[GUIDE] Proposal & Payout process for Creatives DAO

Getting Started with Creatives DAO

Where previously a council of individuals voted on the proposals, we are now a DAO of DAOs, whereby each DAO, who has passed the requirements and has been voted in via AstroDAO, can vote on proposals. This has been an interesting process over the past four months as we step further away from centralisation and encourage more community engagement and exercising of voting power.

If your DAO wants to take part, please let us know and we will add it to the council. You can contact us in the Creatives TG chat. 1

Who can apply for funding for the Creatives DAO?

Guilds or DAOs with a creative purpose can apply for creative projects.

The Creative DAO does NOT fund projects from individuals. If this is your case, please contact a Guild or DAO in the ecosystem that serves the purpose (music, gaming, digital arts etc.).

The Creatives DAO does NOT fund projects retrospectively. We recommend waiting for the approval of your monthly budget by the Creatives DAO before working on projects or paying out participants.

The following guide will be updated but general conditions remain the same:

If you have a proposal related to marketing, we recommend submitting this to the Marketing Vertical 2.

We as Creatives DAO moderators have been discussing how to best build trust within our community and incentivise organisation and clear communication. As a result of this, we have come up with an addition to the funding guidelines specific to new DAOs being formed. This tiering funding system applies to all DAOs, regardless of council members’ previous experience in the ecosystem:

  • First month requires a concise introduction to the DAO with a separate funding request that can equal up to the equivalent USD $2,000, to be paid out in $NEAR tokens or stable coin (see point #5 in this attached link). Once the funding proposal is approved by the Creatives Moderators, it is then voted on in Astro DAO by the Creatives DAO council via a poll. We would like to emphasise that this does not mean you need to immediately aim for this figure, but instead select some core ideas & projects that will help build a strong base for your DAO going forward.

  • 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, to be paid out in $NEAR tokens or stable coin.

  • 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.

  • In order to move a step closer towards the goal of decentralisation, the Creatives DAO asks for community members to limit the amount of council positions on DAOs on the Creatives DAO Council to 2 separate DAOS. Any member with several council positions above this number may slow up or put a halt on the proposal process of that DAO.

The council payout of each DAO can take up to 30% of the budget ( for ex. Budget 5000 USD - council payout 1500 USD)


We ask all Guilds and DAOs in the Creatives sector to submit their reports from the previous month as well as the new budget by the 7th day of each month in order to have their payout request more efficiently processed. .

Overview of the process

Once a DAO has been initiated and proposes it’s first monthly budget, the procedure will go as follows:

  • After some discussion the creatives DAO moderators will revise and vote on whether or not the proposal follows the guidelines. If marked approved by a moderator, the next steps are then posted in the comments section below by that moderator. If not, further dialogue will occur.

  • Once approved by the creatives DAO moderators, the DAO will create a poll in Creatives DAO astrodao for the community to vote on. If the poll is passed through with sufficient votes, a google form will be sent to the DAO for one of the council to fill in. This is the start of the KYC process and it is now in the hands of NEAR foundation.

  • Please allow time for this process to occur and factor it into your project planning.

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 forum post for each project of your DAO and link it into the monthly budget (example 3). Use USD values for the proposals.




In Post:

Project/Council Members:


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]

Anything else the Creatives DAO Council should know?


The Creative DAO now has moderators instead of singular council members, which will help you with the forum administration and will confirm if your proposal fits within the guidelines of the new system.

  1. Post your monthly budget and the moderators will check if it is according to the guidelines, if there is any information missing etc. We also encourage DAOs to check out the monthly proposals they are going to vote on through the later Astro DAO poll.

  2. Tag @creative-mods in the forum once the proposal is posted (you can also post is to the Creatives DAO telegram group).

  3. When the review is done and the status of the forum post is changed to [APPROVED] by one of the moderators, you can create a poll to approve the budget in the Creatives DAO on Astro, linking to the approved proposal within it. Once the poll is posted, add the link to the comments of your monthly budget post for everyone’s reference.

  4. The DAOs in the Creatives Council will now vote for your poll.
    :point_right: :point_right:Instruction on how to vote as a DAO with a custom function call. 5 :point_left: :point_left:

  5. Once the poll has been voted on, please start the payout process by filling out this google form 5. 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 Creatives DAO’s hands, therefore we are not able to give an insight on timelines or delays.

