Join Us: Art+Feminism Around the Globe

March 1, 2021
A chalk sandwich board advertising the schedule for the YEG A+F edit-a-thon at Allard Hall.

Image: Viola-Ness, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

In November, we invited our community into a more deliberate practice of community care. With the ongoing pandemic, we’ve encouraged our Art+Feminism organizers to prioritize what’s best for themselves and for their communities. While many organizers are taking a break from hosting events this year, several have put together virtual events and a few are hosting in-person events in accordance with the Wikimedia Foundation policies and guidance from local governments.

To help prepare for these adjustments, we’ve offered Community Hours: “Creating a Theme for your 2021 A+F event”, “Art+Feminism Funding Opportunities”, and “Promoting Your Virtual Event” (with more to come). We’ve also generated a Virtual Meeting Resource Guide and introductory tutorials on various digital platforms that organizers might consider using for their events. These resources paired with our communities’ creativity have produced some very exciting events.

Below is a small selection of upcoming panels, meetups, and edit-a-thons. For our full calendar of events, see our Events Page. We invite you to join us! 

West Africa

Projet Wikipedia par les femmes et pour les femmes
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
March 1st – April 30th
The Wikipedia by Women and for Women Project is an ART + FEMINISM programme that aims to encourage women to edit on Wikipedia by training them to do so. Sign up here.

Nubuke Foundation
Accra, Ghana
March 20th
Join the Global Open Initiative at Nubuke Foundation for a day of editing and contributing to Wikipedia and Wikidata on artists and collections of the Nubuke Foundation. Please note: to follow COVID guidelines, attendance is restricted to 10 participants. Register here.

Nnamdi Azikiwe Library: Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 
Nsukka, Nigeria
May 19th-20th
The Nnamdi Azikiwe Library at the University of Nigeria is returning for another Art+Feminism edit-a-thon. Click here for more information and follow the hashtag #nalartandfemedit

East Africa

Nairobi Art+Feminism
Nairobi, Kenya
March 6th & March 20th
Nairobi Art+Feminism is going virtual this year. Join in to edit Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art, women and gender equality. To register, click here.


Women in Arts in Indonesia
March 19th
Join Art+Feminism editors translating English language articles for Indonesian Wikipedia. To register, click here.

Women in Design @ NID Ahmedabad 
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
March 17th + March 24th + April 2nd + April 21st
The National Institute of Design will be hosting an edit-a-thon, meetup, and panel on non-men in design. For the edit-a-thon, editors will contribute to English, Hindi and Gujarati Wikipedias. These events will take place online and in-person. To register, click here.

North America

Amplifying Appalachia
Morgantown, WV, USA
March 1st – March 5th
In honor of Open Education Week, the West Virginia University Libraries are editing and creating pages of Appalachian artists. For more information about participating, please click here.

Editatona Mujeres Artistas Mexicanas 2021
March 6
This edit-a-thon is a collaboration with the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo and the Cátedra Rosario Castellanos at UNAM.

UC Berkeley: Art+Feminism and Race+Justice
Berkeley, CA, USA
March 10th
UC Berkeley Libraries is teaming up with the American Cultures Center for this Race+Justice edit-a-thon. In addition to community editing, the event will feature a presentation from Wikimedian and Professor Alexandria Lockett, PhD. For more information, click here.

MBAM X Artexte
March 13th
Artexte and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts are collaborating on this bilingual – French and English, edit-a-thon. The virtual program will focus on indigenous people, people of colour, and people from the LGBTQ2S+ community. 

YEG A+F: critically reading, researching, and editing, Wikipedia
Edmonton, AB, Canada
February 24 + March 17 + March 24
Inspired by the Mitchell Art Gallery exhibition Dress & Escapism: Performance of Identity through Drag and Burlesque Costume 2021 YEG A + F is writing queer art history into Wikipedia Join Mitchell Art Gallery, MacEwan University Faculty of Fine Art & Communications, MacEwan University Library, University of Alberta Library, and the Alberta University of the Arts at this three part Art+Feminism event. To register, click here.

A Conversation with illustrator and author MariNaomi
Columbus, OH, USA
March 22nd | Join Wexner Center for the Arts, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, and The Ohio State University Libraries for a conversation with MariNaomi, founder of the Cartoonists of Color, Queer Cartoonists, and Disabled Cartoonists databases. Register here to attend. And consider returning on March 24th for the edit-a-thon.