WHAT IS DAM?
DAM is a decentralized art zine. Each issue is centered on a theme and co-created within a twitter space. All artists are welcome to contribute to an issue.
I’M AN ARTIST, HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Each issue of DAM has a number of featured artists. Featured artists are curated by DAM and are involved in the shaping of the issue.
Featured artists are
- invited to participate as speakers within DAM twitter spaces
- promoted by DAM
- invited to recommend future issue themes and artists.
If you’re interested in being a featured artist fill out this form.
In addition to feature artists, anyone is welcome to be a DAM contributing artist. All you need to do is join the @dam_zine twitter space on the first Saturday of each month at 12pm ET/ 3pm PT.
HOW DOES THE ISSUE COME TOGETHER?
DAM sets a theme for the issue.
DAM curates a number of featured artists for the issue.
DAM hosts a twitter space - all artists are welcome to contribute to the zine.
DAM issues start in a twitter space and then all artwork is due 48 hours later.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE THE ISSUE?
DAM issues are made over the course of six days.
- FIRST SATURDAY of every month at 12pm PT / 3pm ET a “zine making” twitter space is held. After the twitter space ends artists have 48 hours to complete their pieces.
- MONDAY - all art work is due by 6pm PT / 9pm ET. If for any reason you can’t complete by that time please let us know asap.
- THURSDAY - a release party twitter space is held at 6pm PT / 9pm ET. Together we mint and list the “pages” of the zine.
HOW DO WE CREATE A ZINE IN A TWITTER SPACE?
You're free to make your work in any program you like. You can work in any medium just as long as the final output is a high res 8.5” x 11” png or jpeg.
As you create your work we ask that you share the evolution of your pieces via twitter. Make sure to @dam_zine so we can find you. Think of it as snapshots of your creative process.
If you're open to people remixing and/or building upon your work just add the word REMIX when you share your progress images over twitter.
You're also free to do a collab. Combine your page with another artist or artists and get a two page or more spread.
CAN YOU GIVE MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE “Pages”
Each artist is given a page/pages (vertical 8.5" x 11") in the zine to make their art.
To submit your pages please DM @dam_zine the following
- 8.5” x 11” final art as high res png or jpeg (at this point DAM is still images however in the future we’ll be accepting audio and video pieces)
- Include the title of your piece
- Include the name you’d like to be credited with
I’VE TURNED IN MY PAGES NOW WHAT?
Once the zine layout is finished contributors will be notified and the zine will go to mint. Meaning that each artist mints their own pages on any chain or marketplace they like. You also have the freedom to price however you like and you can make your DAM zine page a multiple edition, 1/1 or free airdrop. You get to determine the number of pages/copies you release. It is totally up to you.
DID SOMEONE SAY PARTY?
When the issue is ready we’ll all mint the DAM issue together. A decentalized minting party will be scheduled where we all mint our pages at the same time. We call this a "DAM zine issue release party" and this is held within a twitter space.
THIS IS AN AWESOME INITIATIVE, HOW CAN I HELP SUPPORT THE EFFORT?
DAM asks contributors to consider giving a small royalty to DAM's wallet when they mint. Some artists have made DAM a collaborator on pieces while others have tipped directly.
This all helps offset design, curation and logistics. Proceeds also go to collecting art for DAM’s permenat vault. It’s a give what you want or can. The amount is totally up to you and if you can't or don’t want to that's cool too.
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