Garden Collective’s main aim is to platform creativity and create a space for artists to grow and develop their work, which is why we are very excited to propose a monthly residency aimed at a variety of disciplines mutually growing alongside Garden Collective as it enters the NEAR ecosystem.
We will pick one artist per month to partake, and this artist will receive a bursary to create a series of artworks to be minted as NFTs via the Garden store.
We will begin by selecting applicants from our existing creative community in order to onboard creatives to the ecosystem/encourage newer members to partake in more creative projects in the ecosystem and collaborate with Garden Collective DAO. This will also provide a solid base to the project and proof of work for future applicants.
Create a “+New Topic” in the forum and include the following details:
Pick a theme and give a rough timeline/focus to the project
Give a brief introduction to themselves as creatives on this post
Provide near name, Artist CV, and any appropriate social media links
(This link can then be posted on this thread with the month of application.)
Create a series of NFTs. We would recommend a minimum of 4, but this will depend on the creative discipline, so we are keeping it relatively open.
The residency will be a “remote” project, for now, in that the funding will be aimed towards supporting the artist by allowing for the time spent directed towards the project, materials & space required. As the first few participants will be in our community, we can also provide in person support in Portugal, if needed.
Timeline: Month-long residency, beginning on the 7th of the month until the 7th of the following month, to allow time to secure the funding via the Creatives dao.
NFTs: to be ready for minting by the last day of the residency and minted by the middle of the following month.
Artist payout: $300 in NEAR
50% paid up front upon receiving our monthly funding from NEAR foundation, and 50% paid out once files have been minted.
As a rough guideline, we expect that this will allow for the artist to spend roughly 10 - 15 hours throughout the month to work on the series, and also include any materials/costs necessary in doing so.