Open submission for artists ➠ Curate & Nouns vote on artists to commission ➠ Winning artists create Nounish art pieces ➠ Auction in an artist/charity split
Commission 5 NFT artists to create artworks which incorporate Nouns in their own way. Submissions will be open for all, and publicly viewable. 12 artists will be curated for vote in a Prop House round. Top 5 will be funded for commissions.
Prefer artists with SuperRare sales and/or significant social media reach. We’ll auction off the pieces with all proceeds split between artists and the charity of their choice.
With the final piece, they must include at least a one sentence description on why it is Nounish — no other requirement for the art itself.
Ideally the artists span across multiple styles of work, to get varied results. Artists create the work after they are selected & funded.
open for discussion: should the artwork be required to be CC0? should we trade off missing out on some artists who won’t do CC0?
Budget: 20 ETH
- Artists: 3 ETH x 5 artists for commission up-front + 100% of auction price going to artists and/or charity
- Admin/Marketing: 5 ETH to create marketing materials, reach out to artists, curate selections and manage the auctions over a month.
Will work with Max Kulchinsky to curate & source artists. Max is a NY based artist and curator who has previously worked with Zoratopia, NiftyGateway, Bitski, Dcentral, and has put on several of his own art shows.
This is a first run estimate of costs … open to chat. Before going on-chain, I would clear up expectations with the admin/marketing costs & itemize.
1 week to create submission form & marketing materials & artist reach-out
2 weeks open submission
1 week voting on Prop House
6-8 weeks for artists to create the art (overlap with marketing the auction)
1 week auction
total: 11-13 weeks (~3 months)
Artists are the greatest source of joy, excitement, and creativity in the NFT space. This is an effort to say “Nouns see you, we support you” and steer the attention of several incredible creatives to Nounishness and the power of DAOs.
Many of the artists in mind have significant followings that extend far beyond the NFT space, so # of new eyes on Nouns is built in.
Additionally, while I expect this first Nounish Art commission to be online, with an oncyber gallery and contracts likely on Manifold, it could easily extend IRL in future iterations. With collaborations with other Nounish companies (i.e. Zora, Nouns OTG, FWB), we could have a Nounish gallery & auction at major IRL events i.e. NFT NYC, etc. Food for thought.