[Approved] Compiled C1 GUILD proposals for July/August 2023

Hello @creativesdao-council
I am igwejaconstanley.near, council member to C1 GUILD Community.

Background information:

  1. DAO Introduction

A. It started as a collaboration track under DAO Records and the NxM guild. It quickly shifted gears when learning of each other’s passion for philanthropy and community. A group of artists wanting to help other artists.

C1 released its first AudioNFT entitled “Baboon” and pledged to give 30% of proceeds to help the less fortunate.

The idea was to give other creatives the same opportunity we were provided with in terms of creating art, being taught to navigate an ever changing industry, and earning revenue.

B. C1 Foundation is composed of a dedicated team and blockchain enthusiasts who believe in how the technology can change life and the sociey positively. This has led to creating enormous value to the community and beyond through both individual and collective effort.

Just to mention a few of members contribution:

Dedeukwu Igwe cofounded C1 with JCB. His idea was giving back 30% of proceeds to social good like he has been doing in his web2 career. He hosted the first ever NEAR creative event in Africa hosting SterryO’s album launch on Mintbase marketplace with guests like Osinachi, Hawwal, Larkim, Nima and his team in Osapa London,Lagos state Nigeria and has onboarded a lot of Africans into the ecosystem through the concept of C1TV workshop as a means to support creatives and onboard them to web3. He set up a non-profit digital studio on July, 2021 for artists, registered the start up as an NGO under the corporate affairs commission of Nigeria and hosted events like the C1/NxM Abuja tour which was transmitted to the met averse alongside John x, Sammie, Elkhush, Barr. Joy ( C1 legal ambassador ) and others, he continued to host AMAs and radio shows where he promotes musicnfts from Africa and it’s diaspora. Along the pipeline Dedeukwu connected with Khali of Shinygloves club through JCB and started a partnership with C1 Guild where they deployed 2 classrooms in Jos, Plateau state Nigeria. We are currently planning a partnership with Nftytribe project building on Binance smart chain and our collection with Music feast which will help us set an audio class in the shiny gloves partnership by creating collection and marketing to donors as the targeted market using Fiat currency.

JCB co founded C1 with Dedeukwu. The goal was using blockchain for social good. JCB presented the concept to NEAR Foundation for DAO creation approval, and then coordinated with Rebecca and Chloe to come under the umbrella of the creatives DAO. Since then, JCB has actively been involved in community calls, educating early members of the DAO, IRL events speaking through Zoom to onboarding events in Nigeria, multiple AMAs, coordinating with internal NEAR foundation writers for NEAR blockchain for good week, IRL interviews for the same campaign, built the relationship with Kahli of Shiny Gloves Club and developed the synergies there to form the strategic partnership. JCB continues to find synergies between projects and is currently planning to create a C1 collection on music feast where people can purchase the collections using Fiat currency.

Reespect has been an active contributor to c1 since the early days. Whether this be completing projects, assisting other community members with projects, helping to educate others, and act as a community mod and representative on the NEAR Governance forum.

Blessed Chidi: social media/marketing lead. she had utilized her profound social media/ digital marketing and writing skills to help grow the community. To her, strategic content is the key to a successful marketing and being a well grounded twitter influencer perhaps makes it easy for her to navigate the world of social media. 

Mr_Royalty created and organized the first C1 Model contest and holds a free welcomed physical “C1 Creative model CCM” with Purpledot and Barr.Joy Ozoihu.

The CTS (C1/NEAR in the Street) event was one of Sammie’s innovative works which focused on onboarding and discover of talents in the street that ordinarily don’t get attention from people in the web3 ecosystem.
Eric introduced the C1 Newsletter, which keep stock of all the Guild’s activities, including content from other Guilds and Near foundation, and publicizing it. The exposure it gives have also contributed to onboarding of new members and participants of C1 events.
Other category of events have been presented and executed by other members, which have continued to shape the success C1 prides it’self for.

What has your DAO achieved till now as a community?
Quantitative and qualitative information of our achievements includes:
1.) Partnership agreement with Shinygloves club started with deploying CC-4 and CC-5 physical classroom teaching creative art and blockchain education which has given opportunity to both students and adults to understand the blockchain technology and offering them a place of learning and the required tools to us. This is happening in Jos, Plateau state Nigeria and will expand to others as we have built relationship with the stake holders of the various communities where our classes were deployed.

2.) We registered as an NGO in corporate affairs commission of Nigeria on August 2022 and deployed a gnosis legal contract as “Chapter one global charity foundation LLC”.

3.) We curated the first ever musicNFT album launch of SterryO in Lagos which onboarded more than 60 builders from Africa into the NEAR ecosystem.

4.) We are currently building a custom marketplace ( market.c1foundation.io 1 ) with fiat integration and mintbase tools with Harmonic guild which is almost ready to launch with a membership NFTs collection.

