Should the following Tier 5: up to $120,000 USD, 6 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Community category be approved?
Launched by some of the biggest names in the Web3 space, UnicornDAO is a membership collector DAO dedicated to empowering, showcasing, and supporting women-identifying, non-binary, & LGBTQ+ artists via wealth redistribution & challenging the patriarchy.
During NFT.NYC, we are booking out a hotel with an 1800-person capacity - we will have a gallery room, an event room, a VIP room, and more. We are also planning to do a massive metaverse activation with Pussy Riot during Pride Month and want to bring our DCL show to our IRL event! This grant would facilitate our DCL activation AND make the DCL DAO an official Sponsor of our event ft perks, including up to 300 VIP event tickets for DCL DAO and community members in NYC.
u·ni·corn /yo on kôrn/ noun
a gender unicorn is one who does not necessarily feel they need to fit into the mould of an all-female or male box
something highly desirable but difficult to find or obtain
Launched by some of the biggest names in the Web3 space and Entertainment industry (Nadya Tolokonnikova [Pussy Riot], Grimes, Sia, IX Shells, Charlie Cohen, and many others). UnicornDAO is a membership-based collector DAO dedicated to empowering, showcasing, and supporting women-identifying, non-binary, & LGBTQ+ artists in the Web3 space via wealth redistribution & challenging the patriarchy. This pride month, we, the team at UnicornDAO, have some epic plans.
This coming June is Pride month- and Unicorn DAO is going to be going all out on programming both IRL and in the metaverse via Decentraland. We’ll be bringing a curated art show, live performance, and several other surprises to official Decentraland Pride Programming and would love DAO support in onboarding LGBTQ+ Artists into DCL!
Additionally- on 6/21, from 9 pm-1 am EST, during NFT.NYC, we are booking out an iconic church venue, a well-established upscale event space that has given us a deal to utilize their beautiful Manhattan space because they love what we are about! We will have a gallery exhibition featuring all our artists curated by the DAO, a mainstage packed with New York’s legendary queer musicians who carved a historic lgbtqi+ counterculture in NYC, a VIP room for sponsors, and more.
We are currently finalizing our sponsors between (and may have to turn folks away due to capacity): Playboy, Dead Fellaz, Collab Currency, ArtBlocks, Rarible, Moonbirds/Kevin Rose, Quantum, Consyns Mesh, World of Women, Women Rise, Astro Girls and Sad Girls Bar.
We would love to add the Decentraland DAO to this list via a DAO Grant!
On top of sponsoring our Metaverse and IRL event- we would like to feature elements from our Decentraland activation on screens at our IRL event promoting DCL tangibly + with QR code links to 1800 tastemakers from top communities at our NYC event.
Speaking of- we would also like to extend between 30 VIP invites to your community, offer DCL Branded merch in swag bags, DCL Logo placement on optional decor, and Recognition as a sponsor in signage at gallery Showcase, + Optional Decentraland Community NFTs in the IRL digital gallery for the entire night, Access to the VIP room, Recognition as a sponsor in promotional material, and more!
Our activation will be both physical and digital and immersive in nature- We would love to integrate Decentraland and the DCL community into the fabric of this activation and initiate this partnership in the official Web3 fashion via a Decentraland DAO grant!
Our mission with this project is to bring women-identifying, non-binary, & LGBTQI+ artists in the Web3 space to the forefront- and onboard them into the incredible world of Decentraland. This coming Pride Month, we look forward to Decentraland’s programming, and as an LGBTQI+ operated and lead organization, we would love to be an integral part of Decentaland Pride! We hope to get the chance to collaborate with your community on this event and many others in the future!
“Men still own & run web3, and it’s not cute” - Nadya of PussyRiot
Part 1 - More about us:
There are Three parts of Unicorn:
UnicornDAO - collects art
UnicornX - creates art
UnicornRiot - activist organizing & onboarding masses
Networks and investors are similar; key investors from the DAO who are the biggest supporters also will be the main investors and partners in UnicornX.
UnicornDAO provides the infrastructure for a feminist and queer cultural revolution on the blockchain - by giving historically undervalued and underrepresented groups tools to empower themselves. 99% of the population is where the culture is, and by helping the 99% to onboard into crypto, we make crypto culture more diverse, fun, and cute. We subvert crypto bro culture and create non-cringe NFT cultural moments, all while building a top network for feminists x queers, and their allies in Web 3, giving birth to an inclusive new-age utopia in the Metaverse.
