Wikipedia is dominated by men, when it comes to both contributors and subject matter. That’s why a group of about 600 volunteers around the globe participated in the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon earlier this month. The aim was to increase as many women/art-related pages as possible with the result being over 100 new entries with around 80 more pages being “enhanced.”
The event, whose epicenter was the New York art and technology center Eyebeam, is part of a larger movement, only now reaching the art world, to upload content to Wikipedia in a proactive manner. [ARTNews]
The volunteers were working with groups from 6 to 150 in Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, and Italy in “nonprofits and art schools, in museums and universities.”
The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon was an international initiative to bring women’s voices to the online encyclopedia–as editors and as subjects.
Check out the work of some of the women artists added to Wikipedia:
* Story and images via ARTNews.