[DAO:93ef979] Decentraland Studios Maintenance

by 0x4e5a351839117021610315c6182467365c6768d7 (aleescoda)

Should the following $13,680 grant in the Platform category be approved?


We are looking for a grant to ensure the operation of Decentraland Studios, the platform that connects experienced creators with brands in Decentraland.

After successfully creating and establishing the platform, we have decided to transition Decentraland Studios into a maintenance mode, ensuring its continued operation with minimal resources, in response to the current market conditions.
Decentraland Studios has successfully facilitated deals for numerous studios in recent months and has become the go-to platform for the Decentraland Foundation to create job opportunities.

These achievements showcase the positive impact our platform has creating job opportunities for Decentraland verified creators.

Grant size

13,680 USD in DAI

Project duration

6 months

Beneficiary address


Email address



Decentraland Studios has come a long way from its inception. Our journey began with the mission to create a public registry of individuals and organizations offering their services to build content on Decentraland’s platform. The aim was to provide transparency to brands looking for talented builders for event productions, wearables, 3D modeling, and SDK programming. This initiative was born out of the desire to democratize access to qualified suppliers and generate new business opportunities for creators within the Decentraland community. See our first grant proposal here.

Our second grant focused on creating business opportunities for our verified studios. We launched the Jobs feature streamlining job opportunities for Decentraland creators and we ran performance marketing campaigns to generate leads.

The third grant we focused on enhancing the user experience by improving communication between studios and brands. To achieve this, we are introducing a dashboard and a messaging system, facilitating seamless interaction.

Now, with this fourth grant, we enter a new phase. Our focus is on the platform’s maintenance mode with minimal resources, ensuring its operation for future market opportunities.

The historical context and achievements have brought us to this point, where we must sustain the valuable resource we have created for the Decentraland ecosystem.

Over the past months:

  • A total of 48 job posts.
  • 9 of these job posts have generated a total revenue of $43,320 for 10 different studios (shared voluntarily by some posters).
  • 10 job posts have been moderated.

For this grant, we kindly request the community support to ensure the sustainability and growth of Decentraland Studios. Our mission remains the same: connecting creators with brands and promoting transparency within the Decentraland ecosystem.

Additional links

We encourage you to explore the following resources and stay connected with Decentraland Studios:

Roadmap and milestones

November 2023 to April 2024

In these 6 months, my role as the Day-to-Day Operations Manager will be focused on maintaining the platform’s smooth operation. Our main goal is to preserve the current user base and ensure the reliability of our platform for both, creators and brands.

These are the key areas that require attention to ensure a smooth operation:

  • Addressing user inquiries.
  • Onboarding new studios.
  • Verifying challenges from studios.
  • Moderating job opportunities.
  • Notifying and encouraging studios to submit proposals.
  • Following-up posted projects.
  • Engaging potential customers.
  • Maintaining our presence on social media.
  • Supporting Verified studios.

Additionally, I will establish and maintain a direct line of communication with our development team to address any technical issues or challenges that may arise.

Vote on this proposal on the Decentraland DAO

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Do you have a plan to be self-sustainable in the future? Will you ask for more maintenance funds in 6 months? Thank you.

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Hello @Canessa, the future remains uncertain, we hope to see a growth in job opportunities, ensuring that Decentraland Studios continues to be a vital resource for the ecosystem. At this stage, we are hesitant to consider transitioning to alternative funding models, such as fees for submissions or premium registry placements, as it kind of goes against the core idea of our project – providing accessibility and democratized access to qualified creators. If necessary, in 6 months we may submit a new grant proposal to sustain our platform’s operation.

Simply, I just want to say: we will support you if you complete this project without requesting a third grant. The first grant took away 40+k… with this second grant, you should be able to complete it.

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Anything that is helpful to the DCL ecosystem will be supported unconditionally! Thank you~! :smiley:

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Hello @LandlordDao

I want to address your concern about completing the project without requesting another grant. Decentraland Studios is not a traditional project with a finite completion point. This grant proposal doesn’t involve introducing new features or enhancements, instead we are transitioning to a maintenance mode to keep the platform operational.

While we have optimized our platform to minimize costs, maintaining and operating Decentraland Studios does incur ongoing expenses. We remain hesitant to consider transitioning to alternative funding models, as I previously mentioned to canessa, because such a shift would go against the core idea of our project.

As long as the community chooses to keep Decentraland Studios operational, the platform where creators can showcase their skills and apply for commercial projects, it will require continued financial support.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

strongly support dclStudios and the work theyve done. even if it is a recurring cost their work provides steps towards a sustainable economy who else is sourcing jobs from within the community? strong yes

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I believe without this there is no other way for brands to find easy access to Decentraland and its creators.

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This project is well conceived, well executed, and provides by far the best platform for the economics of creators being found and compensated by people and organizations wishing to enter the world but needing help. it also allows projects to put up specs and get bids from the creator, and to see in some great detail what the highly-curated talent can do.
Please vote yes, this should very well sustained and supported into the future

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Based on community feedback and @aleescoda reply to LandlordDao I will change my vote from NO to YES. Thank you for the work that you have done and for being transparent around future costs.

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Decentraland Studios Maintenance

This proposal is now in status: PASSED.

Voting Results:

  • Yes 77% 13,856,560 VP (102 votes)
  • No 22% 3,930,830 VP (15 votes)
  • Abstain 1% 1,329 VP (4 votes)

Decentraland Studios Maintenance

This proposal has been ENACTED by a DAO Committee Member (0xfb1afa4dc069ffb47b19dbee196045d508fcd5a2)

Vesting Contract Addresses: 0xc545c175ecc573e58fdf76148f19d94c08a551f1