Key Points regarding our DAO:
- collectors DAO is dedicated to acquiring and showcasing works of art by women-identified, non-binary and LGBTIQ+ artists
- funds businesses led by women, non-binary and LGBTQ+ ppl
- creates value and delivers ROI for investors in the DAO
- onboards female+ fine art creators to Web 3
- up to this date, the DAO has purchased $1,5+ worth of NFT collections created by artists that identify as women, non-binary, and LGBTQIA+ groups; the art will be showcased at Unicorn’s upcoming events at many of the well-known crypto and NFT conferences, art galleries and museums around the world
We celebrate and honor the birth of NFTs as the beginning of one of the most impactful movements in the history of modern art.
More information on the Decentraland Event:
As our DAO is comprised of incredible artists- we will put together a collaboration to build out a space for our Decentraland Gallery show and concert. We are working with Cash Labs, an agency that works directly with the Decentraland Foundation, which helped curate and produce Metaverse Fashion Week and specific activations in full such as the recent Estée Lauder popup. Cash Labs will help us lease plots of land, deploy the build, and go through any other technical steps necessary to launch our virtual event.
From there, we will bring in dozens of incredible Women, Non-Binary, and LGBTQIA+ artists into our space, creating a Utopic safe space in the metaverse where we can host a concert featuring Pussy Riot and potentially some of our other DAO members.
Part 2 - More information on the proposed Physical Event:
The event will be an installation of a concept we call the IRL metaverse- where a curated roster of musicians, live performances, artists and guests coalesce as one immersive environment. Receiving this grant will include a ton of incentives for the Decentraland DAO and DCL community as a whole including 200 IRL invites for your community,Logo placement on optional decor, Recognized as a sponsor in signage, Showcasing DCL community NFTs in the gallery for the entire night, 30 VIP tickets for DAO members, Recognition as a sponsor in promotional material, and more!
Part 3 - How these events fit into our overall mission:
We celebrate our community by amplifying multi-disciplinary talent for guests to experience Unicorn’s ethos at its core. Our focus is diversifying the web3 community and culture as we know it today. We would love to bring our mission deeper into the metaverse, and with the Decentraland DAO’s help, spread our gospel of inclusivity to the global Decentraland Community.
Some of our DAO members:
Nadya Riot- Founder of UnicornDAO, a conceptual artist, political activist and a member of the anarchist feminist group Pussy Riot
Grimes- Experimental pop artist, visual artist, e-musician, singer-producer, and songwriter. Recently launched her NFT collection on Nifty Gateway “Warnymphs.”
Sia- Singer, songwriter, artist, and now known to the public as Bianca Di Medici, one of the most influential crypto NFT evangelists to the Medici Web3 families
Rebecca Lamis- CEO of UnicornDAO, a powerhouse who formed Unicorn from vision to reality. A passionate activist, community builder, blockchain veteran and leader in the space who defies the way current web3 ecosystems operate.
Priyanka Desai- Member of Flamingo DAO & Tribute Labs. Increasingly disenchanted with the sluggish bureaucracy of Capitol Hill, Priyanka Desai sought out new pastures when she pivoted into the cryptographic ecosystem. Member & Partner of UnicornDAO.
C Verdult- Shaping environments through art + technology. She aims to bridge the gap between contemporary + conceptual artists entering the web3 space, coining the revolution as “renaissance 3.0.” Lead creative behind the first immersive physical meets digital international exhibition “NFT Art Berlin” at Kraftwerk.
Member & Head of Curation at UnicornDAO.
Charlie Cohen: Founded a “technical fashion” brand that blends high-performance fabrics with high-fashion design. Metaverse Fashion Curator & Member of UnicornDAO.
- Decentraland Pride Activation
- Virtual Buildout by our artists in collaboration with Cash Labs
- Massive virtual curated art show featuring dozens of Women, Non-Binary, and LGBTQIA+ NFT artists
- A live concert featuring Pussyriot and special guests
- and more!
- IRL Activation
Activating during NFT.NYC integrating Decentraland directly into a 2,000-person gallery & party celebrating women, NB folks, and the LGBTQ+ community
Decentraland would be a Gold Plus Sponsor, which includes:
200 invites for your community
Can provide branded merch
Logo placement on optional decor
Recognized as a sponsor in signage
Showcase NFTs in the gallery for the entire night
30 VIP tickets
Recognized as a sponsor in promotional material
- Future Roadmap
Our collectors DAO is dedicated to acquiring and showcasing works of art by women-identified, non-binary and LGBTIQ+ artists
up to this date, the DAO has purchased $1,5+ worth of NFT collections created by artists that identify within the women, non-binary, and LGBTQ+ groups; the art will be showcased at Unicorn’s upcoming events at many of the well-known crypto and NFT conferences, art galleries and museums around the world
NFT drops with strong utility prioritized IRL presence:
UnicornDAO is planning an activation this summer which will distribute over 100,000 NFTs in an effort to raise money for the Women’s march & Planned Parenthood