[APPROVED] Funding Proposal for The Philosophers DAO - September, 2022

September 2022 Funding Proposal for Philosophers DAO

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Total Requested Funding Amount: 5000USD

  • TPD Seminars project 600USD
  • Philosophical Thought Experiments Art 400USD
  • Philosophical Scholarship 800USD
  • Philosophical Conversations 500USD
  • Four papers on Art, Culture and Philosophy 400USD
  • Wearable Maker and Minter 300USD
  • Support for the creation of Literature DAO 250USD
  • Actions and KPIs of Marketing 250USD
  • Council work 1500USD

Total budget: 5000 USD

Previous report

Relevance and justification

The main objective of this set of projects is to produce creative products from the Academy that could be seen by a broad audience, like seminars about art, technology and related philosophical topics, books on Mintbase, broadcast talks about cryptoart, visual art created from philosophical texts, everything registered as NFTs on NEAR blockchain.

And bring academic philosophers to NEAR blockchain, and to take their knowledge to the community, through creative projects. This is important because art generally makes difficult contents accessible, so the production can be brought from the university and presented in an accessible form, like talks, interviews, 3d objects, memes, poetry, visual art. This is important for the community, because it expands the NEAR community of creatives to many professors and students that research artistic, cultural, and technological, and philosophical areas, which are important to the Creatives. And to create art from philosophical texts is a way to make people think about philosophical problems. We intend to connect the creative world of art with the world of philosophy, by expanding the ways we will present philosophy through art and by focusing our subject matter on cultural, artistic, and technological subjects.


Here you can access all of our projects and their accountables

  • TPD Seminars project (The Philosophers DAO + Incubadora DAO)
    • Seminar 200USD for each professor (2x200USD) - 400USD
    • Two will be paid by The Philosophers DAO and another will be paid by the Incubadora DAO (Total: 03 seminars).
    • Production - 200USD
  • Philosophical Thought Experiments Art 400USD
    • thought experiments illustrations (4x100USD) - 400USD
  • Philosophical Scholarship (4x200USD) - 800USD
    • One-month scholarship funding for four undergraduate students engaged in a research project (preferably in the field of art, philosophy or technology).
  • Philosophical Conversations - 500USD
    • Four interviews with philosophers, artists or scientists (one hour each). The interviews will be conducted on YouTube Live and published on The Philosophers DAO YouTube Channel (4x75USD) - 300USD.
    • Production - 200USD
  • Four papers on Art, Culture and Philosophy (4x100USD) - 400USD
    • Three texts on art, philosophy and/or technology (1500 words each) to be published on The Philosophers DAO website.
  • Wearable Maker and Minter
    • Create the wearables of designated projects and mint all them on Mintbase and Crypto Voxel, and the NFT of the DAO at our Mintbase - 300USD
  • Support for the creation of Literature DAO - 250USD.
    • Creation of DAO in AstroDao (25USD).
    • Creation of the store on MintBase (35USD).
    • Elaboration and execution of a project for the dissemination of the DAO (190USD).
  • Actions and KPIs of Marketing 250USD
    • Investing in traffic on Facebook Ads - 20USD
    • Inbound Marketing Strategy on Facebook and Instagram - 70USD
    • Production of promotional material for DAO’s events and actions in the month of September on social networks - 60USD
    • SEO strategy and text posts for the DAO Blog - 100USD

Here are the links to all the projects!


September 2022

Week 1

  • call professors, artists, set bounties, open calls, schedule projects.

Week 2

  • production and follow up of the projects.

Week 3

  • production and follow up of the projects.

Week 4

  • close bounties, pay winners, pay professors, mint projects, make report

Expected Metrics

*09 NFTs minted by TPD Seminars + 03 wearables for voxels
*04 NFTs by Philosophical Thought Experiments Arts
*04 NFTs by Philosophical Scholarships + 04 papers for our website.
*08 NFTs minted by Philosophical Conversation Project + 04 Wearables
*04 Philosophical talks
*03 Philosophical Seminars
*07 YouTube Videos (4 Talks + 3 Seminars)
*04 Papers on Philosophy, Art and/or Technology
*Increase the number of subscribers to the YouTube Channel by 30%
*Increase views on videos on the YouTube Channel by 30%;
*Increase by 30% Engagement rate on the page;
*Increase social interactions by 30%;
*Register 200 newsletter subscribers;
*Increase the number of members in the Telegram community by 50%.
*Onboarding at least 30 new NEAR Wallets.
*Expand partnership with other DAOs to promote the sustainability of the NEAR ecosystem.

Astrodao approved pool for funding proposal for September
Approval of the budget proposal


I made a proposal via PhilosophersDAO, tagged @thephilosopher & @adrimobbs yet no response. Now I see the collation of proposal for the dao without any mention of my proposal. If there is something about my proposal, y’all should have told me. [Proposal] The Discuss


Dear @JohnWike,
The proposals for September had already been prepared since the beginning of August. We will soon give you feedback on the merits and feasibility of your proposal. It is important to point out that our objective is to decentralize resources as much as possible, so we need to prioritize proposals with lower costs. Thanks in advance for your contribution!
Juliano do Carmo


No problem. I just wanted any form of feedback. I understand that you have already prepared this proposal. I will beg you indulgence to and make THE DISCUSS a part of your next proposal. People around the world are going through a lot and have a lot of life questions. A forum where they can get inspirational answers would be phenomenal and live changing.


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Dear Philosophers DAO,
Happy to inform you that this proposal follows the Creatives DAO Guidelines, and it is approved by the Community Moderators.
Please create a poll on the Creatives DAO Astrodao, so 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.

To become more transparent in the decision making I’d like to note some highlights why your proposal has been approved:

  • well-organized & well-structured proposal according to the guidelines ,
  • variety of activities, which are rich in creativity and focused on DAO’s growth,
  • clear planned next steps focused on onboarding and educational content.

Thank you, Paul, for the approval. We are very glad of being able to develop this project on NEAR.

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