[GUIDE] How to submit a funding proposal to Creatives DAO

Creatives DAO is a community of communities made up of creators building on NEAR.

We support on-chain communities through the following process:

Become part of the Creatives DAO

  1. Introduction: Forum post where the Guild / on-chain community explains its purpose and presents its members.
  1. Filling the following form applying to be included in the Creatives DAO.

Propose a funding request

  1. Create a forum proposal within the first 7 days of the month you are applying

The proposal should include:

  • Funding breakdown,
  • If applicable - community members who will be engaged in the activity,
  • Metrics of success,
  • Value generation.

Funding & proposal structure

Please follow the guidelines when submitting your monthly report and proposal - keeping it clear, simple, and detailed so that it can be reviewed easily. Please create a separate forum post for each project of your DAO and link it to the monthly budget. Use USD values for the proposals.




In Post:

Project/Council Members:





Funding Scheme: Monthly/One-off

Total Requested Funding Amount:

Projects & Timelines:

[summary of all Guild/DAO ongoing or new creative projects and the breakdown of the funding requested per project; please link to previous Guild/DAO approved posts with additional project details as these projects must be already voted through the appropriate council before funding can be requested from the Creatives DAO]

Metrics to measure success:

Suggested Metrics for Creatives DAO grant proposals

Anything else the Creatives DAO Council should know?

  1. Filling the following form applying for funding from the Creatives DAO.

Final funding steps

If the proposal is approved, then you have the moderators as trusted backers that have given their approval using their specialized discretion in filtering the most appropriate proposals. If rejected by the moderators, you may still propose your proposal to the council for potential approval without the backup of the moderators but will need to recruit votes from 30% of the DAOs by validating your reasoning as to why your proposal should be approved even with its current rejected status.

  1. Create a poll in the Creatives DAO, linking to the forum link of the approved proposal within it:

  1. The Creatives DAO Council will approve or reject the poll.

  2. Once the poll has been voted on, please start the payout process by filling out this form. You will then receive an email to start your KYC (Know your customer) process and once confirmed, a “reward agreement” to receive the tokens.

Please note that this last step is not in the Creative’s hands, therefore we are not able to give an insight on timelines or delays.

For more details, please check [New Process] Community Payouts!

After receiving funding

  1. After funding is received, if received by an individual, the funding should be sent directly to the DAOs wallet for decentralized decision making around the allocation of funds. Once funds are distributed and proposals are realized, it is expected to receive a full report of the funding spent and achievements resulting.
  • NF has made it a requirement for receivers to take on the legal liability of funds received. At this moment, individuals are allowed to KYC and take on liability as representatives of their DAO. This is a great immediate solution but not a long term system we should maintain. As we move forward as an organization, Creatives DAO would like to reach a point where all DAOs being funded are legally wrapped to ensure systems of decentralization and protect Creatives DAO in the event that we transition into directly funding DAOs (rather than NF directly funding DAOs). Because of this, DAOs are advised to register for Legal Wrapper in the near future to prepare for these transitions.


  • Recently on-boarded Guilds can request up to $2000 USD per month. On receipt of a well-documented report of the first month of funding and clear intent, for the second month, the DAO can apply for up equivalent USD $3,000. After 2 months of funding with reports, having established itself in the community, the DAO can be considered for the $5,000 tier of funding and for a place on the Creatives DAO council with voting rights.

  • Council members can use 30% of total requested funds as a reward for their time and engagement in monthly DAO Management, 70% should go directly to the community or for building tools. If any activity is being managed by a community member (not one of the council) then a member has a right to request 30% (maximum) of the total requested amount for a particular project of the DAO.

  • Funding proposal should contain attached report for the previous month

  • Costs for social media should be requested directly to the Marketing DAO, or a DAO can use free marketing opportunities in the CreativesDAO ecosystem, presented below: [RESOURCES] Promote your project

  • Proposals shared or forms filled after the 7th of the month will not be considered

  • Monthly report should be submitted before the next funding request

  • DAO should respond to the provided metrics from the beginning of the month in order to show their progress

  • Councils of more than 2 DAOs will not receive council fee for the third DAO

  • Replies with approval or rejection can be expected before the 15th day of the month

Thank you very much for your input from all of us Creative Moderators. If you have any questions you can also reach us on telegram, or on our Discord server.

Provided guide shouldn’t be treated as a strict form of writing proposals and reporting, however, we strongly recommend sticking with the provided above the considerations.

