#459 Slothicorn Art Curation Sponsorship with SmartCash

By justatouchfey


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

  • We have on average 5 English posts, 1 Indonesian post, and 1 Spanish post a week. Sometimes this changes based on curator availability.
  • Each day a curator selections eligible art from the Slothicorn tag on Steemit (17 in total) and we write a post to the slothicorn account highlighting the entries. Here’s an example: https://steemit.com/slothicorn/@slothicorn/slothicorn-daily-art-curation-44
  • This project would add one special curation (bringing our daily total to 18 artists) for the span of one month (August, 31 days). We reward the first 17 ourselves. The special 18th artist, sponsored by SmartCash, would receive $10 USD in the equivalent SmartCash. The curator for the day would also receive $10 USD in equivalent SmartCash.


Budget Break Down

    • $310 for Artist Rewards - $10 x 31 days
    • $310 for Curators - $10 x 31 days
    • $100 for Custom Header Graphic


  • $720 USD total



Timeline Break Down

If the proposal is funded the proposed timeline is:

  • July 7th-July 22nd (approx) - Proposal Open for voting for 2 weeks
  • July 22nd-31st - If the proposal passes the vote, we will announce it on the Slothicorn steemit, as well as post our need for a header graphic. We generally get graphics (including out current logo) through a contest with upvotes and a crypto reward as the prize so we would stick with this format. Artists will have until the 28th to deliver work. The promotional post on Steemit and the custom header graphic will be our first milestone deliveries.
  • August 1st - August 31st - Starting August 1st, we will add a special section to our daily curations with the custom SmartCash logo to highlight the SmartCash sponsored post. This will continue until the 31st. Artists will be paid out using the SmartCash TipBot (https://steemit.com/@smartbot)  on steemit so that it’s all verifiable and good.
  • September 1st - We’re done! Yay us!


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 240.00 446,794.25 * 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 480.00 893,588.50 * 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. -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 720.00
  • Estimated SMART: 1,340,382.75
  • Estimated BTC: 0.03723181


  • Created Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Sunday, July 22, 2018 04:44:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones


  • Not Funded


Yes (1,194,702.15)
No (1,532,752.90)
Abstain (165,609.16)

Voting Audit

Address Voting Power Vote Is Valid

Proposal Audit

Date Description Yes No
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. -


  • mjthestudentactuary 07/08/2018 18:55

    Another great proposal! We have some nice ones this month!!

    justatouchfey 07/08/2018 18:58

    Thank you!

  • flauwy 07/09/2018 03:04

    I love the proposal. It is very reasonable. And Steemit for the win. So you have my vote.

    justatouchfey 07/09/2018 03:38

    Great to hear. Thank you.