[DAO:yui2r6q] Create a Phygital environment to unite artists from latam and Decentraland

by 0xdef79f2b0e466260b1e87264d327d03de0eac50c

Should the following Tier 4: up to $60,000 USD, 6 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Content Creator category be approved?

Abstract

Artists coming from Latinamerica have very limited exposure to the metaverse and digital economies. Moreover, they are not aware of the appropriate channels to monetize their creations and do not have support from galleries and other established art players. At Espacio Creador, we want to create an interactive PhyGital experience where digital artists, content creators, fashion and metaverse enthusiasts get together to create and monetize digital art disregarding their background. Our three LANDs on Decentraland will be used to create immersive experiences that interact with the art activations that we will do IRL. These activations will attract traffic to Decentraland and generate revenue for the DAO.

Grant size

12,000 USD

Beneficiary address

0xdEF79f2b0e466260B1E87264d327d03De0EAc50c

Email address

andres.fonseca@itrmachines.com

Description

One of the key drivers for metaverse adoption is the incentivization of users to enter virtual worlds and spend time in them. To achieve this, it is necessary to create interactive experiences that increase traffic and help onboarding the masses to Decentraland.

Espacio Creador’s main premise is to create new opportunities for artists through the convergence of art and technology and the development of multiverse experiences that leverage Decentraland, NFTs, VR and AR to take the next step towards the real adoption of Web 3.0.

The pilot for the project will be a phygital event taking place in Decentraland, the website of Espacio Creador (https://escreador.wtf), as well as in real life at Simonette Boutique in Bogota, Colombia (https://simonetteboutique.com/). The event will have live Djs (both in real live and in the metaverse), live street art/VR performance from renowned Colombian artists such as Ceroker https://www.instagram.com/ceroker/, Tres Manos Studio https://www.instagram.com/atresmanosestudio/, and the launch of a wearable collection by Kaftan https://kaftan.com.co/.

The Espacio Creador is conceived as a space for co-creation and promotion of creative disciplines, covering the areas of design, technology, fashion, plastic- , visual- , sound- , interactive arts and new media.

It aims to enable environments where these areas converge, allowing experimentation and creation. These environments will be focused on strengthening the culture and art of developing cultures as well as their recognition both locally and internationally. In addition to this, Espacio Creador aims to strengthen the art industry through the creation of innovative diffusion channels which allow new ways to perceive and consume culture.

To this end, the creative space offers a series of environments and channels, both digital and physical, which together form an ecosystem of extended interaction, with the intention of covering a wide range of artistic intentions. The Espacio Creador will take three main channels into consideration to allow the interaction between creators, enthusiasts and art buyers:

  • Metaverse=
  1. Decentraland
  • Digital Realm=
  1. Dapps
  2. Virtual Reality
  3. Augmented Reality
  4. RRSS
  • Physical Realm=
  1. Galleries
  2. Events
  3. Performances
  4. Print media

Regarding the metaverse diffusion channel we chose Decentraland because of its advanced state of development, thriving community, real decentralised character and huge upside potential.

Specification

Concept

The creative space in Decentraland is conceived as a hybrid minimalist building with big exhibition floors. The experience aims to prioritise the exhibition spaces by using large rooms that are interconnected by floating corridors, offering the visitor a dynamic tour through the building

Architecture

  • The architectural style for the creative space is inspired in minimalist futurism with large geometrically oriented spaces, viewpoints and external corridors with a dynamic character.

  • Given the technical limitations and the planned aesthetic for the experience, we will develop orthogonal geometric forms with bevels, and a high presence of diagonals that dynamize the forms without overloading the mesh with polygons.

  • We will build large halls that highlight the work exhibited in conjunction with the architecture. These halls will be connected by open-air elevated corridors with platforms, floating walls and terraces with a minimalist futuristic touch.

  • We seek to experiment with sculptural ornaments embedded in the architecture that give a certain personification to the space, and that end up constituting a differentiating style with other spaces in Decentraland.

Exhibition Spaces

  • 16:9 Rooms - 16:9 aspect ratio rooms that allow the best possible portrayal of works of this size.

  • Floating Walls - Walls that are not connected to the rest of the building in any way, and that show exhibition screens or sculptures in ways that would be impossible in reality.

  • Transparent Ceilings and Floors - In some rooms we will look for works to be displayed on the ceiling and on second floor layers that can be observed from a specific viewing angle.

  • Large screens - The aim is to introduce large screens with animated or video content to create an object that can be appreciated for a long time.

Tour

The primary goal of the tour is to offer the visitor an experience of non-linear prolonged interest, that can be explored in different ways and which captures the attention of the observer due to its dynamic character. This tour will take the visitor through rooms of different dimensions and distributions, through long corridors and surfaces with characteristics similar to those of platform games, which force the user to jump, eventually fail and have to try again.
Finally, we will offer easy exit access, such as open windows or possibilities of falling into floating corridors, which do not force the visitor to return to the entrance to leave the building at the moment he/she wishes to do so.