5.) We are recently building a partnership with nftytribe which will onboard them to the NEAR ecosystem through integrating NEAR to their NFTs marketplace ( nftytribe.io ) and our first irl exhibition scheduled to hold around May at Art Tech District, Abuja Nigeria projected to exhibit 100 NFTs and collectibles from the ecosystem.

6.) We have a website ( c1foundation.io )which will be merged with the existing url for the NFTs marketplace with a blog section and an introduction to our project in a form of newsletter.
7.) We have reached a good number of Youtube engagement and 603 subscribers through our C1tv creative workshop which onboards, educate and interview artists making NFTs of all kind curated by Dedeukwushryne in Lagos state.

8.) Since the introduction of C1 guild we have birthed African DAOs like Afrostar guild, Capital guild, Spirityut DAO, Reggae DAO, Planetlukukul, Masterminds DAO, Youngfresh creatives DAO and the list goes on.

Other achievements include but not limited to the following:
The first C1 Model contest

C1 Newsletter

Supporting creatives on the street

C1 artist showcase in our Cryptovoxels Metaverse gallery, C1/NxM tour in Abuja transmitted to the Metaverse among others.

C1 university outreach in UNILAG, and blockchain club LASU camp at Eti-Osa.

Number of NFTs in mintbase= C1auctionhouse total of 1619 minted/ 145 owners.

Chapteroneguild total of 1529 minted/ 72 owners.Content and Social media stats (web2/web3), on-chain activity, built dapps (if applicable only)
Instagram= 206 posts/ 427 followers/ 177 followings
Twitter= 339 followings/ 697 followers
Currently built a custom marketplace with Harmonic guild= https://market.c1foundation.io/ 2
Website: https://www.c1foundation.io/ 1
YouTube: c1foundation dum_unu - YouTube 2 603 subscribers.
Events done IRL= SterryO album launch, IRL class launch in Jos, Plateau state with Shinygloves club, C1 university outreach to UNILAG, C1/NxM Tour in Abuja & LASU and blockchain club LAUS camp at Eti-Osa.
The number of proposals created: 5
There are 4 councils including an advisor.
The community has 12 on-chain members on AstroDao and more than 200 offchain builders with 565 members in Discord.

Number of NFTs in mintbase: C1auctionhouse total of 1619 minted/ 145 owners. Chapteroneguild total of 1529 minted/ 72 owners.
Events done in metaverse: C1 artist showcase in our Cryptovoxels Metaverse gallery, C1/NxM tour in Abuja transmitted to the Metaverse, e.t.c.

C1 activities can be classified into the following categories: Charity Organization, Music, Art, Culture and Mixed media.

The impact of C1 can not be understated, from helping other creatives, spreading the gospel of decentralization with much emphasis on NEAR Blockchain, onboarding participants, creating value through blockchain education to using the C1 Newsletter as a tool for dissemination of information.

Click for our roadmap and presentation.

Progress Presentation:C1 DAO Roadmap - Google Drive

Twitter: 1000 followers.

Profile link: https://twitter.com/dum_unu?t=E9mfbVGGBb2eR-MLV0SdlQ&s=09

Profile name: @Dum_unu.

500 subscribers.
Profile link: C1_Guild 1

The DAO impact

Our project is addressing inclusivity of blockchain in NGO system of transparency and making it possible for donors to earn a digital assets while contributing to a social good initiative like supporting the talents and builders in the traditional NGOs with more value and tech education.Creative class education and onboarding NGOs into NFTs and DAO system,Our target audience are the non crypto savvy donors and philanthropists who believe in innovation and adversity.


Project (1)

Project (2)
Deployment of AstroDao Account CC4/CC5 and

NftyTribe partnership.

Project (3)
Community Centered Game Hackathon with MamaJ Gaming.

Project (4)
Partnership synergy and NFTs creation with 3 NGOs in Nigeria July/August


The C1 Guild is pleased to present a proposal aimed at empowering talented participants of three NGOs to create unique and captivating Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) to be sold on the NEAR blockchain NFT marketplace. This initiative aims to support the creative community in Nigeria by providing funding for art supplies and other essential items necessary for the creation of exceptional artworks. By leveraging the power of blockchain technology, we aim to provide a platform for these creatives to showcase their work and gain recognition on a global scale as well as onboarding them on NEAR.


Empowering Creatives: The primary objective of this proposal is to provide support and resources to five NGOs, enabling them to produce exceptional artworks that can be transformed into NFTs.

Financial Support: The C1 Guild will allocate funds to the participating NGOs, which will be utilized to purchase art supplies, equipment, and other necessary materials for the creative process. This financial support will relieve the financial burden on the artists, allowing them to focus on their artistic endeavors.

