[APPROVED] August Budget Overview - 55SP DAO

Project Name: 55SP

Project Status: in process

Project Members




Funding Period: August 2022

Our Introductory post:

About 55SP

55SP is a multidisciplinary project whose principal objective is to spread contemporary art, fostering new collectors and artistic production through independent projects, with an experimental character and a belief in art as a transformation tool. We organize exhibitions, workshops, talks and online art residencies with mentorship, connecting curators/researchers and artists, in order to create bridges and intersections between different areas of art along with visual art.

In April we want to structure the DAO, create the gallery in MintBase and, in parallel, continue the actions mentioned in the introductory post, such as Ressonância and Bruno Baptistelli.

We believe that we will be able to start an engagement between the Near ecosystem and important cultural agents, reaching different platforms and channels promoting podcasts, virtual catalog and already preparing the artist circuit for Mintbase.

Council Matters

Council =

300 USD (2 x 300 USD) Full time - Julia Morelli + Giovanna Langone

200 USD (1 x 200 USD) PartTime - Daniel Moraes

Administrative Matters:

DAOs administrative work including multiple reports and fund requests = 200 USD

Technical advisor USD 200 @JulianaM

Subtotal USD 1.200

Specific Projects:


Goal: To continue the ongoing Ressonancia project, that aims to dialogue between visual and sound arts and address the diversity of cultural movements; a podcast with the same name and episodes published holding discussions in a democratic, accessible and global way of the transdisciplinary experience of art

In the month of July, we research new Portuguese artists, in order to exchange with different countries of the same language. As we did not record episodes last month, this month we plan to organize talks and script then.

We also want to invest in more videos and posts in order to publicize more of the podcasts that are already online and then to get back to recording in September.

Podcast planning and scripts - USD 350

Subtotal USD 350

Click here to listen to previous podcasts

Previous Podcasts


Goal: With an ongoing research on Portuguese speakers artists whose works involve visual art and sound. The project consists of a platform to exhibit existing and unpublished works.

Those works are all going to be organized in an online exhibition platform and also minted and available at 55SP Mintabase store, released as digitals albuns.

This is an ongoing project and the idea is to add different artists, under different exhibitions and curatorships.

The Resonance Station page is under development and this month we will be investing in the research of Portuguese-speaking artists and improving the webpage.

Web page is on progress

Bringing onboard 5 new artists and minting 5 sound artworks

Ressonância Station Curator and Director USD 350

Ressonância Station Curator and Researcher USD 350

Site Web Page Organization USD 100

Invited artists and musicians

USD 80 for sound artwork x 5 = USD 400

Subtotal USD 1200



Real change can only emerge from the exercise of imagining a different world. “Mothering” is an invitation to dream, negotiate and expand the horizons of the possible. We aim to address the institutional and systemic constraints of motherhood, so we can look at mothering in its full potential.

Mothering is an exhibition and ongoing project, draws on collectivity and creativity as paths towards improving life in our community and beyond, as such we have reached out to partners and collaborators from multiple fields, beyond the visual arts, to participate in the public programme (dance, behaviour science, lactation) and publication (literature).

This is a 55SP projetc in partnership with Kupfer Project and will take place

Mothering/ Mae

London: 02 of July - 06 of August 2022

On going

Video program

São Paulo: 06 of August - 10th of September 2022

Webinar Maternal Fantasies

Recorded 19th August online 27th August.

Performance Jardim de Ere

Exhibition Closing 10th September

Curator and Director USD 350

Participating fee for performance artists USD 200

Mothering Public Program Sao Paulo Maternal Fantasies Webinar

Recording USD 50

Edition and Motion USD 250

Artist fee USD 150 x 2

Curator fee webinar USD 100 x 2

Subtotal USD 1350


Impact and value:

We expect to grow 55SP’s followers having as its central objective to publicize the podcasts, with relevant and free research content, we believe that hiring a public relations agency that will take the podcasts to important communication vehicles plus the instagram ads, will generate engagement, growth in the number of followers of both the instagram itself and the podcasts on their respective platforms and with it aggregating these values and concepts to the Near community.

After the July and 1st week August PR effort and some nice results at important media vehicles we are going to work on social media with videos about the exhibition and artists

In the same mood as those made for Ressonancia at the beginning of year but with video shots from Mothering Exhibition, artworks and artists, also start videos with important info regarding music and art history. We believe those videos are good for audience engagement, by getting to know more about the exhibition and about sound art.

