April 2019

Opportunity Description

Wikipedia Workshops

Art on our Mind will continue running Wikipedia workshops this year. We aim to broaden the number of Wikipedia entries presenting women-of-colour artists from different fields of creative and cultural production.

The workshops will train skills for beginners, so everyone is welcome. Each workshop will be facilitated by experienced Wikipedia editors or representatives of Wikimedia South Africa. For those who are interested and can’t join the meetings, or are interested to participate online, online tutorials will be made available.

These workshops aim to enable participants to upload new articles or to expand on existing entries. Participants are therefore asked to identify a person/artist/creative whose entry they will help to create or expand (individually or in group work). The workshop will build on resources generated by the Art on our Mind research (see: artonourmind.org.za) and other platforms which generate knowledge on South African artists.

Tuesday, 5 March, 14-17h at Wits Writing Centre seminar room Facilitators: Dumisani Ndubane and Bobby Shabangu

Tuesday, 9 April, 15-17h at Wits Writing Centre seminar room

Tuesday, 30 April, 15-17h at Wits Writing Centre seminar room

How to Apply

Please email Fouad Asfour to confirm attendance: fouadas@gmail.com / 0782953255