In 2013, four friends gathered together to discuss an idea for amplifying the voices of women online and promoting Wikipedia as a site for challenging one of the ways women are silenced: through the preservation of information. That discussion became the campaign that you know as Art + Feminism.

Beginning this project, we knew that our role would not only be to empower folks to edit online but to stand with them as they are challenged by those who do not see value in their voice and who do not see value in them. Art+Feminism is about making Wikipedia better, as a tool for open access to reliable information, but it doesn’t end there. It’s about dismantling systems of thought that ignore the presence and input of women in the room and diminish or erase entirely their place in history.

Our project is based out of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, with events at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Tate, London; Banff Center for the Arts; MAXXI, Rome; Archives nationales de France, Paris; Smithsonian American; and hundreds of others. Since 2014, over 7,000 people at more than 500 events around the world have participated in Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 11,000 articles on Wikipedia. Foreign Policy Magazine named the founders Leading Global Thinkers and the project has received almost $200,000 in grant funding. Art+Feminism has also received coverage from Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, CBC, Canadian Art, and the BBC.

Our Impact

Since 2014, over 14,000 people at more than 1,100 events around the world have participated in our edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 58,000 articles on Wikipedia. We’ve created and improved pages for artists like Tina Charlie, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ana Mendieta, Augusta Savage, and Frances Stark.

Who We Are

We are students, librarians, professors, artists, art workers, and unicorns who create meaningful changes to knowledge about gender, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. Our feminisms are intersectional and inclusive. We have different perspectives and practices but share the belief that art is fundamental to thriving societies and strive to make visible the lives and work of underrepresented artists. 🦄 🎨 ✊🏿