Metrics for measuring success:

  • In August we plan to keep up the growth with ads, videos and also because Mothering as a group show finds engagement from the group of artists.
  • We are publicizing our partnership with near on our networks and tagging all our posts with #nearprotocol and #near
  • We also mention Near support at podcast description in all platforms.

Estimated timeline and achievement milestones:

  • Produce 2 weekly posts on Instagram
  • Produce 10 weekly stories
  • Weekly boosts with investments of 20 to 25 USD per week. We believe it is necessary to invest a little more in boosting some posts on Instagram to continue to reach more people and interactions. This month we are going to focus on boosting Ressonância Podcasts Posts and Ressonancia Reels.
  • As last month we targeted 12,5, we believe in maintaining consistency and regularity in publications, through teasers edited and created for Resonance Project and this month with focus on Mothering we can reach 12,7k followers.
  • Create relations with communication and art vehicles, web magazines, other podcasts, with the support of PR agency with focus on Mothering that has a great potential to be in the media as it is an urgent and important topic.

Funding Details August:

  • Production of videos 55SP Projects (Mothering + Music and art for Ressonancia): 450 USD
  • Boost on Instagram: 150 USD
  • Production of posts: 100 USD

Subtotal 700 USD


  • fund to support the 2º edition of the NFT Fair = 200 USD

Subtotal USD 200


Total= 5.000 USD

Thank you!

​​All are welcome to join us to talk and see our projects.

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Thank you!


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Could you expand on the difference between these two sets of roles and the tasks each role has?

Could you clarify what this means?

Overall I am seeing that majority of funds within your projects are going towards curation ($1420 USD) while less than half of that goes to artists ($600 USD). Do you feel this is a fair distribution of funds? Could you share who you have chosen as curators of your projects?

Currently the creatives DAO does not typically support Marketing requests and we would like to invite you to submit to Marketing DAO for better analysis of this part of your proposal.

Thank you!


Hi @adrianseneca

Thanks for your feedbacks.
Ressonancia is a project that is directed and curated by me, but as is planned as an extensive research project I usually invite monthly curators to colaborate.

So in July the invited curator was Carla Boregas you can see in the July Report and for August is going to be Bruno Mendonca

Artist-etc (or curator-etc, performer-etc), Bruno Mendonça places himself as an agent that transits between inside and outside this system. Through zines, exhibitions or vocalizations to the microphone, he creates environments and platforms – often temporary – to discuss and problematize not only the artistic environment, but also sexuality, gender, or any fixed categories of culture and life in the city.


The other project is Mothering and I guess I did not explain so well I am going to amend in the post, the USD 200 fee are actually guests fees for participate in the Webinar.

I do understand the curation is more than artists but we are this july and august focusing on research, next couple of months artists onboard are going to be focus.

Edition and motion are for the webinar, is going to be an hour talk to be edited and motions created in collaboration with Cudo DAO.

So I should take off the instagram ads ? is it possible to keep media social creation and ediitons of posts?

Please, let me know , thanks for the inputs, still learning each month and I can amend and adapt to follow the community guideline.


Hey there!

Thank you so much for your reply and apologies for the delay in response - we were waiting for all the moderators to review. We are happy to let you know that your proposal follows the Creatives DAO Guidelines, so it is approved by the Community Moderators!While we do not typically support marketing in proposals but we are okay with allowing it this month due to the amount being asked and the general delay in funds happening recently. We are looking forward to seeing more distribution to artists in the near future!

Here are some highlights of your proposal for transparency:

  • Proposal follows the guidelines
  • Proposal is organized and easy to understand
  • Projects bring cultural awareness to the ecosystem
  • Pricing appears to be reasonable for tasks proposed
  • Onboarding efforts are being made

Please create a poll on the Creatives DAO Astrodao , so that the council can vote. When and if the vote of the council is ‘yes’, approach NF for your payout proposal, following this guideline: [New Process] Community Payouts . Also, Feel free to join our Discord Server to Post Your Monthly Reports and Funding Proposals for Better Organization. Excited to watch you grow


Thanks a lot @adrianseneca and all moderators!
Thanks for the support with the marketing proposal and yesm sure you are going to see more distribution to artists pretty soon.