Wikidata:WikiProject Cultural venues

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Data Structure




Data Sources


Use Cases


Tools & Tasks

Sydney Opera House
Cultural and Congress Center, Lucerne
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing
Philharmonie, Berlin

Aim and Scope


The aim of the present project is to create the world’s most complete high-quality database of cultural venues, such as theatres, concert halls, etc.

The project specifically serves to coordinate the following activities:

  • the creation of an inventory of all existing public databases that contain data about cultural venues;
  • the implementation and maintenance of ontologies and multilingual thesauri relating to cultural venues;
  • the ingestion of data about cultural venues into Wikidata;
  • the enhancement and completion of such data;
  • the use of the data to create maintenance lists on Wikipedia;
  • the inclusion of the data into Wikipedia and its sister projects, such as in infoboxes or lists.



This project launched in 2017 and has been maintained primarily by the performing arts community. The project was enhanced and translated into French in 2020, as part of a project grant entitled Modelling and Populating Performing Arts Data in Wikidata. It has since been maintained by the Canadian Association for the Performing Arts (CAPACOA), with support from LaCogency and the LODEPA community.

Ways to Contribute


There are several ways you can contribute to the project:

  • List databases containing data about cultural venues on the Data Sources page. In case the databases are not publicly accessible, contact the data holder in order to encourage them to release the data to the public (under a CC-0 Waiver or equivalent).
  • Create Wikidata items for databases about cultural venues (= data sources for data ingestion)
  • Clean up existing Wikidata items so that they conform to the data modelling guidelines laid out in the Data Structure section.
  • Help improve the ontologies and multilingual thesauri (see Data Structure section) needed for the ingestion and proper representation of the data.
  • Ingest existing databases containing data about cultural venues into Wikidata.
  • Tidy up the data after batch ingestion.
  • Help improve the quality and completeness of the data.
  • Add links to related projects on Wikipedia; draw their contributors' attention to this project page.
  • Develop and implement use cases for the data (ex. by creating maintenance lists for Wikipedia, by including the data in infoboxes or lists on Wikipedia, etc.).
  • Help write step-by-step guidelines for the various tasks.
  • Participate in events such as the Cultural Venues Datathon.

Case Reports



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