Greetings, my lovely Creatives family,
Here is the time for us @creative-mods to announce the next steps we propose to evolve our great community, a community of communities.
Here is the previous step record:
It has been a beautiful path that we have traveled so far. Thanks to the Near Foundation and all our members, we have been able to grow as creatives, welcome new creatives, and create endless content.
In short, we have become experts in the creative area of web3, and we still have a long way to go to continue growing. Today we propose the following steps.
Our priority is to become a decentralized and sustainable autonomous community. To do so, we have to prioritize now and focus on sustainable projects for our Creatives DAO.
We aim to apply for a Grant to keep growing. Everything changed from the last payout process update at the beginning of the year, so the last months have been part of a transitory process where it is expected from us to have a legal wrapper and to propose a roadmap for the next 6 months.
The Creatives DAO is highly relevant for the NEAR ecosystem, as this is one of the most significant decentralized autonomous communities on NEAR, a community of communities.
One of the fundamental goals of NEAR is to build a decentralized community building the web3, and we help to achieve that by experimenting and growing our community using AstroDAO and onboarding new DAOs into the main Creative DAO as councils.
Our main activities consist of maintaining, assisting, and enhancing the web’s artistic creations on the web3. Thus, we are helping to get billions of users by onboarding creators, creating and spreading content on NEAR, and then receiving new users interested in the content creations.
To keep growing as a decentralized and autonomous community, we need to kick start a plan to be self-sustainable.
- This is a Community Based Business Model. The plan is to achieve self-sustainability, by funding creative projects and onboarding creators who create and use the creative projects, then the Creatives DAO receives the gains from the creatives projects back to the AstroDAO wallet address.
We are proposing a Value-Driven initiative, where the main propositions are related to Onboarding NEARcomers, building Decentralization, helping Human Development, and allowing inclusion, accessibility, convenience, and usability in the web3.
We propose to educate NEARcomers, providing the tools to build the web3, in collaboration with Near University. Near Foundation is our key partner, and we will serve as a main for funding distribution into the community, allowing the community to participate and cross-collaborate for the ecosystem growth.
Deployment of capital is done in a way that allows:
- Sustenance for bad days for Creative DAO
- Growth and awareness of creatives DAO
- Growth of Associated DAOs
Draft possible organization
Ideation kick start for self-sustainable Creatives projects like for example a inhouse NFT Launchpad. We already have an experienced community, now we need the web3 tools.
These projects will have a revenue model, and the smart contracts will deposit gains into the Creatives DAO. In the long run, this will provide us with different revenue streams, allowing self-sustainability.
- Creatives - NFT Marketplace
Thanks to Near University, there is plenty of open-source code to build an NFT Marketplace. We just need a development team to compromise with the Creatives DAO goals and join our community, helping us create a Marketplace owned by the Creatives DAO.
From previous conversations with development teams, we get an idea that with about $20.000 USD it is possible to launch our own Marketplace into mainnet.
We could also discuss with already on mainnet marketplaces leaded by community members to see if there could be a partnership/alliance with the Creatives DAO. Like: https://the-auction.io/marketplace or Mintbase.io
- Creatives Education - Near Certified Creatives courses
In partnership with Near University, we will be able to onboard Creative Nearcomers. Professionally and with coordinated efforts.
This course is an opportunity for technical and non-technical users alike who have already learned about the Open Web’s potential to develop the creative skills required to start creating content on the web3.
An educational proposal aimed at Creators, whose objective is to teach participants the essential fundamentals of creating art with blockchain technology through interaction with the NEAR Protocol ecosystem.
The estimate to run each course will be $2250 USD.
Timeline: 1 week per course.
Participants: From 15 to 40 per course.
- Creativerse - Metaverse
We are waiting for the Metaverse DAO to schedule a meeting to discuss their possible participation.
Expecting proposals like the following:
Metrics are related to our Creatives DAO achievements as a community of communities.
- Number of DAOs
- Number of individual councils
- Participants in the Near Certified Creative course
- Onboarding / Number of NEAR Wallets Created
- Events participants
- Number NFTs/ NFT Collections Launchings
- Number of specific industries within Creatives DAO (digital art, photography, fashion, culinary, social impact projects, etc.)
