This is me, @alexandravart & friends, with a brand new community based account.
Finally, I mustered courage and energy to start building something for the art community.
I’m grateful for all the friends, communities and wonderful people I’ve met while on my Steemit journey, and so I feel like I have to do my part and repay the community however I can.
After thinking for a while, I finally found the idea I was looking for… one that deserves my full on dedication, work and time:
I decided to create a Community Based Account!
This is a powerful way to get involved with other artists, create new and exciting opportunities and keep track of everything at the same time.
This new communal account will combine the needs of the many wonderful communities I’ve been engaged with, as well as make efforts towards improving them.
Here are some things I’ve learned from them so far:
What is Creative Commons Art ?:
Everyone in Steemit should unite and cooperate, respecting each other’s work and ideas while at the same time empowering themselves.
As an artist, I discovered many ideas were too big for me to implement on my own, so for many times I had to forget about them or store them away in the hope that someday I’ll be able to successfully accomplish those goals.
I felt that ownership was bringing me nothing!
If there was a way for me to abdicate my ownership just to see those ideas come into fruition, I wouldn’t have thought twice, because I truly value ideas over my income or ownership.
If I knew then about Creative Commons License….
But there’s a problem with this… how would I get paid if I had no ownership?
HOW DOES BLOCKCHAIN, DECENTRALIZATION AND APPLICATIONS LIKE STEEMIT ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM?
Without even having the numbers to back that up, I think it’s safe for me to say:
I believe there are fairly equal amounts of creative people and rational or practical people.
There are equally the same numbers of great workers able to follow leadership and norms or even extroverted people that can make themselves easily accepted by society for their social skills.
All these different groups of people have value to give to society and they should all be rewarded for it.
However, the reward system has been controlled by people who were not able to evaluate creative work for its subjectivity and lack of clear initial functionality, which brings me to the following conclusion:
A creative idea can find its function only when improved upon by many creative minds with many different perspectives.
The amazing thing about this is that a creative idea could be inexhaustible in functions, if it is continuously worked upon by creative minds. Same as how blockchain technology finds many functions and applications because no one owns it and everyone feels free to add input from inexhaustibly different perspectives.
How could creative minds be rewarded for their ideas and work?
Steemit and the communities that have formed within the platform could reward its members with Steem rewards easily.
Every community could become a self-sustained project incubator.
Here’s what I mean in an example:
Let’s say I have this ambitious idea which is to create an educational book about blockchain with amazing images and great text that will be later promoted on the blockchain.
I am just an artist, however, so I need to hire a great writer and e-commerce expert for promotion and all those extra jobs… But I don’t have the money for that, I just have the ability to create great images.
So I produce the images and give them for free with Creative Commons License, so all the visual artists on steemit could get inspiration and make them better, generating even more images to be used for the project and we could all vote and reward each other's efforts because we are specialized to evaluate the work.
Then writers can do the same, and create posts about their work within the project, getting rewards from their writers community.
Maybe then video content creators get inspiration and create even more content on the subject to be rewarded by their own communities as well… you get the drill.
On steemit everyone's contribution is transparent in posts that are rewarded by people that are interested in the subject, ever growing in direct proportion with the quality of the content.
So, there is no need for promotion here, the work will spread between the communities that are specialized in that type of work and it is rewarded by the same people that add to that work.
How am I going to use the new account to make this idea work?
-- @ccommons.art is the name of the account I created but I hope I will not own it by myself!
Here’s what it will do:
--@ccommons.art will curate Creative Commons creative work, vote resteem and reward the authors in a collaborative effort;
--@ccommons.art will become a tag for free Creative Commons Art resources for all the community to use;
--@ccommons.art will create initiatives, challenges, collaborations and contests for creatives from different genres and mediums ( visual artists, musicians, writers, developers etc ) to generate even more Creative Commons Licensed work;
--@ccommons.art will create a“Wall of Fame” with posts for the best authors that license their work with Creative Commons offering exposure and promotion in this way;
--@ccommons.art will be an open account for creatives to interact and generate ideas and projects to be founded by the communities participating;
--All @ccommons.art initiatives and project posts will be open for discussion within all the creative communities, so anyone at anytime could start a project and receive support from this account.
-- @ccommons.art posts rewards will be distributed like this:
All the Steem Power generated by this account will remain in the account to get bigger votes that will reward all the Creative Commons authors
All the Steem and SBD will go to the Creative Commons authors and collaborators in proportion to their involvement.
So, I won’t keep anything for myself from the rewards generated by this account, because I know this account will help me in my individual projects just like all the other Creative Commons authors.
Work has already started for this idea to take shape, this post was done in collaboration with great writers @diebitch and @spiritualmax.
Me and @yusaymon have started collecting CC art and brainstorm about the first “wall of fame post” and projects incubator challenges future posts.
In the same fashion all the steem and sbd rewards will go to my dear collaborators <3 <3<3
Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.
Some of my closest collaborators in this project are:
Slothicorn community members
CreativeSteem community members
Creative-commons community members
DreamsComeTrue community members
Hope this list will grow forever !!!
I would love to know what you guys think , so do not hesitate to leave a comment ! :)