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Performing Arts Aotearoa on Wikipedia
I started editing during a workshop (edit-a-thon) run by the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt focusing in Māori women artists. I discovered a surprising lack of articles about the arts in Aotearoa.
I write on Wikipedia as a volunteer mostly content about women, performing arts in Aotearoa and The Treaty of Waitangi.
The Wikimedia Foundation has funded a four month Performing Arts Aotearoa project to create quality content on dance, theatre and other forms of performing arts in Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons.
The project is May to September 2021.
For more information and to join in:
Wikipedia is the 8th-most-visited website in the world, and comes near the top in search results. Editing is by volunteers, it is open source and not for any commercial gain; currently, there are about 250,000 editors (Wikipedians) around the world.
These are some of the articles I have started. Anybody can become an editor and improve content.
- Lisa Maule
Raymond Boyce (theatre designer)
Bruce Mason Playwriting Award
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