Art and Feminism (stylized as Art+Feminism) is an annual worldwide edit-a-thon to add content to Wikipedia about female artists.
A Malta edition was introduced by Alexandra Pace and Nicole Bearman at Blitz in Valletta in 2018, with support from Wikimedia Community Malta who integrated it into the annual Wiki Loves Art initiative.
In 2019, WCM made Art+Feminism an integral part of its annual Wiki Loves Art activities. See Wiki Loves Art 2019 for full details. The 2020 edition was the most substantial to date, from a quantity perspective, as the events took place just a few days before the Covid-19 restrictions were first introduced. In 2021, we made up for quantity with quality, focusing on preparing at least one Wikipedia article from Art+Feminism for translation during CEE Spring.
From 2022, Art+Feminism in Malta became integrated into Feminism & Folklore. There's also an information page about this on the Maltese-language Wikipedia.
- 1 2023
- 2 Previous editions
- 2.1 2022
- 2.2 2021
- 2.3 2020
- 2.4 Workshops and edit-a-thons
- 2.5 Exhibitions
- 2.6 2019
- 2.7 2018
- 3 See also
Work on Art+Feminism & Folklore in 2023 included extensive engagement with University of Malta students on the MA in Translation Studies.
In 2022, Art+Feminism in Malta has been integrated into Feminism & Folklore.
Live online edit-a-thons every Thursday at 6pm throughout February and March.
Face-to-face all-day event at the Valletta Design Cluster on Saturday 5th March 2022.
- Dashboard Art+Feminism & Folklore in Malta 2022
The 2021 edition of the Art+Feminism edit-a-thon returned to forming part of a broader Wiki Loves Art initiative. The broader focus revolved around Wikipedia 20, with particular attention to notable Valletta-born women in the arts. Special attention was given to the pianists wikipedia:Bice Mizzi Vassallo and wikipedia:Cynthia Turner.
Art+Feminism 2021 edit-a-thons took place online on the following dates and times:
- Thursday 4 March 2021 at 6pm CET
- Monday 8 March 2021 at 6pm CET
Dashboard Art and Feminism in Malta 2021
The 2020 edition of Art+Feminism edit-a-thon in Malta yielded the largest number of Wikipedia contributions since the project started being held locally three years ago. Two sessions were held and new articles created on the English language Wikipedia about Debbie Caruana Dingli and Anna Grima. Both artists are featured in the Art+Feminism at Spazju Kreattiv.
Pages about Maria de Dominici and Jean Busuttil Zaleski were also created on the Maltese-language Wikipedija from work done in previous editions of Art+Feminism. Maria de Dominici is the first known Maltese woman artist, who was active during the baroque period, while 2020 marks Zaleski's 100th birthday and 10 years since her passing.
Other articles produced or improved during the 2020 Art+Feminism edit-a-thon in Malta include the 19th-century photographer Adelaide Conroy, award-winning writer [[wikipedia:Loranne Vella|Loranne Vella], as well as the Malta Jazz Festival, where three women artists painted regularly for many years.
Workshops and edit-a-thons
- 7+8 February 2020 - Art+Feminism 2020 in Malta
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv - Valletta
- 7 February: 5pm to 7pm - Wikipedia Editing Workshop (learn to edit Wikipedia and/or improve your editing skills)
- 8 February: 10am to 4pm - Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon
- 6+7 March 2020 - Art+Feminism 2020 in Malta
Venue: MUŻA - Valletta:*
- 6 March: 5pm to 7pm - Wikipedia Editing Workshop (learn to edit Wikipedia and/or improve your editing skills)
- 7 March: 10am to 4pm - Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon
NOTE: you only need to do two things to participate fully in either of the Wikipedia editing workshops and edit-a-thons:
- CREATE A WIKIPEDIA USER ACCOUNT (if you don't already have one)
- Bring a laptop or wifi-enabled tablet device with you, if you have one
If you like, you can also learn a little about editing ahead of time here or here.
If you really want to get ahead of the curve, see Getting started on Wikipedia for more information.
- Goal for these sessions: to create and edit Wikipedia pages about women artists in Malta, especially ones involved in the associated exhibitions.
Main Articles Created or Improved in 2020
- wikipedia:Debbie Caruana Dingli
- wikipedia:Jean Zaleski + mt:Jean Zaleski
- wikipedia:Loranne Vella
- wikipedia:Anna Grima (still in draft)
- wikipedia:Malta Jazz Festival
- mt:Maria de Dominici
A+F 2020 at Spazju Kreattiv
Curated by Toni Sant
- 7 February - 5 April 2020
- - Mirjana Batinić
- - Debbie Caruana Dingli
- - Oksana Chepelyk
- - Therese Debono
- - Emma Fsadni
- - Anna Grima
- - Gloria Oyarzabal
- - Enrique Tabone
Strangers in a Strange Land at MUŻA
Curated by Margerita Pule
- 14 February - 8 March 2020:
- - Barumbara
- - Charlene Galea
- - Roxman Gatt
- - Letta Shtohryn
Jean Zaleski Centenary Celebration at Spazju Kreattiv
- 5 March - 10 May 2020
Privat at The Mill (Gabriel Caruana Foundation)
Curated by Raffaella Zammit
- 8 - 25 March 2020
Artist: Charlene Galea
Workshop and edit-a-thon
- 8-9 March 2019: Art and Feminism 2019 in Malta
- Goal for this session: To create and edit Wikipedia pages about women artists in Malta.
- Wikipedia:Maria de Dominici
- Wikipedia:Jean Zaleski
- Wikipedia:Isabelle Borg
- Wikipedia:Debbie Caruana Dingli
- Wikipedia:Women artists in Malta
- Friday 8 March
Light refreshments will be provided
Presentations by Nadette Xuereb, Caroline Tonna, Letta Shtohryn, Andrew Pace and Dr Tracy Prince.
- 3:30pm Start
- 6:30pm Session ends
- Saturday 9 March
- 10:00am Start
- 11:00am Artistic Director's tour of the exhibition (20 mins)
- 12:30pm Lunch break (30 mins)
- 4:00pm Session ends
- wikipedia:User:Lara Schembri
Wikipedia articles created during this event
- Rebecca Cremona
- Edward Caruana Dingli
- Roger de Giorgio
- Mortimer and de Giorgio
- Isabelle Barratt-Delia
Wikipedia articles edited during this event
- Women photographers
- Timeline of women in photography
- Richard Ellis (Maltese photographer)
- Jean Zaleksi
- Julie Apap
- see Wiki Loves Art 2018, which included Art+Feminism 2018
- A+F Dashboard
- Addressing the Gender Gap in the Arts - Times of Malta, Tuesday 5 March 2019
- Raising women’s profile on Wikipedia - Times of Malta, Wednesday 6 March 2019
- WikiGender - exploring gender linguistic bias in the overview of Wikipedia biographies