• DAO introduction

The Filipino Artist Guild is a DAO that focuses on web3 creatives who focus on helping Filipino artists, technologists, and enthusiasts who are interested in exploring the potential of blockchain technology for creative expression. Our members have a diverse range of skills and backgrounds but they share a common vision of building on Near.

Overall, our community is going to focus on web3 arts to create a supportive and collaborative ecosystem that empowers artists and creatives to explore the potential of decentralized apps (dAps) for creative expression. By leveraging the power of blockchain networks, the community can promote greater transparency, fairness, and inclusivity in the creative economy, while also creating new opportunities for innovation and experimentation in the arts.

  • Why team is best for the funds

Team members:
@gmachines (guaschingmachines.near) - is a self taught pixel artist who’s been in the Near ecosystem for over a year, before I have been a council member, I have handled the moderation of the guild and has been contributing in different projects before as a social media manager, community moderator, and admin team. Aside from developing new initiatives for the guild in both irl and virtual space, I also host the twitter spaces for our AMA and community initiatives.

@quiapogi.near (quiapogi.near) - an artist, one of the social media manager/community managers. Been here in the ecosystem for almost a year now, started as an active community before getting elected as a council. Helps on creating and organizing an initiative for the community.

@midofrbs (mido4bs.near) - is a researcher and moderator in the guild before becoming a council member. She helps in accommodation of new artists from zero to hero (onboarding) on Near. Hosts twitter spaces to help our artists to have more confidence in shilling their NFT projects. Also the go-to person when partnering with different NFT projects for whitelists, giveaways, and cross-dao collaborations.

@maryrazel.near (maryrazel.near) - is one of the councils that helps in managing the DAO’s social media account, specifically in Facebook, and also helps in proposal and report writing. Started as an NFT artist, who has been on Near ecosystem for a year. Along with Mido, she’s also the go-to person for NFT partnerships and cross-dao collaborations.

  • Achievement information about the DAO

What has your DAO achieved till now as a community? Quantitative and qualitative information.

  • Content and Social media stats (web2/web3), on-chain activity, built dapps (if applicable only)
  1. Share the content links of youtube Instagram with numbers of engagement, website etc, events done IRL
    1.1 Facebook
    ○ 1 506 followers
    ○ Our post about Fil. Artist Guild’s first offline event, that is meant to promote NEAR to local artists, has the most interaction; reaching 7 150 users on the platform.
    1.2 Twitter
    ○ 1 606 followers
    1.3 Instagram
    1.4 IRL Events
    ○ Filipino Artist Guild Art Jam with Local Visual Artists
    Day 1
    Day 2

  2. Share the number of proposals created, How many councils, size of community, number of NFTs in mintbase, events done in metaverse
    2.1 Eight (8) proposals under the Creatives DAO
    February 2022
    March 2022
    April 2022
    May 2022
    June 2022
    July 2022
    August 2022
    September 2022
    2.2 One (1) proposal under the Marketing DAO
    June 2022
    2.3 351 proposals on Astro DAO
    2.4 Number of councils
    Four (4) council members
    2.5 Community Size
    ○769 members on Telegram
    ○ 1 506 followers on Facebook
    ○ 1 606 followers on Twitter
    2.6 Number of NFTs
    ○ 77 NFTs on Mintbase
    ○ 175 NFTs on Paras

  • Genre - What category does your DAO fall under

    Art and Culture

  • Impact

What kind of impact is creating or is on the track to create (e.g. defined by social impact, tech innovation, DAO to DAO collaboration, helping in mass onboarding, growth of NEARs name etc)

We are on track to make more impact through virtual and IRL events, DAO to DAO collaborations, as we aim to be a self-sustaining guild that represents Near’s growth in the Philippines.

