[Apex Trybe Funding Proposal October/November]
Apex Trybe is more than just a collective under the Near Protocol; we are a decentralized record label connecting and empowering creatives to unleash their potential in the Web3 space. Our mission is to build a community that provides platforms and resources for artists, musicians, and creators in music, art, entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle. We aim to revolutionize the centralized ecosystem and foster self-sustainability for artists through our innovative strategies.
For more background information, here are links to our previous proposal and report
Link to previous proposal: PROPOSAL
Link to previous report:REPORT
- WHY IS THE TEAM BEST FOR THE FUNDS
COTMUSIC - A Creative Director, Musician, Producer and Audio Engineer with over a decade of experience. Actively engaged in the NEAR ecosystem for nearly two years, Tractions can be verified on the forum through this link: Link to Forum Profile.
Over this period have participated in several noteworthy projects within the NEAR ecosystem, including NxM, DAOrecords, BeatDao, and Blaqk Stereo. Serving as a Council member at Blaqk Stereo for over a year, I’ve successfully led multiple projects, conducted workshops, and organized events that facilitated the onboarding of numerous creatives into the NEAR ecosystem.LINKTREE
IZUCHI BISMARK - As a skilled and experienced AR, Artist Manager, and Vocal Coach Expert, He brings multiple years of expertise in managing and promoting the careers of talented artists. His deep understanding of art and the creative industry drives His passion for nurturing talent. LINKTREE
DACHI - A certified brand administrator with 3 years’ experience, excels in enhancing brand identity and crafting effective marketing strategies. With a mass communication degree, Dachi deeply understands brand management and consumer behavior. LINKTREE
UGO - A Web3 enthusiast and seasoned Project Strategist, excels at delivering successful projects across diverse industries. His deep understanding of the entire project lifecycle, coupled with experience in managing cross-functional teams, budgets, timelines, and risks, ensures timely and on-budget project completion. Ugo is a collaborative team player committed to project excellence. LINKTREE
BLANCMAVRO - An experienced product designer known for simplicity, attention to detail, and a relentless pursuit of innovation. With a diverse portfolio spanning startups to established companies, he excels at creating standout products in today’s competitive market.
Collectively, this team possesses the expertise, vision, and determination needed to drive meaningful outcomes
- ACHIEVEMENT INFORMATION ABOUT THE DAO
Over the past several months, we have been relentless and dedicated to cultivating a vibrant community of like-minded creatives. Our achievements during this period include successfully hosting our inaugural audio NFT drop, launching a PFP NFT collection, introducing the Trybe Podcast as an educational resource and platform for sharing success stories, and providing enlightenment to our community. Hosted a succesful Digital Art Contest that provided a platform for digital artist to showcase their talents and also mint their pieces on mintbase store
Additionally, in collaboration with BeatDAO, we proudly orchestrated our inaugural metaverse event.
We have been able to utilize couple of NEAR DAPPs to facilitate our DAOs activities
Here are some tractions:
NEAR SOCIAL 37 FOLLOWERS
TELEGRAM 90 MEMBERS
INSTAGRAM 78 FOLLOWERS
MINTBASE 58 NFTs
YOUTUBE 24 SUBSCRIBERS
ASTRODAO 22 ONCHAIN MEMBERS
- Proposals created - 56
- Council Members - 5
- Size of Community - 21 Community members on Astro/SputnikB
- Telegram 90
- Number of NFTs on Mintbase - 59
- Paras - 6
- Events in the Metaverse - 1
We don’t have any dapp built yet, we utilize the available dapps built on NEAR.
Music and Art
We are fostering a thriving community of Audio/Visual Artists on NEAR, promoting decentralized ownership, driving NEAR DAPP adoption, facilitating cross-border collaborations, creating sustainable economic opportunities, and providing valuable educational resources for artists in the Web3 era
Our Fundamental Mission
Providing unwavering support to artists within a decentralized ecosystem.
Facilitating seamless collaboration between DAOs.
Onboarding and Guiding creatives in transitioning into a decentralized economy.
Promoting widespread adoption and education regarding the NEAR Blockchain Operating System (NEAR BOS).
DAO’s Milestones for this proposal
Successful Execution: Ensure the successful execution of each project, meeting the defined project goals.
High Engagement and Participation: Achieve high levels of engagement and participation in these projects, measured by attendance and interaction.
Community Collaboration: Foster collaboration and networking among Audio/Visual Artists within and outside the Apex Trybe community.
Strategic Partnerships: Establish partnerships with other DAOs and web3 platforms to expand the reach and visibility of Apex Trybe’s initiatives.
Impactful Events: Host virtual events that leave a lasting impact, promoting the talents of Apex Trybe members.