NFT Creation and Marketplace: The creatives will be guided through the process of creating NFTs from their artworks. The C1 Guild will facilitate their entry into the NEAR blockchain NFT marketplace, connecting them with potential buyers and investors from around the world.

Proposal Details:

Selection Process: The C1 Guild will collaborate with reputable NGOs in Nigeria to identify talented artists who have the potential to create exceptional artworks suitable for NFTs. The selection process will involve a review of portfolios, interviews, and a panel of experts to ensure the chosen artists possess the necessary skills and dedication.

Funding Allocation: Once the artists are selected, the C1 Guild will allocate funds to the partnering NGOs. These funds will be utilized to purchase art supplies, equipment, and other necessary items to facilitate the artistic process. Transparent financial reporting and accountability will be maintained throughout the project.

Artistic Mentorship: The selected artists will receive mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals within the C1 Guild network. This mentorship program will support the artists in refining their skills, exploring new artistic directions, and understanding the intricacies of creating NFTs.

NFT Creation and Promotion: The C1 Guild will collaborate with the artists to assist in transforming their artworks into NFTs. This process will involve digitizing the artworks, ensuring authenticity, and minting them on the NEAR blockchain. The C1 Guild will actively promote these NFTs through marketing efforts, social media campaigns, and targeted outreach to potential buyers and collectors.

NEAR Blockchain NFT Marketplace: The C1 Guild will utilize the NEAR blockchain NFT marketplace as the primary platform for selling the artists’ creations. This marketplace offers a secure and decentralized environment for buying and selling NFTs, providing a global reach and potential for exposure to a vast network of art enthusiasts and collectors.

Revenue Sharing: The revenue generated from the sale of the NFTs will be shared between the artists and the C1 Guild. The artists will receive the majority share to ensure they are fairly compensated for their creative efforts, while a portion will be reinvested into future C1 Guild initiatives to continue supporting the NGO creative community.

The C1 Guild’s proposal aims to onboard three NGO to NEAR ecosystem and support their creative with the necessary resources, mentorship, and exposure to create and sell NFTs on the NEAR blockchain, NFT marketplace through financial support, artistic mentorship, and promotion, we strive to elevate the Nigerian creative community and enable these artists to reach a global audience. By embracing blockchain technology and the possibilities of the NFT market, we can foster growth, recognition, and financial sustainability for the creatives. Together, we can unlock the potential of Nigerian talent and contribute to the broader development of the NEAR creative community.

Art supplies: 400 each ×3 =1200
Welfare: 180 USD.

Proposed amount: 1380 USD

Project (5)
10% MARKETING FUNDS for July/August.


We are focused on facilitating the widespread adoption of Near products, onboarding creatives, builders With Ideas, energy and zeal and equipping them with the tools and knowledge needed to begin their journey.
Driving onchain activities while leveraging Near technology to help creative individuals especially the less privileged.

Total amount: 3500Usd
Council 1500usd
Total 5000usd.

DAO targeted wallet: c1foundation.sputnik-dao.near

Council: @reespect @Acho
Cc: @Dedeukwu @Blessedchidi @JCB @deborahofafen


@creativesdao-council have a look at this proposal

Why can’t this be merged into a single proposal?

Like @marketingdao-council will always say, “projects that are creative based will be referred to the creative Dao and those that align with marketing will go to the marketing DAO”

I’ve been active here for 17 months and that is what I’ve seen.

Some development/creative project pioneers even do go back to marketing DAO to request for marketing funds after their projects have been funded (if the marketing funds are solely to market those projects)

I believe that the only marketing funds creative DAO can give is the 10% according to their guideline.

Hello, can you explain what you mean by that?

My questions and focus is that the two proposals can be merged into a single proposal.

@Cryptonaut is creative DAO not funding activities that relate to getting builders on bOS?

I’m glad we are jumping on a call, I hope everything will be clarified via the call.

Looking forward to it, thank you so much.

Hey @Mr_Royalty

Could you please provide the names and official links of these NGOs that you would like to partner with? Also, please provide target wallets related to Project 4. Thank you in advance!


Thank you @Paul

hskinitiative - https://hskinitiative.org/donate-now/
located in ilorin, kwara state.

little saints orphanages - https://littlesaintsorphanages.org/
located in Strong Tower House, Lagos.

ikorodu bois - Ikorodu bois (@ikorodu_bois) • Instagram photos and videos
located in ikorodu, lagos state.

target wallet is: c1foundation.sputnik-dao.near


The proposal was granted approval on July 21st within the funding vertical of CreativesDAO, delineating the following details:

Please check the feedback on your project and the proposal in the following link: Google Sheets Link.

To receive a grant, please follow the steps outlined in the guide below: Guide - Creatives Constellation Funding Guidelines.