[DAO: QmXiSAc] Flowershop by Ultramono LABS (Gallery / Club / Concept Store)

by 0xa0d258e7895096f813dacdaa4cdc5bf4fddd4847 (TanjaV#4847)

Should the following Tier 3: up to a 3 month vesting contract of $3000 - $5000 USD in MANA, with a one month cliff grant in the Content Creator category be approved?

Abstract

Flowershop is an Ultramono LABS embassy, for hosting our gallery, concert, and performance events. Ultramono organises events dedicated to progressive, futuristic, fusion art and electronic dance music, digital permaculture, inspiring conversations, and presents a gallery and clubbing events. Events are online and live, with documentation and exhibitions that can be accessed later, and usually with multiple participants collaborating in real time.

Grant size

5,000 USD

Beneficiary address

0xa0d258e7895096f813dacdaa4cdc5bf4fddd4847

Description

Flowershop is a cross between a gallery, club and a concept store. The idea of the flower shop that is so much more than the ordinary flower store comes from the cult Italian comic book Alan Ford by Bax Munker and Magnus. Flowershop is run by Ultramono, an art laboratory for the production of cybernetic art. Founded by Tanja Vujinovic (www.tanjav.art), new media artist with more than 25 years of experience in production and execution of multimedia events, Flowershop is going to be a new location and continuation of Ultramono events organized across the Metaverse, that were recently held among other platforms also on VRChat and Sansar. It is envisioned as an online venue for live cyber exhibitions, performances and other events to showcase the work of artists and scientists before an international audience that will innovatively involve blockchain platform to support both community at large and participants. Using poaps, tickets, wearables, works of art, and creating workplaces, Flowershop will expand the ecosystem of the emerging new economy in art production within Decentraland.

Specification

Project will be executed in stages, first being the actual building of the venue. Models of the building already exist, so this is going to be a process of optimization and adjusting the initial sketch so it can be fully functional on Decentraland platform. After the initial stage of building and setting up the base, we will start with developing individual modules and governance of the Flowershop, and work on a multiyear programme of exhibition, party, and conversations programme, and define curated and conceptualized exhibitions. We plan to have up to ten curated collective and individual exhibition per year, and monthly talks and party events, with spontaneous events as well. We are going to use this grant to hire stuff for curation and organization, get help in building and optimization, promote and network not just on the Internet but also using real life media outlets like for example Flash Art, and try to get in touch with art bloggers. Most important aspect of the whole Part of the grant will be used to get the land for the venue. Flowershop concept is the idea of self sustainability, so extra special attention will be devoted to having help with facilitating the financial management of the space so both the programme will continue and all involved could receive compensation for their contribution to the programme.

Personnel

Ultramono is founded by a new media artist Tanja Vujinovic (https://www.tanjav.art/) who has produced and participated in hundreds of IRL and online events in the field of arts and culture. As a highly experienced world builder, an artist , PhD holder in the field of Media arts and philosophy but also curator and event manager, she has presented her works on numerous festivals, in galleries and museum across the world, and recently Metaverse. The whole team and the structure of the Ultramono LABS is visible on our Discord server: ɄⱠ₮ⱤAMONO
Besides already existing team members, we plan to hire few more people who are “natives” in Decentraland, mostly for consultations and to initially help facilitate community aspect of the space and establish good monetary practices for all involved and our future audience.
Flowershop is the latest iteration that spawn from our success in organizing events in VRChat and Sansar, with the idea of making our permanent base in Decentraland and securing our financial sustainability across the Metaverse by making Decentraland our permanent and central home base.

Roadmap and milestones

Progress will be reported on a weekly bases in writing and on our Flowershop community meetup every Saturday at 21:00 CET at our location, in front of everyone interested to hear about the development. Execution of all tasks described in the project proposal will start immediately as our initial funding is secured. Project is expected to be fully executed within three months, with our first public event expected to happen in January 2021. In the meantime, we are starting our with promotion campaign of the whole Flowershop as a cross between a gallery, a club and a concept store on all social media and within our already existing networks, so we could get as much support as possible.

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Hello everyone!

Starting this thread so I could inform anyone interested about this projects development. Thank you all who voted for this grant so much! I will certainly do my best to develop everything mentioned as intended so stay tuned, and please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions and/or if you would like to chat or talk in DCL, I would love to meet as many of you as possible.

Short report on my progress so far regarding the grant for my Flowershop gallery /// club space. I have been working hard on developing Flowershop project and our HQ building and in spite of many technical issues with the builder that other people also had recently, I managed to get it to the best possible state, so we are up and running! Project has been announced on Ultramono website https://www.ultramono.art/ and more details are published on my website https://www.tanjav.art/work/flowershop-decentraland I am planning to organize our first, launch party in the following weeks. Few things have been added to the original plan. As part of our soft launch, we have now daily working hours where there is a staff member in attendance in our space daily from 13:00 UTC, and our weekly meetup is on every Sunday at 19:00 UTC. We now also have two more floors, in addition to floor on the left and right side of the building placed outside. Space is now used to its fullest with more content and addition of exhibited sculptures on the top floor. Greatest challenge so far has been using 3D objects from the ongoing MetaGarden series due to their complexity and the polygons/size restrictions of Decentraland. As you may or may not know, thanks to the awesome Aetheria district, we now have our home at 63,77 coordinates. If anybody has some suggestions or ideas, please contact me directly, or join our discord (link here https://www.ultramono.art/ ) or write in forum here. See you all!

Short report on my progress so far regarding the grant for Flowershop gallery /// club space. I have been working hard on developing Flowershop project and our HQ building and in spite of many technical issues with the builder that other people also had recently, I managed to get it to the best possible state, so we are up and running! Project has been announced on Ultramono website https://www.ultramono.art/ and more details are published on my website https://www.tanjav.art/work/flowershop-decentraland I am planning to organize our first, launch party in the following weeks. Few things have been added to the original plan. As part of our soft launch, we have now daily working hours where there is a staff member in attendance in our space daily from 13:00 UTC, and our weekly meetup is on every Sunday at 19:00 UTC. We now also have two more floors, in addition to floor on the left and right side of the building placed outside. Space is now used to its fullest with more content and addition of exhibited sculptures on the top floor. Greatest challenge so far has been using 3D objects from the ongoing MetaGarden series due to their complexity and the polygons/size restrictions of Decentraland. As you may or may not know, thanks to the awesome Aetheria district, we now have our home at 63,77 coordinates. If anybody has some suggestions or ideas, please contact me directly, or join our discord (link here https://www.ultramono.art/ ) or write in forum here