Slothicorn is an art curation group on Steemit that curates 17 artists daily to our followers. The SmartCash sponsored art curation would add one additional piece of artwork in each of our daily posts for that month (31 posts in total), highlighted by a custom SmartCash graphic to give it special attention in the post against the other 17 selections. The chosen artist will be rewarded with $10 USD in SmartCash, and the curator that day would be rewarded with $10 in SmartCash. We would source the custom graphic by running a week long contest with our artists to kick off the project with $100 USD in SmartCash for the winner.
How it Works
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If the proposal is funded the proposed timeline is:
What is Slothicorn?
Slothicorn (http://www.slothicorn.com // https://steemit.com/@slothicorn) is a decentralized, autonomous, loosely affiliated collective of artists who create art for cryptocurrency (often with a blockchain theme) or rewards other artists with cryptocurrency. We are rooted in the culture of open source and creative commons movements. Slothicorn seeks to liberate artists from daily grind and support them in higher quality of life by giving them the tools to create more abundance of resources, creativity, income, and support. Hopefully, these artists will become “slothicorns” themselves and help spread the wealth and community. Slothicorn often uses art projects, contests, bright colours, or crypto games to teach and share. Known for surreal and futuristic visuals, rainbow colours, and an outpouring of playful energy, Slothicorn strives to be the “wonderland of the Blockchain”. The ultimate goal of slothicorn is to take an artist from famine to enough fortune for them to uplift another artist in slothicorn.
While the combination of a sloth and unicorn has existed on the internet for some time, Slothicorn as we know it was born from a dream by Stellabelle(https://steemit.com/@stellabelle). Stellabelle first released Slothicorn onto the Steem Blockchain in late 2017 and it exploded into a large community of creatives who have, at the time of writing, rewarded artists with over 46,000 USD(https://steemit.com/slothicorn/@paulag/slothicorn-analysis-artists-project-on-steemit) for their artistic efforts.
Drawing inspiration from the original off-white paper, Slothicorn’s first project was the Slothicorn steemit account(https://steemit.com/@slothicorn) that funded many contests and now supports a steemit art curation, made possible by a generous steem power delegation from Stellabelle and the support of other slothicorns. Slothicorn has evolved from a creative commons and open source background to encouraging artists to choose their own licensing.
You can look back at the daily art curation on our Current Projects(https://slothicorn.com/current-projects/) page on the website, with translations and curations also available in Indonesian and Spanish. We have a Discord community of about 700 members and a Twitter, but Steemit is by far our most active social media platform with around 1900 followers.
Who are the artists?
Currently the slothicorn tag on steemit receives around 80-100 submissions a day and at our last analysis about a month ago(https://steemit.com/slothicorn/@ghulammujtaba/slothicorn-weekly-art-curation-analysis-05-09-2018-to-05-15-2018), there were over 200 unique users using the tag. Most of the artists use english, though we have a large enough Spanish and Indonesian community that we have added curators specifically to create curation posts in those languages. We’re interested in helping artists at all stages of their careers and frequently have artists from across the globe, including Nigeria and Venezuela.
Who am I?
My name is Ciel. I’ve been a driving force behind Slothicorn since Stellabelle was hired by Ono, along with Ghulam (one of our other curators). I’ve been interested in crypto since 2013, but only been very active in the space since last year. I was introduced to SmartCash through Crypt0 on Youtube and I’ve participated a bit in Team SmartCash, mostly writing short fiction. (Theodore and the Queen Bee https://steemit.com/smartcash/@justatouchfey/theodore-and-the-queen-bee-or-a-little-suspense-story-about-smartcash). I actually have another little serial I’m in the process of (The Winter Hive https://steemit.com/smartcash/@justatouchfey/the-winter-hive-part-one-or-a-little-suspense-serial-involving-cryptos-and-smartcash) though my Slothicorn work has put that on hold a bit.
I wrote those stories because I like SmartCash and found the community to be very approachable and encouraging. It was a great re-entry into cryptocurrency for me as a creative person and I think it would be very fun to introduce SmartCash to the Slothicorn community.
Outside crypto, I’m an artist and writer who has performed and exhibited work in Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Toronto. I’ve been involved in everything from television production to immersive art installations. Besides my curating work with Slothicorn, I also co-created and helps maintain the CryptoKitties Wiki.(http://cryptokittieswiki.com). You can check out the most recent version of my CV here: https://cielsaintemarie.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/cielsaintemarie_webcv.pdf
Who are the curators?
We currently have two english language curators (myself/@justatouchfey and Ghulam/@ghulammujtaba, one spanish language curator (@karmachela), and one indonesian curator(@kennyvaldez). The curators were chosen simply as the individuals who showed up every day to do the work.
|Date||Amount (US$)||Amount (Σ)||Description||Status|
|July 31, 2018||240.00||81,371.93 *||Post promoting SmartCash sponsorship and introducing artists to SmartCash is public and custom graphic delivered. This portion of the budget is to cover paying the artist for the header, the first week of artists who are selected, and the curators for that first week.||-|
|August 08, 2018||480.00||162,743.86 *||First week of daily curations posted with SmartCash special curation available publicly. This portion of the budget covers paying out the artists and curators for the rest of the month until the 31st.||-|
|Address||Voting Power||Vote||Is Valid|
|2018-07-08 00:42:00||Proposal created. Waiting for approval||-|
|2018-07-08 04:44:00||Open voting. Deadline up to 2018-07-22 04:44:00||-|
|2018-07-21 04:44:40||Last 24 hours of the vote.||Σ 1114702.14624||Σ 1532847.13453|
|2018-07-22 04:44:38||Voting closed. Status: Not Funded.||-|