Resourceful Support: Provide resources and support for Audio/Visual Artists to enhance their self-sustainability and independence in NFT creation and distribution.
Community Growth: Continue building and fostering a vibrant community with active members and contributors, reflecting the community’s strength and expansion.
[OPEN CALL] NEAR BOS WORKSHOP.
DESCRIPTION: Create an Open Call to create a workshop with the theme “BOS FOR CREATIVES”. This will be tailored to educate creatives on how to utilize the NEAR BLOCKCHAIN OPERATING SYSTEM, creating their first widget and maximizing the power of BOS as a creative
- Create opportunity and educational resource for creatives on maximizing the NEAR BOS
- Commuinity engagement
- Mass adaptation of NEAR BOS
- Content for social media
- Create an artwork and make an open call for workshop facilitator
- Annouce selected facilitator
- Host the workshop
BUDGET = $300 [facilitator fee]
THE TRYBE PODCAST
We are thrilled to have launched The Trybe Podcast. In our continuous efforts to empower and educate our vibrant community of artists and creators, we recognize the immense potential of podcasting as a medium for sharing knowledge, experiences, and insights within the Web3 and decentralized art space. The Trybe Podcast aims to be a dynamic platform for meaningful conversations, in-depth discussions, and thought-provoking interviews.
Educate and Empower: Our primary objective is to provide valuable educational content related to Web3 technology, blockchain, NFTs, and the broader decentralized ecosystem. We want to empower our community with the knowledge and resources needed to excel in these fields.
Inspire and Connect: Through engaging interviews with industry experts, renowned artists, and pioneers in the Web3 space, we aim to inspire our audience. We want to foster connections within our community and beyond, encouraging collaboration and innovation.
Showcase Talent: The podcast will serve as a platform to showcase the incredible talent within Apex Trybe. We will feature the works and stories of our artists, giving them the recognition they deserve.
- Web3 Insights: Exploring the latest developments in NEAR, Web3 technology, blockchain, and optimization of dapps built on NEAR
- NFT Revolution: Deep-diving into the world of NFTs, their impact on the art and music industries, and how artists can leverage them.
- Artist Spotlights: Highlighting the work and journeys of Apex Trybe artists, sharing their experiences and insights.
- Community Stories: Showcasing the successes, collaborations, and innovations within our Apex Trybe community.
- Industry Expertise: Interviews with experts, thought leaders, and influencers in the Web3 space.
The Apex Trybe Podcast will adopt a conversational and informative format. Episodes will range from 30 minutes to an hour, providing an in-depth exploration of each topic. We will also incorporate audience engagement by inviting questions and topic suggestions through our social media channels.
Community Growth: We anticipate an increase in community engagement and growth as we provide valuable content and foster connections among our members.
Educational Resource: The podcast will become a valuable resource for artists looking to navigate the Web3 landscape, ultimately boosting adoption.
Visibility: By featuring industry experts and artists, the podcast will increase the visibility of Apex Trybe and its members in the broader Web3 community.
Content: Each episode will serve as both long and short form content format across our social media platforms.
We propose allocating a total sum of $800 for:
Guest Coordination: We actively source and schedule diverse, high-quality guests for engaging interviews.
Research & Agenda: We invest hours in researching each guest and preparing detailed agendas for insightful conversations.
Recording Sessions: Our podcast episodes run for 30 minutes to 2 hours, fostering in-depth discussions and capturing valuable insights.
Post-Production: We spend approximately 4 to 6 hours per episode on editing, ensuring seamless audio quality and a polished final product.
Distribution & Promotion: We maximize reach through direct messaging, social media, and engaging with our audience.
Clip Creation: Freelancers create engaging clips to promote current and past episodes, extending our content’s impact.
This process ensures the Apex Trybe Podcast consistently delivers valuable, engaging content to our audience. Quality and audience satisfaction guide each step.
We are request $400 to shoot and record each episode and a budget of $800 for successful execution of two episodes.
The Apex Trybe Podcast is poised to become a cornerstone of our community’s educational and inspirational efforts. We believe that by creating this platform, we can further our mission of empowering artists and creators in the Web3 era. We kindly request the support of Apex Trybe and our wider community to bring this exciting project to life.
APEX TRYBE X CYPHER ALLEY
We are excited to present a collaborative event between Apex Trybe and Cypher Alley, combining the power of music and the metaverse. The “Apex Trybe x Cypher Alley Metaverse Rap Battle” is an innovative and immersive experience that will showcase the talent of rap artists.
