Its beyond anything the chapter could fund in the short to medium term, yet its results could have amazing potential in content creation, project promotion and even personally for the individual. So if some does have the desire to apply we should be encouraging that and supporting them. Ultimately the chapter is here for its members to promote opportunities that help them improve content through availability to resources.
We wouldnt approach the Foundation unless some actually requested our support, one of the criteria is high visability so a photographer with a history of FP that have reached the main page would meet that part. The whole idea of publicising it, is that there are people who meet the criteria. Anyone thinking should do their research because its an environment that is substantially more challenging and rewarding. The application asks for support letters (references, evidence of support from appropriate organisations e.g: publisher, art gallery, university etc.)... primary condition 40%weight Proposals must show how they fit the objectives of the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship; how they support the vision of Antarctica being valued, protected, and understood; and how they will benefit the Australian Antarctic program. Not much better than Wikipedia content for doing those three. Additionally WMAU could consider a commitment to send the person to the next Wikimania to talk about their experiences that'd be one hell of a presentation, they could also support a series of public presentations around Aust/NZ. What ever commitment are made will the decision of its members through the committee... On 14 January 2014 12:30, Tony Souter <to...@iinet.net.au> wrote: > I don't think the Foundation will supply a letter, unless you have a > particular person there in mind. This would not be a Wikemedian in > residence, but an artist in residence, funded by Canberra and supported by > "a written commitment" from the chapter (what would that commitment be?). > > Who is applying? They'd need to have a demonstrably good record of > professional standard. And how to demonstrate the ability to promote > "research, > conservation and management endeavours". Solid relations with WPian editors > in these fields would be an advantage. The current holder writes a blog, > which would be worth looking at, as would the link to previous holders. > Note that "originality, innovaiton and intellectual merit" carry 20% > weighting. > > Tony > > > > > On 14/01/2014, at 12:58 PM, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote: > > WMAU is Australian and thats the focus of the application and within our > control... Yes a WMF supporting letter would also be fantastic addition and > the committee could approach them to provide one > > > On 14 January 2014 09:50, Matt Inbgn <mattin...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Why a letter just from the chapter. Why not one from the Wikimedia >> foundation as well? >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >> On 14 Jan 2014, at 12:44, Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> It's a fantastic idea, and nice work Gnang finding it and bringing it to >> everyone's attention. I recall back for the "Wiki10" (10th anniversary of >> Wikipedia celebrations) the WMF tried desperately (but in vain) to get an >> antartic research group to host a party in order that there could be a >> party on every single continent. >> >> Certainly a letter of support from the Chapter should be submitted in >> association with any applicant. Ideally the applicant would not only be >> taking lots of gorgeous photos but also be able to provide some kind of >> bridge between the WP editing community and the scientists down there - to >> help increase a) the quality of texts about antarctic geography, science >> and history, but also to increase the awareness and skills of the science >> community down there in potentially their becoming editors themselves. >> >> -Liam >> >> >> wittylama.com >> Peace, love & metadata >> >> >> On 14 January 2014 12:36, Kerry Raymond <kerry.raym...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Having been to the Antarctic back in 1996, I would certainly say to >>> anyone “go for it”! How cool it would be to be (pun intended) to be the >>> first Wikimedian in Residence in Antarctica. >>> >>> >>> >>> Kerry >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> ------------------------------ >>> >>> *From:* wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto: >>> wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] *On Behalf Of *Gnangarra >>> *Sent:* Monday, 13 January 2014 8:50 PM >>> *To:* Wikimedia-au >>> *Subject:* [Wikimediaau-l] opportunity >>> >>> >>> >>> There is an opportunity for someone to spend time in Antartica, as >>> photographer I love to be able to do this, as Wikimedian imagine what >>> content you could enhance. For me I it's either 20 years too late or 10 >>> years too soon, given the skills and knowledge of many people here if your >>> able to apply I say go for it... applications close 30 March 2014 so give >>> it some thought... Become the first Wikimedian in Residence in Antartica. >>> >>> >>> http://www.antarctica.gov.au/media/news/2013/antarctic-arts-fellowship-apply-now >>> >>> *I havent brought this matter to the committee but I'm sure if you were >>> to apply WMAU committee would consider requests for supporting >>> documentation where appropriate* >>> >>> Gideon >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Wikimediaau-l mailing list >>> Wikimediaauemail@example.com >>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l >>> >>> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaau-l mailing list >> Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaau-l mailing list >> Wikimediaauemail@example.com >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l >> >> > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaauemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > >
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