Project: Crypto for Creatives Website Proposal
Champion: Jonah Roberts (Jonah#5913)
Date: Apr 8, 2022
I am seeking 18,000 BANK in funding to create an educational website focused on creative use-cases of blockchains for fellow students at Ryerson University’s Creative School to use as a resource. The website’s MVP is completed (for desktop only) and published for the committee to reference [here] (also included below). I have a presentation of the site planned and will be seeking more opportunities to share it with students in the future. This funding will cover the work that has been done so far, as well as the steps that still need completing.
Ryerson University’s Creative School is a faculty focused on “exploring emerging technologies” by providing “hands-on learning opportunities to solve current and future problems creatively” (ref. here). As a student at the Creative School I view this faculty as an ideal candidate for Bankless to introduce an education initiative on blockchain and web3. I feel that we should be doing as much as we can to educate students on the tools blockchains enable for creatives. This is in close alignment with the Bankless mission to onboard 1B into web3.
I have completed the MVP for a website that I am calling Crypto for Creatives. Currently it includes some Bankless HQ and bDAO content but is not presented as a Bankless product or including any of our branding (theme, design etc.). Should this proposal pass, the site will become an official product of bDAO and will be redesigned accordingly. Regardless of the outcome of this proposal I will be presenting the website to a class of students in the middle of April.
Crypto for Creatives is an initial step to gauge interest from students in the Creative School on blockchain use-cases in the creative industries. My first presentation of the site will be on April 12th and I will continue to seek opportunities for showcasing it following that event. In addition, I will continue to iterate on the website in order to keep it up to date with the goings on in web3 and provide more examples of innovative projects as they come along. Lastly, I will consider looking for more opportunities for bDAO to gain reach at my University going into my last two years at school, especially as life moves back on-campus.
I am requesting a grant of 18,000 BANK for this project. 9,000 of the requested BANK is for the work that has been done up until this point (~15 hours) and the other half is for the work that will go into finishing the site, presenting it to students, networking with media outlets at the school to get it posted, and any other additional work that pertains specifically to publishing this offering. Coincidentally, 18,000 BANK would be exactly enough to promote my bDAO status to L1!
- Getting the website’s content to a place where it is ready to publish (although the content is not static and will be updated over time).
- Redesigning the website so that it fits the Bankless brand aesthetic.
- Presenting the website’s content for students.
- Getting the website featured in one the Creative School blogs or newsletter.
Crypto for Creatives MVP (desktop only): Crypto for Creatives – Creative use-cases for blockchain technology
Creative School homepage: The Creative School - Ryerson University