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[APPROVED] Funding Proposal for Philosophers DAO – August 2022
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[APPROVED] August Budget Overview - Demonstra DAO
[APPROVED] NxM DAO Funding Proposal - August 2022
[CLOSED] Legal Wrapper and LLC
[CLOSED] Legal Wrapper and LLC
[APPROVED] Filipino Artist Guild Funding Request [August 2022]
[ Closed ] August Funding for DAOLLYWOOD
[APPROVED] Graffiti Dao Month Of August Funding Proposal
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[PROPOSAL] RAINDROPSDAO | Funding Proposal | September 2022
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[APPROVED] IIMG Funding Request - September 2022
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[Closed] Seven Vision DAO | September 2022 | Creative Proposal
[Closed] REBELWISE DAO | September 2022 | Creative Funding
[Closed] Nothin But Hits Clothing DAO - September 2022
[APPROVED] Funding Proposal for The Philosophers DAO - September, 2022
[APPROVED] VanDAO Monthly Funding - September 2022
[APPROVED] tataoim dao – september 2022
[APPROVED] ZON-Verse DAO - Funding Proposal for September
[APPROVED] IIMG Funding Request - September 2022
[APPROVED] Changa Records DAO September Funds
[APPROVED] LP DAO September budget
[APPROVED] NEAR DIGITALFASHION DAO funding Proposal for September, 2022
[CLOSED] Mãe Solteira Records DAO September Budget
[Approved] criatura&beri - september 2022
[Approved] Kalakendra September 2022
[Approved] Garden Collective DAO - September 2022 Funding Request
[Approved] fra-DAO - overview - september - 2022 budget
[Approved] Marma J Foundation September budget
[Approved] Upcycled dao budget | september 2022
[Approved] INA DAO Monthly Budget for September/2022
[Approved] Funding Request FEMINU DAO September 22
[APPROVED] planet lukukul: funding request, september 2022
[Closed] Dance DAO’s Funding Request For The Month of September, 2022
[Closed] Dance DAO’s Funding Request For The Month of September, 2022
[APPROVED] Thespians DAO Funding Proposal for September, 2022
[APPROVED] Program Funding by Svara DAO for September 2022
[Approved] Burlesque DAO -- September 2022 Funding Request (Overview)
[Approved] Blaqk Stereo September Budget
[Approved] Nomade Label DAO funding request for SEPTEMBER
[Approved] NADA DAO second budget request (September, 2022)
[Approved] - Procd Dao Financing for September 2022
[Approved] LENS DAO monthly budget for September 2022
[Closed] Near Gospel Creative Workshop
[APPROVED] Graffiti Dao September 2022 Budget Proposal
[Approved] DJ DAO Funding - SEPTEMBER 2022
[Approved] Gruta DAO September 2022 Funding Request
[APPROVED] NEAR Artisans family DAO September budget
[Approved] Capital Guild Community funding request for September
[Approved] Spirityut September 22 Budget
[Approved] Young Fresh Dao September 2022 Funding Request (Overview)
[APPROVED] planet lukukul: funding request, september 2022
[Approved] Antimetodo DAO first funding September
[APPROVED] Master Minds DAO (Funding Request for September 2022)
[Approved] C1 guild for september 2022
[APPROVED] EFAM DAO Monthly Funding Proposal - July 2022
[APPROVED] MotionDAO September 2022 Kernel B7 Adventures, AI Fever, Performative NFTs and here and now
[Introduction] ctrl.BUILDERS | Metaverse Builders Guild | NEAR OUTPOST
[Proposal] Register for Legal Wrapper
[Approved] Changa Records DAO July Funds
[Closed] Dance DAO for the Month of July
[APPROVED] INA DAO Monthly Budget for July
[UNDER REVIEW BY COMMUNITY ] Childrens of The DAO Budget July 2022
[CONCLUED] workshop experiences 2
[Approved] Garden Collective - July Funding Request 2022
[Closed] Budget Funding for Near Style and Merchandise DAO for the Month of July
Announcement to PAUSE Transitional Decisions of Creatives DAO
[Introduction + Proposal]Mandala DAO - Connecting Millions of Mandala Artist into Near into the form of NFTs] Mandala DAO- July-2022
[CLOSED] feminu dao funding request july / 2022
Announcement to PAUSE Transitional Decisions of Creatives DAO
[APPROVED] Free Horses + Creatives DAO [July]
[CLOSED] feminu dao funding request july / 2022
[REPORT] Creatives DAO Moderator - Paul
[APPROVED] Seven Vision DAO | Creative Funding | August 2022
[APPROVED] Seven Vision DAO | Creative Funding | August 2022
[CLOSED] Mãe Solteira Records DAO August funding request
[APPROVED] near fashion dao- august-2022
[Approved] MotionDAO August 2022: Collective Practice, Motion and Encounters [Main]
[APPROVED] NADA DAO first budget (August, 2022)