[DAO: QmaRsnu] IRL.LAND - ETHDenver 2022 and Beyond!

by 0x1253594843798ff0fcd7fa221b820c2d3ca58fd5 (anniestarduster)

Should the following Tier 6: up to $240,000 USD, 6 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Community category be approved?


IRLArt is a collective of artists and art directors focused on high impact creative projects. We recreate all of our physical exhibits in the metaverse. We have built in Cryptovoxels, Somnium Space, VRChat, Mona.Gallery, scanned our spaces with Matterport, and are committed to bridging digital to physical. We have a physical gallery and venue, IRL Underground, based in Denver, CO we host DAO supported NFT exhibits in. Since 2019 we have also been the art stewards of ETHDenver, managing the Art Gallery and Auction build and curation.

You can find us at: https://twitter.com/irlart__ | https://instagram.com/irlart__ | https://irlunderground.com | Virtual Worlds | Linktree

Grant size

240,000 USD

Beneficiary address



Please view our full proposal doc here: https://bit.ly/3zaEi2v

Over the next 6 months, Decentraland will be the primary metaverse we focus on and build in for ETHDenver, EFDevconnect, Sonic Bloom, and other high impact opportunities. Our goal in decentraland is to recreate the main conference building, the Sports Castle, at ETHDenver 2022, highlight, and showcase 100 + featured artists at the official ETHDenver Art Gallery and Auction. Artists can choose a commission from 0 - 100%, with their designated commission going to a beneficiary. This year the commission will go to Gitcoin; to benefit Art focused Public Goods.

Our two calls for artists can be found here:

This year’s panel of curators of the gallery have diverse backgrounds, spanning multiple creative initiatives around art and technology. Annie Phillips, of IRL Art, Robert Gray of IRL Art, Shivani Mitra of Museum of Crypto Art, and Jessica Angel of Art Project Decentralized.

We will work with our collaborators in the NEAR Ecosytem, who created our video last year, to have a video made of the gallery to post on social media.

Last years video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CK7B-w4n4Gb/

We will share the video directly with all of the approximately 100 participating artists and facilitators to promote decentraland, the auction, the artists, and ETHDenver.

Additionally, we will livestream builds, interview participating builders, and share those through DCL Reports and Boombox Heads twitch streams. Our inhouse video team will additionally make periodic recaps of our progress and builds.

In the ETHDenver gallery, we will have decentraland vinyl and printed graphics on a display around a large TV that will host the video with a QR code to visit the parcels. We will provide (2) VR headsets to conference attendees to experience the gallery physically and virtually within Decentraland. The conference will have over 5000 attendees physically, and thousands more can tune in virtually through GamerJibe and our potential Decentraland Gallery.

We currently don’t own any parcels of land in any metaverse. This would be our first ability to integrate and explore more features, like adding contributors, and creating wearables, which is only accessible to land owners. It will allow us more long term ability to add new contributors, provide educational, hands-on opportunities for more creators in our collective to learn and engage with Decentraland.


We will complete this project internally with the 7 team members, our larger network of collaborators and partners, and the additional 8 granted collaborators.

Please view our previous projects here:


Annie Stardust -

  • Founder of IRL Art, Digital Artist and Art Director working primarily in Cinema 4D, with a background in animation, content development, 3D world building, early NFT artist, onboarded over 400 artists into NFTs, and art steward for ETHDenver since 2019.

Yultek - Multimedia Artist, Graphic Designer, Metaverse Architect, AR/VR content producer - Lead designer and installer for IRLart - @yultek_

Godfrey - Virtual Reality Developer, Crypto Artist working in 3d / VR, Virtual Production, Virtual Art Galleries, VR Music Videos, Music Producer, Real-TIme Production and Streaming

Fractilians - Digital + Analog Visual Arts Educator + Content Creation. 3D/VR , Streaming, Video production. Nathalie aka Fractilians has worked for numerous visual arts centers, STEM programs, art collectives and community art projects. She is passionate about #openmetaverse building, and creating connections + collaborative opportunities between IRL and the crypto world.

Robert Gray - Chief marketing officer of IRL Art. Robert is an art dealer, curator and consultant. His mission is to engage, educate and inspire the community via art.

Kynthic - Multimedia digital artist, specializing in image manipulation. Extensive expertise with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, Machine Learning and AI powered tools, UX & UI Designer, iPad Pro Tools (Procreate, Nomad Sculpt and Swift Playgrounds) and AR content development. Community Lead for IRLart.

Roadmap and milestones


  • Add all 6 contributors to parcels
    -Receive art from call for artists and begin build
  • Release promo video for DCL build and ETHDenver auction
  • Record timelapses, as well as daily live stream build sessions
    - hosted online through DCL Reporter and Boomboxes Twitch
    - hosted physically in the Art Gallery and Makerspace in the conference, during ETHDenver

March: Yultek’s Architek.firm Exhibit
- First subgrants for new builders to participate by building in DCL for the Exhibit
- Installation and demo at irlunderground for the entire month

April: Earth Day Celebration Block Party in front of irlunderground
- Updated demo on display at irlunderground, and a demo outdoors at the block party

EFDev Connect Event, Exhibition in Amsterdam
- Build out NFT exhibit on display at EFDevconnect
- Second round of subgrants for builders, to help begin integrating gamification
- Demo on display for the week at the coworking space and the exhibit at the conference

June: Sonic Bloom Music and Arts Festival
- Full festival wide metaverse build out, with gamification integrated that highlights the AR sculptures commissioned for the festival
- Live streaming of various music sets from the event

July: Decentraland Showcase and Community Celebration hosted at irlunderground
- Event for any holder of $MANA or DCL parcels to attend for free
- Celebration and showcase of the 6 month residency

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IRL.LAND - ETHDenver 2022 and Beyond!

This proposal is now in status: PASSED.

Voting Results:

  • Yes 95% 10,108,958 VP (78 votes)
  • No 5% 566,504 VP (7 votes)
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IRL.LAND - ETHDenver 2022 and Beyond!

This proposal has been ENACTED by a DAO Committee Member (0xfe91c0c482e09600f2d1dbca10fd705bc6de60bc)

Vesting Contract Address: 0xe248dd3f57dcef23ae0dac68221791e4944adf82