Hello Creatives Community!
With the rapid growth of new DAOs entering the Creatives DAO and the uncertainty around NEAR Foundation’s next decisions regarding the Guilds program funding systems, we have decided to begin having discussions around the future of Creatives DAO. We believe it would be beneficial for us to come together as a community to work towards achieving:
- Financial Self Sustainability
- Concrete Grant Contracts with NEAR Foundation
- 6 month - 1 year Roadmaps
Creatives DAO provides immense value to the NEAR ecosystem and it is time for us to clearly define what we want to do with this collective of brilliant, creative members and projects. We are the largest and most active group on the forum with almost 60 DAOs operating and distributing almost $200,000 from NF in April alone!
We believe that Creatives DAO has the potential to become a strong, decentralized, creative organization that can operate self sustainably, produce high level art, engage with worlds outside of NEAR, empower new entering communities, comfortably fund inside members and selected outside community projects, all while embodying a use case of radical, decentralized, global coordination.
Yesterday we had a very successful first community call on our Telegram discussing the future of the Creatives DAO where many amazing ideas were brought up. You can listen to the Recording Here to get an in depth understanding of everything that was discussed. Here are some of the topics brought up:
What values are the Creatives DAO founded on?
What vision do we collectively see for our future?
How do we want to Creative DAO develop?
How will we approach our internal governance?
What structures will we build to maintain operational decentralization?
What guidelines will we agree upon when for funding and accepting new DAOs?
How will we legally protect ourselves moving forward as a global community?
Would we like to make Creatives DAO a legal entity?
Would we like the DAOs within Creatives DAO to become legal entities?
In what ways can we build self sustainable systems that provide stability for our entire community?
How can we continue our funding in the event that NF decided to no longer provide these funds to us?
How can we produce income for the whole?
Lack of NFT collectors in the NEAR ecosystem
Need for more marketing support
Need for specialized teams to help uplift the creative offerings our projects provide
Need for specialized financial teams to manage our funds to ensure growth and stability
Thank you all who have participated thus far. We are looking forward to hearing from the rest of the community and finding harmonious solutions for the next steps in our journey. Creatives DAO is an incredible community with SO much potential to achieve amazing things, let’s see what we can do together!
Please leave your input in the comments so we can continue this important discussion!