Use of Funds

The grant will be used to pay part of the development costs of Espacio Creador hub in LAND [“-61,45”,“-61,46”,“-62,45”] in accordance with the previous requirements and prepare multiple activation event for Espacio Creador both in the virtual and in the real world. The ultimate goal of this proposal is to attract more traffic to Decentralad and foster the adoption of the metaverse. This will be achieved through the continuous promotion of Decentraland and all its features across the series of events organised by Espacio Creador, over our webpage (https://escreador.wtf/) and social networks. Each art activation will be done with the purpose of co-creating a wearable collection between all the artists involved in it which will allow multiple artists, designers and boutiques to impersonate their brands in the metaverse and increase the adoption of Decentraland

Personnel

We are a team of multidisciplinary entrepreneurs with multiple years of added experience in the metaverse, art, fashion, design and music industries.The project is a spinoff of the MetaGameHub DAO (Metaverse Infrastructure Provider), Kaftan (Fashion Brand) and Light Skills Dojo (Artists Collective)

Andrés Fonseca

Camilo Molina

Julian Sandoval

Camilo Echeverri

  • Advisor at Espacio Creador
  • Relevant Credentials (e.g.): LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caem2017/
  • Background/Experience:
    3 Years Experience in the indexing and banking industry
    DAOs and NFTs and metaverse expert

Roadmap and milestones

Communication plan rollout September

  • Weekly post during one month about the event across 4 channels (MetaGameHub, Kaftan, Espacio Creador, Dojo)
  • Twitter Spaces talking about the status quo of decentraland, the fashion industry and dthe art world in Latam

Metaverse Development September-October

  1. Activities
  • Experimentation
  • Design
  1. Deliverables
  • Doc with the parameters of the virtual space
  1. Activities
  • Modelling and texturing development
  • Animation development
  1. Deliverables
  • Models, textures and animations
  1. Activities
  • Behaviours and Interactions
  1. Deliverables
  • Intelligent objects
  1. Activities
  • Lighting and VFX development
  1. Deliverables
  • Textures and particles
  1. Activities
  • Deployment
  1. Deliverables
  • Space in Decentraland

Launch Event October 20th

Launch Event of the Espacio Creador with a phygital experience including multiple NFT drops (membership NFTs, Decentraland wearables and 1o1s of the involved artists), a fully developed Decentraland scene that will host all events related to Espacio Creador, and the whole logistics/promotion for the artist activation that will be done on that date.

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Wish you guys the best of luck.

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Hi there,
Thank you for taking the time to write this proposal. I really want to vote an automatic “yes” because I would love to see more opportunities to bring Web3 and the Metaverse to Latin America. I’m glad to see that you have already secured land, and that this grant is not going to cover land acquisition.

Can you help us learn more about your grant? You say you’re going to use the funds to pay development costs for your build, could you possibly break it down further to give close approximations of what this will cost? Also I see you have an extensive personnel list, are they being paid through the funds of this grant as well? Will the funds of this grant be paying any artists at your irl event, such as the live DJ’s, street performers, etc? Have you already started your Twitter Spaces? Seems like that could be started with or without a grant.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer these questions. ~Canessa

Hi Crypto Tengu!! Thank you for your support and let´s spread the metaverse ecosystem across Latam

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Hi Canessa!
Happy to be sharing the same spirit to bring metaverse and web3 opportunities to the Latin-American ecosystem.
To address in a concrete manner your questions regarding grant funds allocation, please find below the info:

  1. Development of EsCreador building: USD 8K (Dev Team)
  2. IRL event + marketing: USD 4k (DJ, location, promotion, marketing campaign, ads on social media platforms, food, beverages)
  3. EsCreador Team: USD 0 (The operational/supporting team will not perceive any compensation)
  4. Street artists: USD 0 (Street artists will perform without any direct charge to the grant funds. We have arranged to convert their performance into an NFT listed on OpenSea and deployed on the Espacio Creador Gallery in DCL.)

For the development of the EsCreador building in DCL, we have defined with the Dev Team of MetaGameHub DAO (MGH) a gallery with the following specifications:

  1. 3 DCL parcels
  2. 4 3D/sculpture show spaces with external exposition
  3. 1 3D fashion/wearables show space with external exposition
  4. 2 videos/images show spaces with external exposition (8 canvas min.)
  5. 1 videos/images/stream/event show space with external exposition (2 canvas min.)
  6. meeting rooftop space
  7. total height: 40 meters max.
    We have already started our efforts to build community across our various social networks https://www.instagram.com/espacio.creador/ and https://twitter.com/espaciocreador.
    Regarding twitter spaces, the idea is to start with multiple twitters spaces (2-3) three weeks before the launch event, to engage across our community and drive a stronger brand positioning and remembrance. Those twitter spaces will point to the Espacio Creador event.

I’m voting no, I don’t believe there is enough value here.
I would sponsor a Decentraland side event for DevCon with a 4k budget.

Hi Yemel! Thank you for your comment.
The total budget will be allocated on the side event (4k) and the development of DCL gallery in DCL (8k). Our side event will be focused on the creation of interactive and seamless experiences to increase adoption across Bogota.

Create a Phygital environment to unite artists from latam and Decentraland

This proposal is now in status: PASSED.

Voting Results:

  • Yes 61% 2,749,485 VP (25 votes)
  • No 39% 1,764,386 VP (14 votes)

Create a Phygital environment to unite artists from latam and Decentraland

This proposal has been ENACTED by a DAO Committee Member (0xbef99f5f55cf7cdb3a70998c57061b7e1386a9b0)

Vesting Contract Address: 0xB72a5Bf82230EF030D6185CBd0fF970a9Ff78F1C