- Milestones for the following months:
New Guidelines for DAOs proposals (Metric Focused)
Open Call and Review of Self-sustainable projects
Apply for Grant
Kick-start the self-sustainable initiatives
Approve DAO proposals that can provide metrics that align with the priorities
New voting design to onboard all DAOs into the Creatives DAO as councils
We are building this proposal with the community and under the lead of 10 moderators.
With the actual design, in 2 months from now, 5 current moderators will leave their position, and 5 more will there could be a start for the period where we are funded directly in the Creative DAO. We should all discuss it with the current workload 5 moderators are enough or we should allow more positions.
- Milestones for the 6-month roadmap:
From August to January 20233 (pending discussion)
The Creatives DAO is highly relevant for the NEAR ecosystem, as this is one of the most significant decentralized autonomous communities on NEAR.
Groups to represent the DAOs where DAOs are going to add their members.
50% consensus groups:
- Commissioners: 10 elected trusted members. These members rotate every 6 months.
- Trusted Senior: All the trusted members of the community (former moderators + leaders).
- Creatives: The whole community.
In a second phase, we can start adding new groups for each trusted DAO
- Certified Member: Those who approved the Near Certified Creatives course
90% consensus groups (example):
- The Kind
- DAO Records
From approval here: https://t.me/CreativeGuilds/17729
To learn by doing, we create v3 with a legal wrapper, onboarding the community with 3 first groups: Commissioners, Trusted seniors, and Creatives
Here is the link: https://app.astrodao.com/dao/creatives-dao.sputnik-dao.near/
Councils were a group of 5 members who kick-started the Creatives DAO together with @mecsbecs
The Council members are the DAOs, and they have full control over the Creatives DAO.
The different DAOs, together with the Moderators, shape the future of the Creatives DAO.
To become a Council member, you need to prove your value to the community. Up to the Community and the Moderators to review and decide. A new guideline with a voting design is under discussion.
Suggestions: Creatives DAO Council Members must be active (use their AstroDAO often for operations), decentralized (do not have a high imbalance of power where one person has all the power), and trusted DAOs that have shown their contribution to the ecosystem (Successful projects). They hold the responsibility of voting for polls on AstroDAO, reviewing proposals that they vote for, and contributing to the community meetings around the Creatives DAO ecosystem.
Possibility: Create a tier system to allow all DAOs to participate and hold more voting power on the more trusted and active DAOs.
The Moderators are 5 eligible positions to be rotated every 6 months, where trustworthy community members will have the role of moderating the communications, leading initiatives, conflict solutions, social networks management, and reviewing proposals from the DAOs to determine if those add value to the community.
- Host weekly “private” community meetings on Telegram
- Host weekly Twitter Space to talk shill and chill
- Connect the community with other external communities running AMAs
Link to Guidelines:
Here the legal wrapper proposed:
Creatives DAO.pdf (356.7 KB)
After discussions about the next steps in the legal situation and hosting an AMA with Dog (Otoco Product Leader), We were able to assume the following:
We need a legal expert, but we couldn’t find a suitable one.
The Legal Entity needs to allow us to sign quickly even if the board comprises members from different regions.
We have to start taking action because having a legal wrapper is necessary.
With the help of Otoco.io, we were able to register a Delaware Series LLC, where the interaction is on-chain, and we can easily sign documents and upload them into the Otoco platform.
Here we propose to update our legal status for Delaware Series LLC.
Series Operating Agreement - Creatives DAO LLC
- Discuss the proposal feedback on our weekly call today next Monday.
- 20 days to Create a shared document where every DAO can compromise with metrics.
- 7 days time window for each member to reply with their personal presentation.
- Allow 15 days for DAOs to share a Document with all their achievements and highlights.
- Allow 7 days for feedback on this proposal.
- Create a proposal on the Creatives DAO to update the Legal Status.
- Each DAO will have now up to 50 days to create their own Legal Wrapper.
- Create the Moderators DAO.
- Open call for Marketplace, Metaverse development estimates, and other self-sustainable initiatives.
- Create a new Guideline: adding a list of priorities and approved activities.
We should all work together to achieve these goals, so we need to discuss and share feedback about this proposal here.
As discussed in several meetings with the community, we need to clarify the metrics we can achieve as a community together with the specific funding request. So, feel free to share now anything we might be missing.
I know may be a lot to digest, but it is necessary if we want to have a smooth transition into self-sustainability with the continued help from NF.
Big hug, and