Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Centre A Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Centre A invites participants to our virtual and in-person Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. We are collaborating with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery to bring forth stories that too often go unacknowledged in the art world. Help balance the imbalance by creating and editing Wikipedia articles about women, LGBTQ2S+, gender non-binary, people of colour, Black and Indigenous artists, curators, and organizations as well as feminist and activist art movements. In this event, we would like to focus on feminism through an intersectional lens that acknowledges a multiplicity of lived experiences including, race, class, privilege, disability, and sexuality.

Please join us in reconsidering representation and community in the open-source knowledge platforms. We will provide help for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, and technical support for making your edits.

Centre A strongly encourages individuals with diverse backgrounds and narratives to participate.

Join Centre A for the following virtual and in-person events throughout the month of March!

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 12 – 1 PM PST: Virtual Workshop: How to Navigate Centre A’s Database Workshop
Come join Diane Wong, Centre A’s Library and Exhibitions Assistant to learn about the history of Centre A’s Reading Room and how to navigate our online database for the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.

The Reading Room and library at Centre A began in 1999 with contributions from artists, researchers, and curators both locally in Vancouver and internationally. The Reading Room emerged out of the need to collect a body of literature on Asian art practices, and by extension creating transnational ties with international arts communities.

Saturday, March 19, 2022, 12 – 3 PM PDT: Virtual Q&A Drop-In with Centre A
Do you have any questions or require any support regarding the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon? Drop in to our virtual Q&A and a member of the Centre A team will answer your questions!

Saturday, March 26, 2022, 1 – 4 PM PDT: Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Centre A
Refreshment and childcare will be provided. Please bring an electronic device you can edit on. If you require childcare, please email [email protected] before Saturday, March 19, 2022.

Sign up for the Virtual Workshop and in-person Edit-a-thon at [email protected]

Can’t make it to the events? Check out these online guides and videos or visit Art + Feminism’s website.

New to Wikipedia editing?

  • No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary.
  • Wikipedia training, reference materials will be provided.
  • Workshops will be provided at the Edit-a-thon event & at How-to-edit training workshops before the event (see details below).

You can first join the following virtual workshops with the Belkin Gallery on:

  • Thursday, March 10, 2022, 1-2 PM PST: Introduction to the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and How to Get Started with Sara Ellis and Jay Pahre
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 1-2 PM PST: Citations How-to Workshop with Sara Ellis

Find more info about the workshops and additional events here

To RSVP for the workshops email the Belkin at [email protected]

Notes Regarding the Event:

  1. Be gently reminded that, in accordance with the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), you are required to bring proof of vaccination and your ID to attend events at the gallery. Face masks or face coverings are necessary when you are in the gallery space. We also encourage you to sanitize your hands before and after visiting. Masks and hand sanitizer are available for you as needed.
  2. Due to Sun Wah Centre’s security measures, please locate the security guard posted at the front gate to be let into the building. Otherwise, please call Centre A at (604) 683-8326 during the event hours.
  3. Centre A is wheelchair and walker accessible. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact us at the phone number above, or via email at [email protected].