Because It is the most popular among artists, collectors and influencers. I currently have 4750 readers.On my Twitter you can find around 50 posts about NEAR every 6 days.
When we entered with Valentin Near ecosystem, and was talking in near protocol chat about importance of supporting artists and nft space, we recieved negative feedback from community. We organized auction on mintbase, and recieved NO support. We organized Nft giveaways (motr then 1500 nft) to show that this is very effective. This nft giveaway brought a lot of new people to Near community. Also to our transform chat, which was very different from all chats in russian speaking community. Our rules was support and positive vibes (btw, i was banned in one of the ru chats for positivity, happy smiles and gifs.) After fighting and emotional talk in near protocol chat about importance of art and supporting nft artists, we finally recieved fund from Community Dao (2000 Near).
I organized an experimental DAO with ‘‘scholarship’’ to train and support artists. They minted on NEAR NFT platforms and posted information about their work on their social networks. I invited most kind, talented and supportive artists from nft community, that i’ve ever met. They were already successfull on platforms such as Hice et nunc, fnd, opensea etc. They trusted me, and was agree to try new, “dead” platforms. We together created warm, lovely posts about near in twitter, made tsunami retweets of their art. All these artists are SOULS of Nft community, with big, real and warm audience. We helped new artists to open their wallets, teached them about near platforms, etc, talked about Near in group of Hice et nunc fans called Hic Shit. All nft community was “bombed” with Near mentions. I guess, that movement in nft space that we created with Valentin was so effective, that, as i noticed, a lot of curators appeared. A lot of new art guilds and twitter accounts related to nft in Near platforms. I saw statistics of Near mentions in twitter. near was last month on the second place after bitcoin.
At the time of the “scholarship”, everyone was paid 150N for a month.
In the group “Crypto Shit” on Twitter @DigitalGyoza was inspired with near. He became the Top 5 seller on Paras 2.0 and founded along with @JAzure6 group “NEAR to the MOON” where we add artists who are minting on NEAR.
At the same time I created a telegram channel Telegram: Contact @melodyunicorn where we was sharing ideas, posting our works for retweets and discussing them. We also talked about things like life and crypto and DAO. Inspired each other with positive vibes and spreading love to Near protocol. We was doing our best to create a warm community. Our goal was to gather more and more NEAR enthusiasts.
Also I started to develop my INSTAGRAM profile where I do posts about NEAR and my life.
I am helping Valentine with texts, translations, editing, chats, participating in ZOOM and Telegram meetings devoted to the development of the ecosystem.
I’m an artist. My work is on mintbase and pluminite.
I also created a collaboration with Animem, a series of UNI’s. I helped Valentine organize and develop CITY NODE in Mukachevo.
Last month we were given 2000N on art.sputnikdao.near
The rest of the money (i mentioned 10 artists, but 2 of them was busy at that moment and couldnt join) (300N)I spent in the NEAR ecosystem and on the purchase of the NFT. My collections can be viewed on mintbase, paras and pluminite - melodynft.near. Also, I spent my own money to buy NFT.
My salary in August was 500N .
I spent my salary on my life needs and for setting up an office.
I am taking responsibility for the community, I am working daily around 10 to 15 hours without days off.
We had already applied for the same funds to NEAR for the next month and received feedback from the consuls that it is a lot. NEAR “grew” and the funds need to be “tie” to the dollar.
Tasks for next month:
All the same as last month, plus we want to add a clubhouse because we are planning to do discussions about NFT, DAO, NEAR, WEB3.
We will also add new artists who have already trained and want to continue working with NEAR from students to full DAO members. I want to teach them to submit their projects independently. Also we want to countinue to teach online new artists how to mint on near platforms, and provide minting workshops in our local citynode.
The first month ‘‘scholarship’’ system with NEAR we want to leave unchanged, which will be 50 Near per person.(because near grew up.) I consider this program to be a great success. I ask you to allocate 2000Near (17600$ ) for my project for the next month. I myself will decide which artists to encourage and invite to cooperation. Please relieve me of reporting on gov forum as I believe that the art direction does not accept such an approach. I created closed telegram group, where all counsils can see all reports that they want to see. That was Valentin and I who created the art and nft movement on near platforms and in social media, and we proved its effectiveness. This program has already been voted and approved as monthly scolarship to artists, so we want to increase effectiveness every month, generate new ideas and continue to build near community. @chloe @grace @3UN1C3 @jlwaugh All participants of my project - 150 Near per person (1320$) Melodynft.near - 500 Near (4400$ ), student 50Near (440$). Total 2000Near (17600$). Rest of funds will go to next month if they will be not used. Here is twitter statistics of participants Статистика - Google Docs