Sample Press Release

January 30, 2017

[Institution Name] to host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Press Contact: [name and email address]

[Venue] will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place on [date and specific location and time]. This all-day event is designed to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. The edit-a-thin will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.

In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. This lack of female participation has led to an alarming dearth of content about women and art in the world’s most popular online research tool. 

Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons and other initiatives make an impact on the gender gap through crucial improvements to art and feminism related subjects on Wikipedia. Since 2014, over 280 Art+Feminism edit-a-thons have taken place across the work, creating and improving an estimated 4,600 articles.  

[We encourage you to write a paragraph about your event specifics – if there is a topic focus, how your organization shares the values of the project, etc.]

The [venue] Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by [organizer names].