Most Creators/Artist who would be interested in minting their work into NFT’s either don’t know much about NFT’s, or have no clue where to start to create them.
This proposal would be in one hand to expose Artist/Creators to the NFT world and their endless possibilities, and on the other educated them on how to create and mint their own NFT’s.
Eventually chosen few would be taken under the wing of the gallery and be step by step guided to mint their worthy collection. Culminating with an IRL minting or drop and a week long IRL and virtual group show.
It takes one to know one, I am myself a photographer who was recently exposed to the NFT world and I am hooked! I want to create NFT’s of my work but I have no idea where to start, it’s a big confusing world! I am sure I am not the only one who feels that way.
Not to mention all the artists/creators who have not been exposed yet…
The 1st phase could be a mentorship program where the gallery would hold a series talks / workshops to attract and educate the Artists/Creators curious or interested about creating NFT’s. Some of the topic could be:
NFT 101 for Artists/Creators
What is an NFT, how they work and what benefit they would bring to an Artist/Creator…
Content / concept
What can be made into an NFT…
What “extras” can be included and how
Who owns the right to the content/art. Can the Artis/Creator still use it…
How to get your content ready
How to get the artwork ready to be minted
Where to mint, contracts
OpenSea, Foundation, ArtBlock… which minting and sales platform is right for them
and finally How to mint
these are just some of the topics I would be interested in, I am sure there would be many others and some could be consolidated…
At the end of the series of workshop, the DAO would then select a number of 1st time minting Artists/Creators based on eagerness, merit and the quality of their work. The gallery would then see these Artist/Creators through the process step by step from conception to birth of an NFT collection, ending with an IRL drop and group show.
And last but not least, the group show would stay up IRL for a week. Each Artist/Creator would get their own screen to display their work. A QR code would be placed next to each screen to direct visitors to the sales platform of choice to not only view more about the work and the artist, but also to enable the visitors to purchase NFT’s IRL on the spot, just like a standard gallery.
Also just like a standard gallery, the gallery would take a commission of the sales.
This would not only be a great community initiative for Artists & Creators, but it would also help bring long term self sustainability to the gallery.