[Hackathon_may] VR Online Art Residency

Project title: VR Online Artistic Residence

One-liner: purpose: we’ll organize an Artistic Residence to facilitate collaboration between VR developers and non-digital fine artists.

Project DAO: VR-dao

Challenge area: “Propose your own challenge”.

Project members


Project summary

We’d like to create an online artistic residency program which will bring together emerging non-digital artists, art researchers and VR developers to facilitate their collaboration and mutual growth. This online residency program will provide a series of online talks, webinars and workshops about Art + Technology, NFTs, augmented reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR), from the standpoint of visual arts and art research, promoting dialogue and collaboration. One of the main goals of this online art residency is to give opportunity for non-digital artists to create VR art projects in collaboration with VR developers/builders, facilitating the encounter between traditional media art and new-media art. The program will include academic art researchers and professional curators presentations with possible challenges and visions for the future of art (its ecosystem, market, production, institutions).


  • create a platform and community to discuss art + technology (NFTs, VR art, AR art)

  • promote emerging artists

  • push boundaries: create a channel of communication between non-digital artists and VR builders; create a channel between Academic Art Research and blockchain technology.

  • help closing the gap between the traditional/mainstream art channels (museums, art institutions, universities, artists-run projects) and DAOs.

  • implementation of projects and transactions in the NEAR ecosystem.

  • help create NEAR Wallets and introduce the participants to the different platforms in which they can interact with peers.

  • use the NEAR token to reward participants.

  • discuss ideas and possible aesthetic and virtual experience problems and share visions about the future of art.

  • discuss new ways to exhibit artistic work online; currently what exists is the traditional exhibit space being transposed to the metaverse, and we believe there are new and exciting ways to do it.

  • bring more people to the NEAR ecosystem and advance the idea of DeFi and collaborative DAOs.

  • help increasing credibility and critical thought to a rapidly growing field, increasing resilience and long term stability.

  • promote NFT’s among traditional visual arts channels.


Here’s our visual outline of the project :slight_smile:

excited to talk about this soon :blush:


Anyone who wants to collaborate join us on our discord https://discord.gg/t7kqNvax :building_construction: :building_construction:


github submission


Hello, discord invitation is invalid, can you update that :slight_smile:

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@dbc here you go! https://discord.gg/EudSvbbD

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This idea sounds like it could be rolled into the VR DAO to encourage more people to participate.

Do you have VR developers lined up to pair with residents?

Would this be a quarterly program? How many people would participate in each residency?



we already have a couple of VR artists confirmed for the workshops and residence, and a developer is almost confirmed, but we’ll need a couple more.

The program will probably be implemented quarterly, but that still has to be decided among the DAO members; i think this next week everything will be decided.

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yes, sounds good.
the next step will be to bring more VR specialists to the project for sure!!
Quarterly or 3 times per year sounds reasonable as we intend to have different phases in each program. Also one of the purposes of the residency is to bring together artists and VR specialist so they can meet each other’s work and promote spontaneous collabs instead of selecting the pairs previoulsy.

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