Proposal FEMINU DAO - Essences and origins
- Near account for payment: najunft.near
- Near account for payment: mayramendes.near
Holding an exhibition that will be part of the opening party for the FEMINU Gallery building in the Voxels metaverse (formerly Cryptovoxels) from July 10th to 25th, 2022 with the invited artists selected.
Objetivo: Upon reading the Industry wired magazine report from May 17th, the need arose to create a movement that would integrate diversity into the platform, in order for the intention of decentralization, also social, to become a reality.
The “Essences and Origins” event will aim to recruit 5 new non-white members to enter the NEAR universe and give them a prominent place with a virtual exhibition on cryptovoxels, where they will present four of their artworks.
Justification: Be part of the opening of the FEMINU building will bring a lot of visibility to the exhibition and the black artists, and consequently to the Near Foundation to support diversity issues, which is one of the principles of FEMINU DAO. The intention behind this project is not only to raise funds but to promote the development of a network that makes these members feel supported and represented. By creating this network and giving support, the probability that these members will become future assets in NEAR and even small investors becomes high.
As mentioned in the objective of this project, below is an excerpt taken from an Industry Wired magazine article.
“Racism in NFT Space exists and so the NFT Space Needs to Do More to Uplift Black Artists.
It’s no secret that Racism in NFT Space exists and white guys dominate crypto circles; after all, the “crypto bro” caricature has existed for decades. Men hold upwards of 70% of the world’s cryptocurrency accounts by 2022, with white men accounting for 62 percent of that total. Given that the NFT ecosystem was born in the crypto sphere, it’s easy to see how this demography has migrated to our new blockchain-based creative economy. These systemic concerns with representation in the NFT community. It is discovered that there weren’t any high-profile NFT projects that were led by Black NFT artists and focused completely on Black voices or Black crypto art.
But it’s not only about a lack of representation, we’ve witnessed widespread Racism in NFT Space, prejudice, and discrimination in the crypto sphere. While Web3 may offer a solution to centralization’s fundamental technical and censorship-related problems, the spread of Racism in NFT Space across social media has only grown a thorn in the digital era’s side.
In the NFT space, there is diversity. There are numerous creators and innovators of color in the community. That is true. But why aren’t there more non-white people in the ecosystem’s top tier? Why are Black NFT artists and builders still underrepresented on lists of “top persons in NFTs”? What can we all do to guarantee that Black creators and other people of color are more represented in the NFT space?”
Essences and Origins becomes NFT: A collection of all the visual works will be available in the gallery at the 3XR Space.
The preparation for the event is already being organized since May 2022 through meetings and conversations among those involved.
Between the end of June and the beginning of July we intend to choose 5 black artists interested in joining the ecosystem through this proposal.
On July 4th, 2022 we will start onboarding of the 5 artists as they join so that they can mint their works later.
Essences and Origins Exhibition will be opening on the same date as the opening of the FEMINU Gallery, a 4-story building, with a party at cryptovoxels, which will be available here and social networks such as Twitter, Instagram, telegram and active NFT groups. We also count on the support of the mintbase platform to promote the entry of these artists through @reginamintbase.
The exhibition will consist of 20 artworks, with 4 NFTs authored by each of the 5 black artists, minted with encouragement from Mintbase.
Before minting, the metacurator @ghini will curate the artworks.
Budget: USD 500 in NEAR
USD 200 in NEAR to be paid to najunft.near
USD 200 in NEAR to be paid to @Mayramendes
USD 100 in NEAR to be paid to 5 artists ( USD 20 each)
1 - RAFFA GOMES @/RafffaGomess
2 - Marcos Palhano: @/ MarcosPalhano16
3 - Silvania @/cerqueira.silvania
4 - KEL @/kelveira_
5 - Pacha Pinta @/pachapinta
Link Curriculo: @artistNAJU I https://lynkfire.com/artistNAJU
Link Curriculum : @mayramendes.photo I @mayramendes.photo | Linktree