  • Roadmap


URSAFA A LaWitRo Art Exhibit (May 2023)

Description: Filipino Artist Guild collaboration on an IRL exhibit with Fine Arts Students at the University of Rizal System, Philippines.
Expected outcome: -Introduction of Near ecosystem and the Creatives community to existing NFT Artists from different blockchain, non NFT artists and art enthusiasts at the University of Rizal System
-To be able to showcase the arts in a virtual gallery through 3XR and Mintbase to promote dApp interaction in Near.
-Add the collected work from the Exhibit to our Guild Portfolio to give them more exposure to the ecosystem.
-To be able to onboard at least 70% of the participants in the Exhibit.
Activities & timelines: - May 4, 2023 -
- Day 1 - Opening Ceremony, Introduction to Near and Wallet onboarding
- Day 2 - 5 Art Exhibit and wallet creation
Budget: Sponsored material - $270
Print on sintra board

Food - $200
Budget for collecting physical art and virtual art to be minted in Mintbase - $100
Travel allowance- $50 ($25 Mido and Quiapogi)
Wallet creation - $50

Target wallet: quiapogi.near
Total budget: $670

Filipino Artist Guild Artist of the Month

Description: For every month, the DAO will have an Artist of the Month that is ment to recognize one artist who became a role model, and an active member not just to the community, but to the whole Near ecosystem. The artist of the month will be chosen through the systematic pointing system that will measure their activeness and interaction to the community and to other DAO as well.
Expected outcome: Make them become more active in supporting and joining on different DAO projects.
Activities & timelines: Monthly
Will start on every first day of the month and will get the result on every last day of the month
Budget: $200 for each month

Target wallet: filipino-artist-guild.sputnik-dao.near
Total budget: $600

Bi-weekly Art Challenge

Description: Aims to showcase the abilities and creativity of every artists within the community.
Expected outcome:
• Onboard new artists by sharing the event outside the ecosystem.
• Widen the interaction within the ecosystem by giving spotlight to the creators/artists and referring them to different Near project owners and guild leaders.
• Interaction with dApp in Near through minting the winning arts on NFT marketplace.
Activities & timelines: Every 1st and 3rd week of the month.
The theme for every art challenge will be announced every Monday of 1st and 3rd week of the month, with the winners being announced on the week later.
Budget: $130 every event
$60, $40, and $30 for 1st to 3rd place winners, respectively.
2 events for each month.

Target wallet: filipino-artist-guild.sputnik-dao.near
Total Budget: $780

DAO to DAO Collaboration

Description: Co-working with different daos to implement projects,events, share ideas and knowledge that will be essential to the growth of the Near ecosystem.
Expected outcome: • Build a strong relationship with different people and leaders within the web3 community.
• Both DAO’s project/event will be promoted as there will be double engagement as per community member.
• Improvements within the community will be visible as we will be able to reflect on different daos.
Activities & timelines: Every 2nd and 4th week of the month.
Budget: $50 per event

Total Budget: $300
Target Wallet: filipino-artist-guild.sputnik-dao.near

Weekly Twitter Space and AMA

Description: Weekly twitter spaces and AMA with the community to establish a relationship within the community and foster a sense of belonging by involving every artists through spaces where they can share their artworks.
Expected outcome: •Help the artists to promote and support their projects/artworks.
•Bring back the lively NFT spaces to encourage adoption

Activities & timelines: Every Sunday of the first 3 weeks of every month.
Budget: Total Budget: $0

Filipino Artist Guild and Xovox Labs IRL Collaboration

Description: IRL Event Collaborations with XOVOX Labs
Expected outcome: • To be able to introduce NEAR to a wider audience and encourage adoption.
• To be able to attract game developers and more artists to Near.
Activities & timelines: 1st week of June 2022
• Interactive artist workshop for artists and game developers.
Budget: Venue: $400
Food: $300
Materials: $300
Note: Budget may change depending on the discussion but we will not go over the proposed budget of the guild.

