[APPROVED] NFT Artist wanted - Raiz Vertical Farms

Our mission:

Raiz is building the farms of the future. We are growing local and healthy crops in a sustainable manner through a network of vertical farms in city centers.

Merging the physical and digital world through blockchain is a natural progression of the current food supply chain.

Why NEAR & Mintbase?

We believe in the power of decentralization and technology to bring about change and progress in a way that doesn’t hurt the environment. NEAR and Mintbase allow us to do just that.

Through our integration with NEAR, veggies will be able to be transacted with NEAR and we’ll create collectible digital versions of the rare plants we grow to be minted through Mintbase.

Digital art and PlaNFTs

Through this bounty, we aim to find great artists for us to develop Plant NFT (Planfts).

At this stage, we aim to create our first NFT, showcasing red and green basil plants through the different stages of their growth. This NFT will be equivalent to the plants we grow across the lifetime value of our system and will eventually represent sustainability metrics for each plant.

The artist :star2:

We believe in art as an all-encompassing force of creation and aim to include it all throughout our growing process. You can help us give more life to Raiz!

In order to merge our physical and digital world, we are looking for a digital artist that identifies with the principles of circularity, sustainability, and technology.

Join us to create digital assets that help to transform the future of food production and urban agriculture. Be part of the urban farming evolution!

Our vision in regards to Mintbase and NFTs

Each NFT will represent a space in the hydroponic system, which in turn becomes a positive impact on the environment thanks to the plants produced in it.

By launching this new kind of NFTs, we will allow the community & investors to own part of the farm, and to hold it as a commitment to sustainability.

In the future, we’ll develop NFTs with diverse functionalities linked to each rare plant species we grow and to different systems and processes.

This will be the first of other initiatives including more complex NFT functionalities such as generating revenue from future harvests and owning part of the hydroponic systems.

What we ask:

300€ in NEAR for the artists
6.5 NEAR for the Mintbase store

Budget delimitation

  • 300€ (100€ for 3 artists ) to create digital artwork showcasing our red basil
  • Onboarding people on Near (if possible) - a little amount to distribute amongst partners and/or clients to open NEAR accounts in our ecosystem
  • 6.5 NEAR to open the Mintbase store.

Proposal

  • Base: 100€ available for 3 artists.
  • Plus all the collaborators will receive split royalties from the NFT sales (% to be defined).

If you are an artist with a significant following/portfolio/community, let us know, and we can discuss a different amount for this bounty.

Please reach out and don’t hesitate to share this with people that might be interested :seedling::slightly_smiling_face:

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Looking forward to onboarding great artists and making this happen!
:seedling: :globe_with_meridians:

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Hi @Lucia_S and @emiliano.raiz ,

really love what is coming together here.
The only thing I have questions about is this:

It is free to open wallets on near.

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Hello @marianeu, thank you for the comment! When we opened our team’s NEAR accounts at our onboarding, there was already a few near in them or were sent immediately afterwards, and this definitively helped increasing interest, adoption and understanding. We saw it as a useful strategy to gain adoption among interested people and that’s the reason to ask for it!

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Hello @Lucia_S ! I truly loved the hole idea of your project. Reach me out if need me as an artist for NFT! I would love to help and I am very interested!

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Good morning @whoiscavenaghi

Thank you for your interest, we would love to connect with you! Please let me send you a message with my contact information and let’s do it :slight_smile:

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@Lucia_S how much do you want to give to each person? Will they be able to mint on another store of yours?

Hello @marianeu !

We were thinking of giving 5 Near each, which is the smaller amount we received when onboarding! (some of us got 5 and some of us got a bit more).

As for minting in another store, we would kindly ask your advice and guidance! We’re looking for it to be deployed in the mintbase store we open for this project.

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I think we should schedule another video call. @emiliano.raiz @Lucia_S

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Hi @Lucia_S Hi @emiliano.raiz,
We will happily set you up with your store (6,5 N), give you some near (0,5) to mint and pay the three artists when you tag them here :slight_smile:
Onboarding money is not really a thing on mintbase.
We can not pay for the store, and then give people the money to buy the things on your store. That is not how this works here… I don’t know where you were onboarded and got 5 or 8 near each… This is just not what we do right now. We had onboarding funds for the wilde moehre festival, but this was just a whole different setting :slight_smile:

We can offer you to give you 5 Near to start with, which you can sell at the venue to people who want to buy near at that moment. Please consider that we need accountability, we will check who the near is sent to and if they have logged in on mintbase and bought something with it.

Do you think we still need a call on monday? Are there more subjects to be talked about?

Hope to see this take off soon :slight_smile:

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Hello @marianeu :slightly_smiling_face:
Thank you for the follow-up. Let’s address these points and possible questions on Monday’s call, which is confirmed.
Happy weekend!

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Approved 100 Euro x 3 times. Each artist will create 3 artworks and get 100 euro for all of them.
Approved 6,5 N to open store.
You can submit payout proposal for the opening of store on sputnik.

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hello @Lucia_S , I am an artist and illustrator, I would love to contribute with your project. I have some botanical illustrations that I can present to you by email and also on my instragram instagram.com/desenhamai you can see some of my work. I would really love to contribute!

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I really liked the project. I grow plants in my house, I have different species, cactus, succulents, geraniums, and I am an artist. I believe I can contribute a lot to the project.
My works portray a lot of organic shapes, inspired by fluidity, rivers, roots, dreams, connections…
I am available.

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Hello @Mailza !

Thank you for writing, that sounds great, let’s exchange emails!

Cheers :blush:

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Hello @Natashacremonese thank you very much for writing, this sounds amazing! Let’s do it :slightly_smiling_face:

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@Lucia_S @Natashacremonese @Mailza so happy to see you connecting. Once @Lucia_S or @emiliano.raiz are happy with your production, they need to post it here, and then Mailza and Natasha can submit the payout proposal to Sputnikdao. This happens after the work is done!

To the bounty launchers:
On another note - we will be able to give out onboarding funds. How much exactly needs to be thought about. Do you think 30x 0,3N would be a good start? Do you think you will have time at the event (the real life event you told me about on the call) to teach people on how to use mintbase, set up a store, etc? Or will it just be an incentive to create a wallet? :slight_smile: We can also think about giving out 0,3 N, and then giving you (lucia and emiliano) some near to SELL at the venue. Let’s say someone wants to buy one of your NFTs and has no access to NEAR. You could sell them some :slight_smile: Show them how easy it is to move funds around with the near wallet…

Have you already created your store?? :slight_smile: Anxious to see the launch.

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Hello @marianeu thank you very much for the follow-up.

For the artist bit, this info also applies to @whoiscavenaghi who confirmed yesterday that will have something ready to show us soon :slight_smile: :raised_hands:

As for the bounty launchers:

  1. 30*0,3 N is a good start, thank you.
  2. For this event, it will be just an incentive to create the wallet, since the event focus for that day is another. If someone does wanna buy an NFT and has no access to Near we could sell it, but it won’t be the main objective.
  3. Have you created the store? we are on it and will try to make it happen today, I will let you know!

Let’s keep moving! :raised_hands:

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Hello, very grateful for the reception. I am very happy to join the Near community.

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Nice. We are learning to cultivate hidroponic strawberry. ^^ as an artist I would like ro contribute. Im a designer at formation also. My art works can be found at https://lynkfire.com/duOCELOT, but I can share material more related to the project.
Thanks.

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