Berlin, Germany, 25th May, 2022, Chainwire
- The 8-week fellowship program called WAC (Web3 for Arts and Culture) has kicked off and features 8 established art + culture institutions learning how to incorporate web3 technologies
- Tezos is partnering with Gitcoin to host a hackathon within WAC. Prize pool is $50k in tez and there are no prerequisites to join (non-technical people welcome!). Sign up at https://gitcoin.co/hackathon/wac/onboard
The WAC Lab (Web3 for Arts and Culture), built on the energy-efficient Tezos blockchain, announced that Gitcoin will host a month-long hackathon (May 25th to June 25th) with a prize pool of $50k in tez during its final stage of the research and learning program. The WAC fellowship is an 8-week fellowship program called WAC (Web3 for Arts and Culture) features eight established art and culture institutions learning how to incorporate web3 technologies.
Inspired by the new use cases identified during the program, the eight bounties will explore beyond drops and collectibles to create open-source proof of concepts on the Tezos blockchain. We will talk about on-site web3 interaction, NFT ticketing, tokenomics for a curation DAO, web3 integration in virtual spaces, and much more. Anyone can submit entries, technical knowledge is not required. The fellows will announce the bounties to the Gitcoin community in an online event at 2pm UTC on May 25th.
Hackathon Twitter Space: 16:30 UTC, 26th of May on @GitcoinDAO Twitter
Submission deadline: June 25, 2022
Sign up here: https://gitcoin.co/hackathon/wac/onboard
The two primary goals of this fellowship are to 1) onboard cultural institutions in Web3 and identify new use cases, and 2) provide an open-source template for other museums, festivals, and more to build their own future. The fellows imagine different decentralized future scenarios for the arts & culture sector through a UNESCO-backed futures literacy lab hosted by the MOTI Foundation. The WAC has been engineered by We Are Museums, an international community of museum professionals, and TZ Connect, a Berlin-based team dedicated to advancing the Tezos ecosystem, in collaboration with Blockchain Art Directory 2.0.
The fellows are as follows: BeFantastic (India), C/O Berlin (Germany), Light Art Space Foundation (Germany), NXT Museum (The Netherlands), Octobre Numérique (France), Signal Festival (Czech Republic), Van Gogh Museum (The Netherlands), and Villa Albertine (United States).
About We Are Museums:
As a result of a long journey of international conferences and local gatherings, We Are Museums is a community of practices that supports new ideas through change management programs, shared resources, original research, and collaborative networks. Today, the fields of research revolve around environmental, social, and technological innovations in order to shape better futures. https://wearemuseums.com/
About TZ Connect:
TZ Connect is a Berlin-based team that builds open-source software, provides support to projects and companies building on Tezos, and bridges different players within the Tezos ecosystem. https://www.tzconnect.com/en/
Tezos is smart money, redefining what it means to hold and exchange value in a digitally connected world. A self-upgradable and energy-efficient blockchain with a proven track record, Tezos seamlessly adopts tomorrow’s innovations without network disruptions today. For more information, please visit https://tezos.com/.
Gitcoin is where communities unite to build & fund the open web. Gitcoin’s community includes over 200k active developers and builders. Gitcoin has helped thousands of projects and teams grow open source ecosystems with over $70M in funding. The next quarterly grants round, Web3’s biggest funding & building event, is set for June 8 – 23, 2022 You can learn more about Gitcoin at https://www.gitcoin.co or by joining our Discord at https://discord.gg/gitcoin.