Wikidata:WikiProject Maison MONA / Vers un commun numérique de l'art public
Towards a digital commons of public art
This project, led by Maison MONA, aims to increase the visibility of public art artists on the Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia platforms. Through these three axes, the goal is to test the potential, viability and usefulness of open and linked data (OLD) and generate interest in the semantic web among the artistic and cultural community. By identifying current initiatives, needs and issues specific to the visual arts sector, this project intends to equip artists with good wiki practices and thus to establish the possibilities of these digital commons.
Running from May 2023 to June 2024, this Wikiproject is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Presentation of Maison MONA
Maison MONA is an inclusive and dynamic non-profit organization. Its mission is to invite the public to encounter with art, by creating a common space for exchange in which each person's senses and sensibilities can resonate. Its values are accessibility, diversity and collective dialogue. The organization's main project is a free mobile application that promotes the exploration of art and cultural spaces in Montreal. The app transforms the discovery of artworks into a treasure hunt, showcasing the artists and public art that shape Montreal's public space.
Maison MONA is also a database of hundreds of artists and over a thousand works of public art in Quebec.
Goals of the Wikidata section
1. Create an ID (q) for each artist in the database and a basic file.
2. Improve the visibility of 100 public art creators by setting up and/or upgrading their pages based on an enriched file. The content of these pages is determined exclusively by the artists who have consented and responded in autumn 2023 to a form about their artistic career.
3. Increase the visibility of public art artists who belong to groups targeted by equity and diversity issues.
* LINCS : research infrastructure Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship
- The Art et site group based at the Université de Montréal's Department of Art History and Film Studies
- Sens Public: the interdisciplinary and international open-access journal
- Artist-run centers: to be specified