Creatives are in the stage of serious restructuring, as during the previous 8 weeks, the moderators’ team received huge feedback from the community, and contributors from other valued projects on NEAR, which allowed us to establish: a new and transparent evaluation process for the DAOs applying for funding, reporting & proposal format, team structure, funding scheme, and rules in practice.
Currently, we are working on the on-chain voting structure (which will be implemented on the new Creatives’ AstroDAO), a website, and an upcoming partnership (TBA).
Bear with us!
I would like to wish a happy new year to all readers. May this year bring you love, health, and prosperity!
We are making every effort to restructure and secure funding in a timely manner. Recent developments, including improved communication with NF<>Creatives, have led to progress in this area. The CreativesDAO and NEAR Foundation have decided not to collaborate with the 171 Studio team at this current time, however, we are making progress in other areas. We are set to launch a website in February and are currently awaiting the final version from the web developer. Additionally, our restructuring proposal has received positive feedback from the NF. I and the team are confident that we will be able to secure funding for worthwhile projects in the upcoming weeks.
I doubt if a 5-day-old account was created to raise an unhealthy conversation like this. Please understand that the pause of funding was not under the decision of mod team, and the aim is to restructure the funding process to be more align with NF’s core values. There are works that need to be done to move things forward, and they need to be agreed by relevant stakeholders as well.
If you’re a DAO member, you should know what have been done or at least go through our report so that you understand more where we are & what to expect in the upcoming weeks.
Never deny someone else’s efforts. I could have ignored this since the report is made for other members of the community as well, but I want you to understand that taking a clone account to blame people doesn’t help our progress at all.
IMO, it’s better to have all the reports related to the particular role in one place.
Are other grassroots DAOs following these? Unfourtently, I don’t recall any single proposal and single report by the current mods/contributors/council, only one collective report on a monthly basis. Taking this into the consideration, I agree that Creatives should provide an additional collective report, but we should not skip the single ones like I’m presenting here.
Regarding the case of “active” and “brand new community members” spreading false information - I find it strange, that the URLs in my report haven’t been even opened but yet I’m receiving the hate comments. I wonder why every grassroots initiative receives so much venomous hate on various topics on the forum and why we keep receiving false accusations by one-time accounts, without a try to gain a deeper understanding of a topic in the first place.
Hope my comment finds real community members and contributors.
Creating a new post (whether collective or individual) and labelling it [PROPOSAL] with dates that clearly indicate it is a new payment would make it show up on people’s radar, and the title let’s them know it needs their attention.
I am not implying bad faith, but it is certainly open to interpretation why a proposal for payment would be buried under a 6+ month old REPORT. Nothing from the title would make people look into it as they may assume it is old information and/or does not contain new items to be paid out.
I agree that the forum has had issues for a while with anon accounts that may not have the best intentions. I’ve been consistently attacked myself. Hence why I think it is important to always differentiate between legitimate grievances (perhaps the way information is posted causes confusion, etc.) and ill intentioned posts that focus on personal attacks, etc.
Creatives have come a long way since the latest funding break. We had to restructure the entire DAO, and thanks to the built relationship between Creatives and NF, we managed to achieve it. From the 1st of March, the team and I will be reviewing the proposals submitted to CreativesDAO, based on the guidelines, with a focus on funding quality projects. To avoid conflict of interests, I’ve stepped down from all DAOs in the creatives ecosystem. The old CreativesDAO on Astro is going to be closed and the remaining funds will be transferred to the new address, once this proposal will be approved. Moreover, in the next months, we will be focusing on building the processes within the Creatives Working Group in order to provide bigger and better support within the Creatives’ community, also in the upcoming days, we’re going to finalize establishing the trust with NF and the legal firm. This report will be used to request a remuneration of $2000 for the one month of the CreativesDAO Moderation role.
The collective report of the whole CreativesDAO will be available within a few days!
TLDR of my February contribution:
One meeting with NF and legal firm + second scheduled for the 27th of Feb,
Written article on the CreativesDAO website, summarizing the month of February,
During the month of March, the CreativesDAO team was highly productive and achieved several notable milestones. Specifically, we successfully evaluated 35 proposals, held 4 community calls, and provided assistance to our valued community members through CreativesDAO Open Hours. Additionally, we made significant progress with legal matters related to the CreativesDAO Charter, which will soon be shared with the community.
As a team, we take our responsibilities seriously and are committed to delivering high-quality results. We look forward to providing more updates in the near future. A more detailed report of my contributions is available below, and this report will be used to request a remuneration of $2000 for the month of March.
In April, the Creatives DAO received a total of 21 proposals. Following a thorough evaluation process aligned with NEAR’s strategic goals and the established guidelines and procedures of the Creatives DAO, 9 proposals were approved for funding. This selection reflects our commitment to supporting projects that demonstrate strong potential and align with our vision.
We dedicated our efforts to finalizing the CreativesDAO Charter based on valuable feedback from the community, ensuring its alignment with our goals and values. Simultaneously, we were actively working on finalizing The CreativesDAO Trust instrument in collaboration with The Walkers and Enforcer.
Additionally, the CreativesDAO submitted a formal complaint supported by compelling evidence, addressing incidents of misbehavior towards others. We specifically highlighted a bullying attitude displayed by the representative of the Marketing DAO.
The CreativesDAO has decided to divide its responsibilities, and starting from June, the evaluation of proposals will be conducted by me (@Paul), William (@williamx), and K (@kc_sollano), while Sahil (@Cryptonaut) will focus more on the SMM team and partnership outreach. We believe that this will allow us to operate even more smoothly.
In our role, we are entrusted with a variety of responsibilities and tasks that can be quite demanding. It is not feasible to enumerate every single activity, so I have opted to emphasize the most significant ones that I fulfilled in May.
As always, it is an honor to serve and be a part of the community.
Special thanks to all the good souls and @creativesdao-council!
Conducted Office Hours, including 14 meetings in June. Book a call with the CreativesDAO using Calendly if you have any inquiries,
Participated in the weekly community calls on Telegram,
Maintained constant activity in the Creatives streams.
Hours contributed in June: 160+
On the 6th of June, we had a call with Wonderverse’s Project Manager regarding AstroDAO’s further development, as Pagoda would like to migrate it to a different team. We acknowledged that the migration hasn’t really started yet, and both teams are working on OKRs and associated timelines. As AstroDAO doesn’t show the treasury properly in other tokens than $NEAR, we advise using Sputnik BOS. Wonderverse is interested in collaborating with Creatives Constellation as the Creatives community can serve as a good reference point for what is needed in practice while managing their digital assets and movements,
As always, in our role, we are entrusted with a variety of responsibilities and tasks that can be quite demanding. It is not feasible to enumerate every single activity, so I have opted to emphasize the most significant ones that I fulfilled in June.