Art+Feminism is an international initiative improving content on women and the arts on Wikipedia.
It arose out of two separate conversations between the four founding co-organizers - Siân Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, Laurel Ptak and I - in the fall of 2013. It is a response to the gaps in content about and participation of women on Wikipedia. A simultaneous, international Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon takes place in March of each year, and individual groups organize independently under the banner of Art+Feminism through the year. Since the first Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in March, 2014, 4,600 participants have gathered at 280+ events worldwide, creating and improving 4,600 articles. The central New York node event takes place at The Museum of Modern Art, and this year’s edit-a-thon began with an expansive conversation on contemporary feminisms and digital culture with writer Orit Gat, artist and activist Reina Gossett, and New York Times technology columnist Jenna Wortham, moderated by Fiona Romeo, MoMA’s Director of Digital Content and Strategy. Art+Feminism has inspired and served as model for a number of projects working to improve coverage and participation of underrepresented communities on Wikipedia. For our efforts, the co-founders were named to Foreign Policy’s list of 2014 Leading Global Thinkers.