Love this proposal!
My initial thought is there still needs to be a human managing this program. Someone that can make sure the artists are doing the work that they need the way they need it, to make sure any “clients” are getting what THEY need as well, and also to make sure everything is being done in a timely manner and to a quality level that is required.
The benefits are overwhelming for this project, though. Artists to assist with prop creation (how many proposals would benefit from some pieces of artwork to properly convey the image of the project in the originators head?)
Would love to see streams where artists are generating art, and there’s a Q&A period as well.
There can be a discretionary amount, so that there’s automatic approval on a couple pieces of art, as well as artists. That gives everyone a chance to test out different creators, and have some attention brought to the projects they are working on.
Anything above that can be separately requisitioned (imagine creating a few pieces of artwork for a potential book…it goes well, but then the project goes through proposals to have the rest of the funds allocated to the artist to create it).
As part of the discretionary amounts random artists can submit for “grants” for pieces of Nouns artwork they create. It goes into the portfolio, and any time there’s a need for that type of work they can be reached out to, to assist in whatever manner is needed (for compensation, of course!)
Artwork would absolutely enhance Noun O’Clock, Holidays, etc. It’s difficult to ask people to do things for free because they are passionate about Nouns. Eventually everyone needs to pay some bills, and when you are an artist, that is exactly how you pay them.
So, the person (or ultimately people) managing can reach out to Nouns communities, work with those that are creating proposals, talk to those that are creating projects around Nouns that could and would use artwork. They can help seek out other artists that might like to get paid to create some fun artwork for Nouns, and in that manner onboard them as well!
Initially I’d suggest giving them the money from the sales, wouldn’t worry about Nouns purchases. Mostly it’s a job for them (and that’s totally ok!), but we don’t want to essentially ask for some money back by saying with the profits buy a Noun. Just my two cents! If they want to, they absolutely can. Shouldn’t be a requirement though.
A Nouns art book, with high quality art from different artists, taking story ideas that have been created in existing proposals and helping to flesh them out visually, creating original works to be shared online and help expand the Nouns movement, so many opportunities to use artists!
This was a long one. Hopefully there was something useful in here! lol