Art Stoke Commons: A New Crypto Art Ecosystem

Art Stoke Commons is a new concept for a crypto-art ecosystem that provides a pathway for emerging artists to start and maintain their art careers.

Grail Capital co-founder and CIO Jean-Michel Pailhorn, says that digital art on the blockchain will be the most important current cultural movement in the next 5-15 years and the new trillion dollar asset class (NFTNow, April 2024).

My Backstory

After 20 years in corporate IT, I made a hard-fork onto a road-less-travelled and started a personal journey to out-of-the-ordinary places. I was disillusioned with the work I was doing and looking for a deeper purpose and meaning in a work environment that was healthy, inspiring and made me thrive. This was 10 years ago.

Today, equipped with different values and geopolitical street-smarts, I feel I have a better sense of the emerging future. The younger generation has a very different human operating system, with less appetite for stress and sweat-shop type (9-9-6) working conditions and work culture. More importantly, the existing “Game A”, “for profit” and “power-over” paradigms do not align with their values and needs.

The journey I started ten years ago has inspired me to create new models of work (what I call socio-economic ecosystems) that offer different work alternatives to accommodate for a wider range of human character, circumstance, values and needs to better serve our emerging future.

Art Stoke Commons Model Org Structure and Business Model
Crypto Art

Crypto, Web3 or NFT art, essentially describes the culture of using the blockchain (cryptocurrency ledger) to record ownership or access (licensing permissions) to assets considered art. The Non Fungible Token (NFT) is a digital instrument that records ownership (provenance and scarcity) and resale conditions (royalties) for a “one-of-a-kind” asset (art) on the blockchain. Crypto art uses web3 (web app with access to blockchain) marketplaces (usually an auction format) to buy and sell art.

When the artist moves from the traditional art world to the crypto art domain, they immediately have access to a global market via the web3 marketplaces. The crypto artist still has the challenge of competing for attention in a sea of online art and crypto collectors. The global marketplace has a bigger variety of collectors looking for a wider range of different art. Crypto artists can be more experimental with their art and still find collectors for their work. The crypto art culture essentially makes it possible for a wider range of artists to generate income through art.

Art Stoke Commons, a Framework

Art Stoke Commons creates a breeding ground for crypto artists, blockchain & web3 technology enthusiasts, art lovers and art collectors by supporting and mentoring individuals into the culture and world of crypto art. Participation in the Art Stoke Commons, resides in the domain of “love-work”, an organic, sustainable healthy work environment where artists, crypto techies and art enthusiasts thrive.

Art Stoke Commons Model of Local Hives

Here is the latest high level framework of the Art Stoke Commons model.

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Richelle Steyn
Richelle Steyn

Art lover and tech geek. Using Art and Web3 to create worth.

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