[Closed] C1 Foundation funding for March/April 2023

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 Chidiebube was introduced into the Near community on February 8th 2022 through Dedeukwu and has been an active member of C1 Guild, she had utilized her profound social media/ digital marketing and writing skills to help grow the community. She has been the social media manager, marketer, content researcher and creator for the C1 community from mid 2022 till date and looks forward hitting many more milestones.

Mr_Royalty created and organized the first C1 Model contest and holds a free welomed phyiscsical “KNOW MY C1” weekly students’ section.

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 itself for.

2. Achievements

The most recent achievement is the C1/Shiny Gloves partnership agreement on 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 one of the states in Nigeria and will expand to others.

Based on the agreement, C1 Foundation’s sponsorship was used to increase the number of classrooms from 3 to 4, raising the number of students from 2000 to about 2500.

Other achievements include but not limited to the following:

  1. The first C1 Model contest

  2. C1 Newsletter

  3. Supporting creatives on the street

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

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

  6. 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/

Website: https://www.c1foundation.io/

YouTube: c1foundation dum_unu - YouTube

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 council 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.

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

  2. 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.

  3. Roadmap: Click on the link for info​:point_down:t5:


  1. Project: C1 Newsletter November/December payment

Expected outcome: Bringing readers up to date by publicize activities of C1, profiling members, NFT releases, tips and announcement from other Guilds, Near info, web3 education and NFT Crypto watch.

Activities & timelines: To be published in April.

Budget: $675 in $USDT

  1. Project: C1 / Shiny Gloves Club / Everyone Eats Entertainment

Expected Outcome: Create a video NFT for the recording artist ClassiQ. Snippets of the video will be used to market an NFT campaign as well as the complete video being minted as an NFT. The promo material will be shared on the artists social medias which has a reach of over 300,000 people. We expect to onboard users to near through the sale of the NFT via Music Feast. With C1s revenue share for the production of the video, we will work towards developing a music lab in collaboration with Shiny Gloves.

  1. Project: Art material for Shiny Gloves Club
  1. Project: Onboard and Cohost NftyTribe’s exhibition
  1. Project: Creative Marketing.

DAO’s objective: To create opportunities for the less fortunate, by providing the tools needed to create and revenue sources through the blockchain and NFTs.

Community or the team members’ role: Community’s role is to help other creatives and support their works, creating awareness of blockchain as well as web3 education.

Members play diverse role which unite to produce a common goal, making it possible for C1 to achieve it’s objectives. Please refer to members contribution stated above already.

Total request number: 3285 + 1500 for the council
= 4785

DAO on-chain address (target wallet): c1foundation.sputnik-dao.near

Cc: @Acho @Mr_Royalty @JCB @Dedeukwu


Hey @reespect

CreativesDAO won’t fund projects that are already finished, besides, as it’s already completed, have you noticed your expected outcome? Can you provide any evidence to prove it?

I see that C1 is going to collaborate with EEE and NftyTribe which is awesome news, however, could you please provide detailed timelines related to your proposals and its objectives + what wallets are going to receive requested amounts?

Also, please provide the total requested amount.

Additionally, please provide more details regarding Shiny Gloves and its impact on the artists and NEAR, thanks!

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Hi @Paul thank you for your questions.

Regarding EEE and shiny gloves club. We recognize under the new direction the limited funding over the course of they year so we want to be as impactful as possible. This is why we have facilitated partnerships with other brands with similar goals to onboard into the space.

Shiny gloves club is establishing physical classes ( DAO’s will be established for each class / collection ) and onboarding artists from the least privileged of areas. This benefits them by giving opportunities to those who would not normally have them, while at the same time educating on how blockchain can benefit their lives. A percentage of the sales go back into creating more programs which will in turn on as a natural onboarding mechanism. Each shiny gloves class will be a collection of NFTs. We will push them to market as charity pieces and donation with the help of shiny gloves clubs marketing efforts.

As for the collaboration with EEE, the goal is to reach and convert 1% of Classiqs fanbase which would be 3000 individuals. Wallets will be auto-created through EEE’s on-ramping feature in order to simplify the process. The 3000 users would involve minimum of two transactions which would the wallet generation and the purchase of the NFT. We will have the audience captured in the locked discord at that point and can direct them and educate them through EEE’s community engagement.

The wallet address will jcb.near for $1000 USD and will be used for the production of the video NFT.

If the proposal is approved, we can start planning immediately to have a running start at production. Production should take two weeks, and this will coincide with EEE’s initial push beginning March 31st.

I’d be happy to connect with any creative mods in order to give a demo of EEEs platform so they can see how it works.

Thank you


Total budget for 5 projects: 675+1000+110+1000+500 = 3285

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Hey dude, you seem to be missing something here pls calculate better or maybe schedule a call for clarification also keep in mind that the council’s budget is inclusive.

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Pls check the proposal and give detailed budget in the main proposal.

I don’t think this is even my job




I’m happy to make a snapshot here :blush: please note that we treat this proposal as the final one!

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hiii william, yes the snapshot is correct. the only thing missing is the council fee

Have you explained this in the proposal?

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yes i just added, thank you.

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Sorry, you can’t modify the total amount after the proposal is reviewed.

(Even if you can, every budget item affects the score you get. Considering this way of capital distribution, it may lowering the total point you get => causing the proposal to get rejected)

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my understanding is that the council is entitled to a 30% fee. we were very focused on the body of the project itself and that’s what caused the oversight. it will be very difficult for the 4 of us to work without pay. my ask is that you and the entire @creativesdao-council lean into the most human decision to make.

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I believe that it is the responsibility of the DAO to ensure that proposals are presented in a transparent and well-organized manner from the start. This also includes the requested amount.

It is essential to maintain fairness in the decision-making process, and changing the requested amount after the evaluation period seems to be not right at all.


In that case i believe we have to go through a community poll to decide if the proposal is going to be rejected or approved because it’s obvious that nothing will happen in the approved projects if the councils are not paid because y’all can’t conclude and it’s final. There was a proper arrangement of this proposal but Reespect wasn’t feeling strong and that caused the mistake.

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It was an oversight, and not a lack of transparency. It’s a new Council and people have been out of submitting proposals for nearly 6 months. You can see that all proposals submitted for C1 activities this round do not include council fees. Since when would a proposal not include council fees? They don’t… It was just an oversight.

Mistakes happen guys, people are dealing with things and we as a community should not penalize over simple mistakes.

That’s my opinion, and ask y’all to reconsider that portion.


Hello fam.

Pls., I’ll urge and plead that the right thing should be done by considering we(the council) in this budget. It has been reviewed,tested and approved by the community before submission.

Clearly stated. Thanks @reespect :clap: :clap:

This proposal was approved on March 16th under the CreativesDAO funding vertical for the following details:

Total amount in USD: $3285


Cc: @creativesdao-council


As discussed, I’m closing this proposal.
C1 has submitted a new one, with an updated total amount.
FYI @creativesdao-council