The Time is DAO is a collective of artists, collectors and innovators coming together to explore ethics, remove power dynamics and provide a support system so that the Web3 art space can realize its full potential and not replicate past inequitable and toxic systems.
Art is life
We are all connected by a shared love (and need) for art. We believe in the power of art for expression, communication, healing and inspiration.
Humanity in Web3
In a world full of pseudonymity and transactionality, we believe that our core humanity remains the thing that connects us. We embrace that humanity by taking care of our mental health, resisting the urge to hustle or compromise on our values, and celebrating the diversity of all our identities and experiences, whether or not they are on display. We apply an accessibility and equity lens to our decisions with that humanity in mind.
Financial and social incentives can cause a scarcity mindset in Web3. We are intentionally overriding that with an abundance mindset, with the belief that we can all go further together.
We are not here to call people out, but rather call them in. We recognize that multiple conflicting perspectives can be true at the same time, and we embrace those differences with curiosity and appreciation.
What we’re not
Just as we're being intentional about what we are, it's important to name what we're not... especially when ethics and DAO tokens are in play.
The Time is DAO is not:
We're not here to police anyone on whether or not they are acting in a way that we believe is ethical, or "cancel" anyone for their actions. By creating a safe space and a vision of what drives positive change, we seek to inspire rather than condemn.
We are a DAO made up of a diverse range of individuals, and we know that we can never speak for all members. Idea generation will be collaborative and decisions will be made by consensus.
A financial security
While the Time is DAO membership token may have a financial value associated with it, and projects that we work on in the future may have a profit associated with them, we are not creating any form of financial securities that generate income or interest for members.
The projects we work on will be ideated, decided and executed on by the DAO. Some ideas of what those projects could entail include:
Collaboratively written artist/collector manifesto
“Humans of Web3” spotlights
Research / exploration around topics like AI, artistic references, pseudonymity, etc.
Curated collections & collaborations with emerging & established artists
The Time is DAO summit, bringing people together (virtually) to explore topics around ethics in Web3
The initial formation structure of The Time is DAO will be as follows:
200 tokens for core membership.
1 token per member.
Tokens are "pay what you want" - they can be claimed for free, or if members want to add a small amount to the initial DAO treasury they can.
Initial tokens allocated to specific individuals that have expressed interest in forming this DAO.
Aim for balance between artists, collectors and innovators/entrepreneurs (recognizing that many will hold multiple roles).
Tokens are non-transferable and hold no monetary value.
DAO decisions managed on Upstream, with 1 token = 1 vote.
DAO discussions on Discord server.
Potential for expanded membership in the future.