Recommended structure for writing monthly reports:

Custom function call for council DAOs to vote on polls/proposals

To be posted in your own DAO

To approve:


“id”: IDnumber of proposal in Creatives DAO,

“action”: “VoteApprove”


To reject:


“id”: IDnumber of proposal in Creatives DAO,

“action”: “VoteReject”


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.

[APPROVED] BeatDAO Budget | May-22
[REPORT] Creatives DAO Moderator Role - ted.iv
[APPROVED] Family DAO Artisan Project MAY Budget
[REPORT] 5 Months as a Creatives DAO Moderator
[APPROVED] VN Artists Dao – May - 2022 Funding Request (Overview)
[APPROVED] VN Artists Dao – May - 2022 Funding Request (Overview)
[APPROVED] Scout DAO Funding MAY 2022
[APPROVED] VN Artists Dao – May - 2022 Funding Request (Overview)
[APPROVED] HypeDAO June 2022 Funding Request Budget
[APPROVED] Second Founding FEMINU DAO - May 22
[APPROVED] ZON-Verse DAO - Funding Proposal for JUNE
[APPROVED] Dandelions and Honeybees Full Funding Proposal, June 2022
[APPROVED] The Penmanship Guild June Funding
[RESOURCES] Onboarding Materials for Creatives
[Approved] Mãe Solteira Records DAO June's funding request
[APPROVED] Funding Proposal for Spiritual DAO – June 2022
[APPROVED] BeatDAO Budget | June-22
[APPROVED] June for MintbaseDAO
[APPROVED] Scout DAO Projects JUNE
[APPROVED] Program Funding by Svara DAO for June 2022
[APPROVED] Near x Art Dao Project Funding For June 2022
[Proposal] Next steps for the Creatives DAO [Community Draft]
[APPROVED] Onboarding DAO - June funding
[APPROVED] The Penmanship Guild June Funding
[APPROVED] Budget muti Guild June
[APPROVED] Writer’s Guild Funding Proposal for June, 2022
[APPROVED] EFAM DAO Monthly Funding Proposal - July 2022
[APPROVED] VN Artists Dao – June- 2022 Funding Request (Overview)
[APPROVED] VN Artists Dao – June- 2022 Funding Request (Overview)
[APPROVED] fra-DAO - overview - June 2022 budget
[APPROVED] Incubadora DAO June budget overview
[Approved] INA DAO Monthly Budget for June
[APPROVED] COSMIA DAO June fund request
[Approved] Arroz Criativo budget June 2022
[CONCLUDED] Nômade Label DAO June Funding Request
[APPROVED] criatura&beri – junho 2022
[approved] capital guild june 2022 funding request
[APPROVED] - Gambiarra DAO funding for June 2022
[APPROVED] Blaqk Stereo May Budget
[APPROVED] monthly budget - june - lens dao
[APPROVED] Spirityut Budget /July 2022
[CLOSED] First Proposal Limoeiro DAO / AUGUST 2022
[APPROVED] Artivist DAO funding request - June 2022
[APPROVED] Changa Records DAO May Funds
[Proposal] HypeDAO Budget April '22
[Propsal] Creative Dance promotion for $Near
[APPROVED] Program Funding by Svara DAO for May 2022
[APPROVED] muti Guild May
[APPROVED] Artivist funding request - May 2022
[Proposal] Culinary DAO's Funding Proposal For The Month Of May
[Proposal] Tamago & Friday Meetups on Tama Island
[APPROVED] FEMINU DAO Funding Request - June 2022
[APPROVED] CAPITAL GUILD First Funding request for the month of MAY
[Approved] Rare Vandal x Edofuku Collaboration
[APPROVED] Artivist funding request - May 2022
[APPROVED] Incubadora DAO May budget overview
[APPROVED] Filipino Artists Guild Funding Request - JUNE 2022 (Overview)

awesome! Thank you so much for putting this together! I think these changes are for the best!


Thank you so much @ted.iv & @creativesdao-mods clear enough, and the best :clap:t2::fleur_de_lis::brown_heart:


Very well explained, thank you @creativesdao-mods

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Thanks for putting this together @creativesdao-mods

Well explained :blush::blush: