Curie Community Building
Part of Curie's mission is to help grow communities on the Steem Blockchain. Curie takes its position as a community witness seriously and uses a portion of witness rewards to fund community support. Up until now, the process for awarding funding for community support consisted of a Curie Curator nominating a worthy contest or community to receive the support, followed by a vote by the top curators.
Current Contests/Communities Curie Supports
For the past 2 - 4 months we have been supporting the following contests and communities:
- SteemIt Open Mic (4 months - 100 Steem per)
- The Curation and Engagement League (4 months - 100 Steem per)
- Steem Poker League (4 months - 90 SBD per)
- Art Explosion (4 months - 36 Steem per)
- The Writer's Block (2 months - 100 Steem per)
- Comedy Open Mic (2 months - 100 Steem per)
- Archdruid Gaming (2 months - 70 Steem per)
- Finish the Story Contest / Bananafish (2 months - 32 Steem per)
- 24 Hour Short Story Contest (2 months - 36 Steem per)
- Freewritehouse (2 months - 24 Steem per)
- Deranged Photography Contest (2 months - 40 Steem per)
- C-Squared Comments Contest (2 months - 40 Steem per)
- iTalent Contest (2 months - 70 Steem per)
- Sankofa Folktale Contest (2 months - 45 Steem per)
New Community Support Application System
Curie will publish a monthly post asking for applications from any Steem communities that would like to apply for our community-building support. This is the first monthly Community Support Application Post. We hope that this will allow for a wider array of communities to be elevated by our efforts while better realizing Curie's operational goals of transparency and zero corruption.
All applications must adhere to the following guidelines. These guidelines may be adjusted at any time during the process as we realize ways that they may be streamlined or improved.
Your community, contest, or project must have some history already built up. For example, we won't be accepting a contest that you just started this week because you saw this post. Generally, we will look for at least a month or more of proven history.
Our support must go towards a specific purpose, such as a contest's prize pool or similar specific items. You must explain exactly how any funding received will be used.
Applications will be active for two months. If yours is not chosen in the first month, it may still be selected in month two. You can submit a new application before the two month period if a situation changes enough to warrant a new submission. After two months, you should submit a new application if you still wish to be considered. Please do not abuse the re-submission process within the two-month period. Serial abusers will be disqualified from consideration.
Our support will also last for a two-month period. After that time, we will reevaluate each community we are currently supporting - funding may be renewed without requiring a new application. If funding is not renewed, a new application can still be made for funding.
The maximum monthly support that can be given to a project is 1,000 Steem. For a project to receive that much, it will need to be spectacular. The more common support amounts will be in the 100 - 200 Steem range.
So how do I apply?
You can submit your application by creating a new post outlining the information listed below. Answer the questions as thoroughly as possible within the post; be creative if you'd like. Please use the tag #curiecommunitybuilding on the post, and tag @randomwanderings within the post.
Application information and posts are due no later than the end of Sunday, September 23rd, 2018. This will give us a week to review applications, ask any questions, and make a decision by the end of the month. Applications received after that date will still be considered, but may not receive support this month.
What is your community / contest and what is its purpose here on Steem?
How much support are you seeking per month for the two-month period?
How will this support be used?
Approximately how many users participate in your community or contest?
How will supporting your community or contest help grow the Steem community?
What is your Discord name and number? (Optional - This may also be sent privately to @randomwanderings#9929 on Discord.)
If your application is accepted, you will be notified by @randomwanderings#9929 on Discord. If you would prefer a different type of notification - email or comment on application post - please let him know.
If accepted, you will likely see a wallet transfer from Curie at or before the beginning of the new month.
All accepted applications will also be listed in the October Community Support Application post.
We have a specific budget for our community-building efforts. As such, not all applications may be accepted. If yours is not accepted, you may or may not get a message from us. We may message you with ways to improve your application, and thus your chances of being accepted the next time around. Any application that is not approved this month will be automatically entered into next month's funding application round. Applications stay active for two months.
If you have any questions please direct message @randomwanderings#9929 on Discord.
Vote for the @curie witness to support Curie operations (all witness payouts are used to fund Curie operations).