The current Creatives DAO Council (@chloe and I) have been considering ways in which we can begin to involve more of the creative community in the daily operations and governance of the DAO vertical, responsible for funding creative Guilds and DAOs in the NEAR Ecosystem since June.
Therefore, we are posting our first step on the path to decentralization:
an open call to the creative community for council members.
How do I qualify for a council position?
you have proposed a minimum of 2 successful proposals to the Creatives SputnikDAO;
then you are eligible for a Creatives DAO council position!
Reply to this thread to state your interest with a bit about yourself, your Telegram handle, and the activities you’ve undertaken in the NEAR creative community so far.
Please submit your interest in being considered for one of the 3 council spots we are opening on the Creatives DAO by this Saturday, September 18 at 6pm EST.
After Saturday, we will assess the candidacy of each of the individuals who have replied on this thread and will [Approve] the 3 most engaged creative community members to post a new proposal to the SputnikDAO to join as a council member.
As soon as next Monday, September 20, we hope to have a fully-fledged council of 5 on the Creatives DAO.
These new council members can then expect to:
respond to and engage with all monthly budgetary proposals from the white-listed Guilds and DAOs to ensure that there is enough information present and the Creatives DAO [GUIDE]s are being followed within the proposal for them to vote in good faith when it goes to the DAO for a payout vote;
respond to and engage with all prospective creative community leaders posting their introductory posts on the Forum to help welcome and direct them to the Creative Guild Leaders Telegram chat;
engage with the creative community leaders in the Creative Guild Leaders Telegram chat - no one is expecting everyone to have the answers but if you have insights, information, or resources to share we’ll be looking to you to help our leaders trouble-shoot, brainstorm, and connect with one another;
attend and host weekly Creative Leaders meetups (traditionally held on Saturdays at 3-4pm EST but always subject to change dates and times) to help foster the NEAR Creative Community;
jointly work together to host another Creative Communities Forum event sometime in November or December to offer an additional opportunity for community members to connect and promote their various projects and activities (Reference: [PROPOSAL + REPORT] Creatives Community Forum event (not this forum, another one...) - #6 by mecsbecs).
For this, we will offer these 3 new council members $USD 500 for the two weeks of September; then USD $1,000 monthly moving forward for as long as they choose to remain as active contributing members of the council.
If the above sounds feasible and exciting to you, register your desire to join the council below now!
Following this open call, we plan on launching the Creatives DAO on Astro when it’s live at the beginning of October to be able to take advantage of the new UI and to further decentralize the council so every white-listed creative Guild and DAO is able to vote on all proposals (funding or otherwise) submitted to the DAO. We aim to get there as part of our Q4 OKRs - which will be posted before the month of September is out.