The Avalanche Foundation Launches Avaissance
The Avalanche Foundation Launches Avaissance a NFT initiative to provide artist residencies for 50+ digital creators.
The unique program aims to spur Avalanche NFT growth through specialized mentorship, financial support, and DAO curation of Avalanche art.
The Mona Lisa Initiative (MLI), a collaborative digital art curation project that will inspire the creation of the next wave of Avalanche art, and the Artist in Residence program (AIR) for more than 50 artists, are two of Avaissance’s distinguishing features.
Avaissance intends to bring a Renaissance to Avalanche NFTs, sparking artists and spurring the ecosystem’s momentum. Artists can already benefit enormously from Avalanche’s speed, reliability, and low fees, all of which make creating and collecting NFTs frictionless. Avaissance aims to help take Avalanche NFTs to yet another level.
From now through April 28, artists of any skill level working in any digital medium can apply for AIR. The residency will be digital. Artists from across the world (with a few exceptions) can apply. The first 50+ residents will be revealed in May.
AIR will give accepted artists a 6-month opportunity to pursue a personal creative project while receiving funding, mentorship, virtual workshop opportunities, and support from the Avalanche ecosystem. The first group of AIR mentors includes:
- Emonee LaRussa, Emmy-winning motion graphics artist who has worked with Lil Nas X, Megan thee Stallion, and the Grammys
- Dave Krugman, founder of the creative community ALLSHIPS and a photographer, crypto artist, and writer
- Ryan Wen, Chief of Staff at Stacked Studios and Valhalla, an NFT project creating a Web3 gaming brand and community
AIR’s virtual workshops will cover marketing strategies and digital tools, and 50+ artists will release one collection of work on Avalanche.
Mona Lisa Initiative (MLI)
For the other component of Avaissance, the Mona Lisa Initiative, the Avalanche Foundation will collaborate with DAOs’ curatorial teams, helping to cement the next generation of digital art.
The Foundation plans to gift Avalanche NFTs to pioneering art-focused DAOs, expanding the DAOs’ NFT collections. DAOs participating in the MLI curation will be announced soon. The priority will be collecting and highlighting work from up-and-coming Avalanche NFT artists.
Finally, the MLI will establish an Avalanche Permanent Collection.
How to Apply
Learn more, submit portfolios, and apply for AIR. For more info (including on limitations), visit www.artonavalanche.com/avaissance.
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