Wikipedia

Lisa created a Wikipedia account in November 2019 to write about Māori women artists at an edit-a-thon at the Dowse Art Museum. Since then she has ran two successful projects targeting arts content. Links below will take you to a summary of the projects and suggestions for joining in.  

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This is a project to improve content of New Zealand Aotearoa based Pacific Arts. The goal is to increase biographies with a target of 50% new articles being women or non-binary folk. A Wikipedian-in-Residence component was funded by Creative New Zealand  and in that time 20 new articles were created.

There are many gaps in Wikipedia about performing arts from Aotearoa New Zealand. In 2021 a four month grant awarded in 2021 by the US-based Wikimedia Foundation ran the project to hold three edit-a-thons that created 107 new articles. The current focus is arts festivals. Follow the link to see suggested articles to create or improve, and reach out for collegial help to Lisa.

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