As you may or may not be aware, the Art & Feminism initiative is running a series of editathons at art institutions around the world.
We've had numerous requests (most at quite short notice), to assist in running events around the UK. WMUK staff will be supporting in person, but really we need at least one volunteer lead trainer for each (or some kind of superman trainer who could cover a couple if needed).
So far we have:
Institution Location Day Date Trainer National Library of Wales Aberystwyth Friday 04/03/2016 Jason Evans Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) London Saturday 05/03/2016 Tate Britain London Saturday 05/03/2016 Leeds Central Library Leeds Saturday 05/03/2016 Katherine Bavage Dulwich Picture Gallery London Tuesday 08/03/2016 Goldsmiths London Saturday 12/03/2016 Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh TBA TBA Sara Thomas Women of the World Festival at Southbank Centre London 8/03/2016 - 13/03/2016
As you can see we're covered everywhere except London. So if anyone is free on one or more of the dates above, we're happy to cover travel expenses etc.
Regarding times, the weekend events would be morning/afternoon.
I have yet to determine the times for the Dulwich Picture Gallery one.
The content will vary between institution, though most will be referring to the existing redlink lists created (or not created) here. Having spoken to the curators and academics who are leading on these events, I've asked them to research the areas they see as needing more coverage on Wikipedia, and to try and find verifiable sources to support these.
Additionally, you will see on the list, there is the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre, who have asked us to be involved and run an editathon.
We haven't been able to pin down the day of that with the organisers, but it would be dictated somewhat by when a trainer could be available, so let us know if there's a date that could work for you.
Please let us know if you'd like to support any of these events, and we'll go from there.
Thanks in advance--
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