The primary objective of this event is to bring together rap artists, music enthusiasts, and the metaverse community to create a unique and unforgettable rap cypher experience in the metaverse. This event aims to:
Promote Metaverse Engagement: Encourage participation and engagement within the metaverse, highlighting its potential for creative expression.
Showcase Rap Talent: Provide a platform for talented rap artists to showcase their skills and connect with a broader audience.
Foster Community Collaboration:Strengthen the bonds between Apex Trybe and Cypher Alley communities through collaboration and shared experiences.
DESCRIPTION: We will be collaborating with Jon blok of BeatDao to host a metaverse rap battle. The event will feature:
Live Rap Performances: A rap beat will be made available. To enter, each rapper will record 60 secords of them rapping on the beat.
Metaverse Art Gallery: An interactive art gallery within the metaverse will display artwork inspired by rap and hip-hop culture.
Virtual Meet and Greet: Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists virtually and interact with them.
Five rappers will be shortlisted from all entries to battle on the metaverse.
To ensure the success of this event, we propose a budget of $500, which will cover expenses related to artist fees, metaverse platform fees, marketing, and technical support.
Promotion We will promote the event through various channels, including social media, community channels and Blog posts, Additionally, we will create promotional materials such as posters and teaser videos to generate excitement.
The “Apex Trybe x Cypher Alley Metaverse Rap Battle” is a groundbreaking event that merges the worlds of music and the metaverse. We believe this collaboration will not only entertain and inspire but also strengthen the sense of community collaboration.
THE TRYBE DIGITAL ART EXHIBITION 2023
DESCRIPTION : Create an open call for art submission with the theme “UNDILUTED”, entries will be made on Near.Social. Shortlisted art will be minting art works on apex trybe mintbase store for the digital art exhibition.
- Artist support and a platform to showcase outstanding art pieces
- NFT creation and minting
- Commuinity engagement
- Utilization of NEAR DAPPS
BUDGET $200 will be allocated to purchase two outstanding art pieces that are authentic and interpretes the theme properly.
Marketing Proposal: Apex Trybe Visibility Boost
Enhance Apex Trybe’s visibility within the Web3 and creative communities, attracting new members and increasing engagement.
Social Media Ads: $100
Content Creation: $100
Influencer Collab: $50
Community Engagement: $50
- Ads ($100):
Targeted ads on Twitter and Instagram.
Promote events, NFT drops, and the Trybe Podcast.
- Content ($100):
Create engaging visuals and blogs.
Collaborate for user-generated content.
- Influencers ($50):
Partner with micro-influencers.
Shoutouts, guest appearances.
- Community ($50):
- Host contests, AMAs, encourage sharing.
Two months, with ongoing adjustments.
Increased social engagement.
Higher podcast listenership.
More website activity.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE DAO’S OBJECTIVES?
Community Growth: Increase the number of active members and contributors to Apex Trybe, creating a vibrant and engaged community.
Artist Empowerment: Help artists gain independence and self-sustainability in the Web3 space through NFT creation and distribution.
Web3 Adoption: Promote the adoption and use of NEAR DAPPsl and other decentralized technologies within web3 space
Collaboration: Foster collaborations and partnerships with other DAOs and Web3 platforms to expand the reach and impact of Apex Trybe’s initiatives.
Educational Impact: Provide valuable educational resources and support to help artists navigate the complexities of Web3 and decentralized technologies.
Economic Opportunities: Create sustainable economic opportunities for artists by facilitating the monetization and distribution of their works through NFT marketplaces and other channels.
Each objective will have its specific goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure its success in contributing to the overall mission and vision of Apex Trybe. These objectives and goals collectively help steer the DAO towards its desired impact in the Web3 space.
ROADMAP OF OBECTIVES
- BOS WORKSHOP [OCTOBER 2023]
- THE TRYBE PODCAST [OCTOBER - NOVEMBER]
- CYPHER ALLEY [NOVEMBER]
- ART EXHIBITION [DECEMBER]
- Ovarall Community Growth
- Artist Empowerment: Provide platform for artist to showcase their skill set to a larger and newer audience
- Provision of educational resources
- Web3 Adoption and onboarding of creatives into the NEAR ecosystem
- Cultural and Social Impact.
COUNCIL MEMBER ROLES
- COTMUSIC - THE TRYBE PODCAST
- IZUCHI - APEX X CYPHER ALLEY
- UGO - BOS WORKSHOP / PROECT MANAGER
- DACHI - ART EXHIBITION / SMM
- BLANCMAVRO - MARKETING AND WEBSITE OPTIMIZATION
Collectively all team members hands will be on deck to ensure all project are successfully executed.
Requesting a 30% allocation from the total budget for council and moderator compensation.
Total request number: $3,000 USD in nUSDC