Dear @williamx ,
Thank you for your feedback and for feeding the discussion over here and on our July report! As a Jazz DAO council member I feel like adding some information that might be relevant to clarify a bit to those interested what we actually do and where we’re heading at.
Our weekly events:
Our DAO was created just about two months ago. After a successful launch event, at the beginning of July we welcomed the onerous proposal by our institutional partner Carpintarias de São Lazaro to deliver weekly events on their rooftop terrace “Miradouro de Baixo” in central Lisbon. These consist of Sunday evening events featuring DJs, bands and live acts, with street food and bar available to attendees. Detailed media can be found on our instagram and other social media platforms. As @squattingPigeon pointed out, we were and are currently overwhelmed by the public response to these events, having to deal with lots of different matters at the same time.
Our goal and strategy:
In a general way, we aim to spread knowledge about the Near ecosystem and its tools, especially in regards to the benefits offered to the music sector and its actors, from the artists to their public, and we do this by putting in place different kinds of events and activities focusing on and around jazz music.
Knowing our goal, we also believe that DAOs, as dynamic systems made up by people, are subject to changing and evolving in time due to circumstances and the will of its members and people interacting with it, therefore we are shaping our strategy week by week and month by month as we learn and grow.
Right at the beginning, we got the chance to partner up with a stunning location with institutional support and we couldn’t refuse it. As the response to the weekly events has been truly overwhelming, onboarding of all attendees on site is logistically difficult, therefore we decided to focus our efforts on onboarding artists and professionals we work with first. We are carrying out individual calls with each one, educating them directly on the possibilities offered by web3 and Near platform tools, with special regards to the music sector. More specifically, they are: Francisco Bettencourt - sax performance on 24th of June; Mikey Sibson - DJ on 7th of July; Rocky Marsiano - DJ, Rocky Marsiano & Meu Kamba Jazz - band and Angel Bambu - Photographer on the 10th of July; The Tourorists - band and Anya Karmanova - DJ on 17th of July; Danae Estrela & João Mouro - band and Mãe Dela - DJ on 31st of July.
As we founded our DAO recently, we believe that these initial events, although not directly focused on educating the larger public on these new tools, have been and will (during the month of August) continue to be extremely important to establish a first, solid and engaged community around our project. Thanks to these events, we are receiving great attention and interest from other DAOs inside and outside the ecosystem, with whom we are looking forward to developing futher partnerships in the next months. To foster and consolidate the community around the project, we are committed to continue our weekly events along the month of August, as can be seen in this proposal. Once this is done and starting from September, we are planning to include in our program a more diverse range of activities, broadening our educational efforts and onboarding strategy from artists and professionals onto the general public.
Where we’re headed:
These more diverse range of activities is subject to evolve in time, according to our possibilities and new connections we may make. Nevertheless, we are planning to:
- Set up workshops on music and Near ecosystem and tools (our institutional partner has great facilities in regards to that).
- Establish a monthly podcast.
- Establish a monthly radio show on East Side Radio as soon as they resume their emissions (probably October).
- Introduce payment system and donations in $Near at our events.
- Record all performances and mint them as NFTs on our future Mintbase shop.
- Stream all our events on a dedicated metaverse space on the Near metaverse.
- Create, along time, a roster of artists who engage deeply with our DAO and might become full members of it, so as to amplify the magnitude of our initiatives.
- Expand our council from 3 to 5 members.
We are full of ideas for the future and creativity is the only limit! We welcome feedback, discussion and suggestions from the community with open arms.
At last, I’d just like to say that we are conscious that our personal engagement with forum activity and community discussion has been limited so far, as we are dealing with a great amount of work and me and council member @vicentetbh are still relatively new to the ecosystem and its dynamics. We are willing to invest more time and engage more actively with this space, giving our little contribution to the growth of the community as a whole.
Hope my intervention can give a deeper insight on what we do and where we’re headed. Thanks all for the opportunity and support,