Total budget: $1,000
Target wallet: filipino-artist-guild.sputnik-dao.near
Other Proposed Budget
Legal Wrapper $150
Council Rewards $1,500

  • What is the goal of the DAO’s objective?
    To be able to propagate Near to a wider Filipino audience, onboard new people into the NEAR community, and support the community with knowledge sharing, collaboration and events

  • Roadmap to reach the goal

  1. Host and organize more IRL and virtual events that can introduce Near to community outside the ecosystem.
  2. Onboard new artists to Near by having different art contests/challenges.
  • How is the longer term goal divided into milestones making the DAO reach there?
  1. With the help of weekly art events, we’ll be able to aid and support artists in having more exposure to the Near ecosystem.
  2. With the help of DAO to DAO Collaborations, we’ll be able to open more avenues and stronger relationship towards the different DAOs in the community
  3. IRL events will help us be exposed more in the Philippine community and encourage more adoption for Near
  4. To be able to attract developers to build on Near
    5.With the legalities created, we’ll be able to get protected by legal wrapper and take necessary action for people who will take advantage of the guild.
  • What will the community or the team members’ role be?
    Participants, Contributor, Judge

Total request number: $5000

DAO on-chain address (target wallet): filipino-artist-guild.sputnik-dao.near


Hello,Filipino artist guild blonges to kc_solano (Creatives DAO mod)



Hi Neighbors, this is something awesome DAO to DAO Collaboration. And don’t hesitate if you are going to throw flyers, we will support and help promote the Filipino Artist Guild flyer on our Twitter and Instagram. :pray: :heart:


Good afternoon,it’s fake. Thanks

Good afternoon,

Btw, it’s 2:05am here in the Philippines and that council role is going to be changed first thing later.


Hey, @maryrazel.near thanks for the proposal!

Could you please elaborate more? With how many marketplaces would you like to interact?

What streams are you going to use in order to achieve that?

I believe that [Overview]Twitter Spaces & AMA | Filipino Artist Guild - April - June 2023 can be done without any funds, moreover, it overlaps with [OVERVIEW] Dao to Dao collaboration | Filipino Artist Guild | APRIL - JUNE 2023 budget allocation.

Why are you requesting such a high amount for a legal wrapper? Are you going to use services from a legal firm, if so, what type of legal wrapper are you interested in? Please justify accordingly.

Overall, I’m unable to support the budget for weekly AMA’s since you locked the funding for council remuneration + legal wrapper costs are way too high in my opinion.


We’re planning on interacting with Few and Far as we have reviewed that they have huge transaction recently via dapp radar.

We also have a store in MintBase and Paras so we’d also love to continue using them.

Currently, the most used application in the Philippines is Facebook, so that’s going to be our main stream.

Regarding, our IRL events, we have a cryptocurrency news here in the Philippines called BitPinas we can coordinate with them for our IRL events to get promoted.

We also have Near Bounties, one of our separate initiatives in Telegram to support our virtual events.

Regarding the budget, the $50 for the space is for the shilling part of the space after the AMA, so we can encourage and support the artists who will participate.

Legal wrapper is just an estimated amount because to be honest, we don’t have lead yet where we can have it processed. We’re open for suggestion.

Regarding council remuneration, we have just followed the 30% allocation for the $5000, if that’s not possible, we’ll adjust accordingly based on the agreeable number.


Hi FAG, thank you for the proposal.

It’s nice to see the activities focus on artists & building the community, I know you have an emerging community of artists that is very active during the past 6 months (even without funding). However, please help revising the budget:

I don’t think there should be a budget on Weekly Twitter Space and AMA, unless you show expected outcome in clear metrics with numbers. Moreover, as a scale of internal community call, I suggest not spending capital on this.

This item should be costly if you work with a lawyer firm. If you consider using service like otoco.io that offer LLC wrapper, the total cost (including gas fee) should be under $150 with current ETH price.


Hello, @Paul and @williamx. Thanks for all the suggestions and feedbacks.

We’ve already revised the budget. We decided not to allocate a budget for the weekly Twitter spaces and AMAs. We will also consider the Otoco.

Herewith are the revised budget for our events,


Good evening. All events should be approved by Near Foundation events team.

@Cryptonaut could you please inform all Creative DAO applicants that all events proposals must be approved by Yadira? Thanks.


Hi Dacha,

Thanks for the input. I’ll wait for the directive of the @creativesdao-council in regards to this.

Also, I tried searching Yadira for possible interaction with them but they were last seen Dec 6’22.


If you can give me their contact details for future reference that would be great. Thanks!


cc : @DammnThatsCrazy @chi.ha :blush:

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