Project title: PAPaDAO: Prison Art Project of the Americas DAO
One-liner: Minting, selling, staking and disbursing funds from an agency DAO on behalf of others who do not have technology or access
Project DAO: PAPaDAO
Challenge area: Experiment with PolicyKit and the Metagov Prototype, propose your own challenge:
- Onboarding artists through legal framework and art education program
a. Establishes process and guidelines for minting/selling artwork
- DAO Reserve receives funds and notates revenue associated with artist-specific account
- Define, establish and execute artist-specific DAO payouts
Abe Uccello: Former Director of ReEntry, Florida Department of Corrections, current Founder of HireReturns.com and facilitator of FU22YDICE.
David Gussak: Ph.D., ATR-BC., is a Professor for The Florida State University Graduate Art Therapy program. He is also the Project Coordinator for the FSU/FL Department of Corrections Art Therapy in Prisons Program. Among his numerous journal and chapter publications, he has also authored his own books, including -among others-Art on Trial: Art Therapy for Capital Murder Cases [Columbia University Press] and the soon to be released Art and Art Therapy with the Imprisoned: Re-Creating Identity [Routledge Publishing] . He is also the co-editor [with Dr. Marcia Rosal] and contributing author for The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy. He has recently published his latest book on the relationship between art and violence for the Oxford University Press.
This idea explores the use of agency governance in the open web, where an entity provides generative art services for those who don’t have access to technology, or who live in areas with little/no access to internet.
In this instance, the community we would like to explore is prison artists. In the US alone, there are over 2.3 million incarcerated people and 600,000 are added each year. When released, formerly incarcerated people are faced with looming financial debts. 88% of US states re-incarcerate 30% of released people for failure to pay.
Some of the best art, music and ink comes from isolation in prison. A Creator Work Release program, with programmed instruction on use of proceeds, wins the support of the incarcerated, their families, government and prison officials.
Any prison across the planet can create an ‘artist in residency’ program for inmates. The finished artwork is minted by a community entity(agent) and sold on behalf of the imprisoned(principals). Associated funds would be stored in a DAO and staked on their behalf. A percentage of payments within the staking pool would remain in the DAO Reserve for regenerative financial support, and a percentage paid to artist-specific financial obligations prior to release such as restitution, court fees and driver’s license reinstatement fees. Payment of these obligatory financial debts enables a frictionless return to community, reducing repeat crime. Upon release, the principal receives instruction for creating a wallet where any remaining funds would be transferred.
- Mintbase on NEAR
- PAPaDAO – Prison Art Project of the Americas DAO, NEAR staking pool or other yield aggregator, Policykit.org or similar
- FU22YDICE – Agent (can be scaled to be any entities providing services to a similar community)