives of Wikimedia South Africa. For those who are interested and can’t join the meetings, or are inter- ested to participate online, online tutorials will be made available.
The workshops will enable participants to create and upload new articles or to expand on existing entries. Please bring your laptop and identify an artist or group whose entry you want to create or expand (individually or in group work). We will work online, editing and creating entries in your sandbox.
The workshops will draw from research generated by the Art on our Mind research project and participants work together creating and expanding Wikipedia entries on artists and creatives. We make use of a Wikimedia platform to coordinate our work:
More information about the workshops here: AOOM Wikipedia Workshops
The workshops will resume in July, upcoming dates are:
Friday, 12 July, 15-17h at Wits Writing Centre seminar room.
Friday, 2 August, 15-17h at Wits Writing Centre seminar room.
Please email Fouad Asfour for more information.