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General questions about Open3 and the Accelerator

What the heck is Open3?

Open3 is an artist-forward, curated NFT minting platform that’s redefining how art-making and art marketing will be done in the future. We’re a team of creatives, entrepreneurs and technophiles obsessed with web3, with a goal to help 10,000 artists make $100k a year, resulting in a $1B impact on cultural production independent of institutional gatekeepers.
We are starting out with our Summer of The Free Mints, which helps artists create and launch unique generated NFT collections that collectors can mint for free. We also run Web3 University, a one-stop-shop for artists to break into the web3 space, as well as an upcoming immersive artist accelerator.
Check out our Discord, Instagram, Opensea, and Twitter. Say hi and don’t be a stranger!

What is the Open3 Artist Accelerator?

The 2022 Open3 Artist Accelerator aims to equip a cohort of 50 contemporary artists with the best practices for expanding their careers into NFTs.
By the end of the Accelerator, you should be able to talk intelligently about NFTs and have your own generative NFT art project ready to launch. You will also confidently communicate with your collectors, and market your project.
We anticipate a demo day and IRL gallery show at Art Basel for all accelerator participants.

What specifically can I expect in the Accelerator?

The Accelerator will consist of expert-led sessions on specific topics, breakout discussions, and artist pods where you can share your practice and learning in the NFT world with your fellow cohort of artists.
Below are some sample accelerator session topics:
  • Intro & NFT Basics
  • NFTs and Your Traditional Art Practice
  • Generative Art & Your Projects
  • Q&A w/ Launched Artists
  • NFT Marketing & Basics

Who leads the Accelerator?

All sessions for the accelerator will be led by Amac, an artist and writer based in Joshua tree and long-time member of our community. Amac was one of the first traditional abstract artists to enter the NFT space and has sold over 150 pieces of original work. Her project, desert minis, is one of the first NFT projects to integrate painting & poetry. Her upcoming abstract generative project ALTARS aims to blur the line between canvas and code. Amac cannot be more excited to share her learnings in the NFT world with new emerging artists expanding their digital practice.
The Open3 team will be active on Discord to support the accelerator’s programming throughout.

How does the Open3 Artist Accelerator relate to the Summer of Free Mints?

At the end of the Accelerator, you should have a generative project ready to launch and can apply to be a partner for Open3.

Is the accelerator free?

Yes. Open3 is offering the Artist Accelerator free of charge, and those who complete it will receive gifts and the opportunity to participate in a group show.

Application questions

Do I need to know Web3 or crypto before applying?

No! We welcome artists with any experience level with Web3 and crypto to apply. All we ask is that you come with an open mind and desire to learn.

How do I apply?

The application link for the accelerator is live here. Just fill out the web form and we’ll reach out soon!
Know someone else practicing traditional art who may be interested in expanding into crypto? We’d love it if you can also encourage them to apply.

What is the application timeline?

Got any more questions before you apply? Matty Mo will be hosting two live Q&A sessions at the following times:
Interviews for applicants will take place 9/12-9/16. You’ll know if you are accepted by 9/19.
Accelerator starts on 9/26.
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General questions about Open3 and the Accelerator
What the heck is Open3?
What is the Open3 Artist Accelerator?
What specifically can I expect in the Accelerator?
Who leads the Accelerator?
How does the Open3 Artist Accelerator relate to the Summer of Free Mints?
Is the accelerator free?
Application questions
Do I need to know Web3 or crypto before applying?
How do I apply?
What is the application timeline?