Announcing the launch of the GoodArt DAO

CityKids

“Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)” are the next evolution of how people congregate, cooperate, and participate in primarily online activities.

The GOODART DAO is focused on empowering the next generation of thinkers, activists, and builders around the world while tackling issues such as economic inequality, racism, tech poverty, and climate. The GOODART DAO will use its endowment and partnerships with artists and global organizations to create art that raises awareness, funding, and promotes activism, while equipping inspired youth to take action in the world around them.

“The public needs art – and it is the responsibility of a ‘self-proclaimed artist’ to realize that the public needs art, and not to make bourgeois art for a few, and ignore the masses.”

-Keith Haring

Why are we Here?

Why?

After 35+ years of local NYC programming aimed at empowering youth through the arts, the CityKids Foundation is continuing its innovative cultural programs by launching the GOODART DAO, aimed at promoting social activism and self-empowerment using web3, blockchain, and NFT technology to augment CityKids track record of impactful youth mentorship and development programs.

Funded by NFT sales of the “CityKids Speak on Liberty” artwork that CityKids co-created with Keith Haring for the 100-year anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, GOODART DAO’s global community will launch new education, art and NFT projects in collaboration with established and emerging artists focused on social justice, climate change, and racial equity.

To seed the GooArtDAO’s initial activities, CityKids is overseeing a 6-stage launch roadmap

Our Roadmap

Stage 1

Onboard community members who participate in the “Liberty Torch” NFT mint to support establishing the DAO’s governance framework and roadmap planning.

Stage 2

Secure participation from early backers of GOODART DAO with the “Citykids Speak on Liberty” NFT collection launch.

Stage 3

Operationalize plans for the $GOOD governance token launch and GoodArt DAO NFT staking mechanisms, allowing NFT holders to earn $GOOD cryptocurrency.

Stage 4

Create a non-profit playbook of best practices, taken from CityKids extensive experience in the field of youth activism. The GOODART DAO community will then help shape this playbook to train global youth to become proficient with blockchain technologies and NFT strategies in association with art and activism. This playbook will form the basis for submitting proposals of new programming inside the DAO.

Stage 5

Embark on a CityKids Speak on Liberty tour across the US to “REBOOT LIBERTY,” stopping at 10 major cities to roll our programs for current generations of youth to collaborate on art projects that prompt them to add their own words on the meaning of liberty.

Stage 6

Working with world-renowned artists such as Elle, and past CityKids collaborators Kenny Scharf and Shepard Fairey, the GOODART DAO intends to produce more highly detailed, large-format or high-definition artworks through collaborative youth education project, which will then also be parceled into NFTs. The content of each new piece will be workshopped between the young people and the artist to explore pressing social issues of the day.

To be continued...

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How to Participate?

HOW?

Minting one of the genesis “Liberty Torch” NFTs will grant community members access to participate in the founding governance process for the DAO as we operationalize the roadmap.

Starting June 20th, the public sale of the “CityKids Speak on Liberty” NFT parcels will go live, granting owners a physical print of the banner, membership to the GoodArt DAO, and the ability to earn $GOOD cryptocurrency tokens by staking their NFT when launched later this year.a

To create the NFTs, the original “CiyKids Speak on Liberty” has been fully digitized and parceled into a 396 unique NFTs:

  • 12 NFTs are special edition larger squares form the bottom of the painting
  • 384 NFTs are standard edition squares that compose the rest of the painting
  • 334 NFTs will be available to the public during an exclusive pre-sale period starting on June 21st

CityKids will retain 50 (12.6%) of the parcels so that CityKids remains the most active participant in the DAO, provides leadership across the DAO’s ongoing programming, and sets up and administers the DAO’s services

New to DAOs, NFTs and web3? Thats ok, so were we!

Visit the FAQ, join one of our weekly open office hours, or drop us a question in our Discord channel to learn more

Founding Members and Advisors

Team
Laurie Meadoff
Laurie Meadoff
The City Kids Foundation - Founder and President
Terry Hummel
Terry Hummel
The City Kids Foundation - Chairman of the Board
Canedy Knowles
Canedy Knowles
The City Kids Foundation - Co-Executive Director
Keyonn Sheppard
Keyonn Sheppard
The City Kids Foundation - Co-Executive Director
Siobhan Kavanagh
Siobhan Kavanagh
The City Kids Foundation - Production Manager
Dylan Sirgiovanni
Dylan Sirgiovanni
The City Kids Foundation - Project Manager
Don Hoffman
Don Hoffman
DKC News - Executive Vice President/Director
Chris Nunes
Chris Nunes
Heavy - Co-Founder, Head of Studio
BC Biermann
BC Biermann
Heavy - Co-Founder, Creative Director
Scott Clark
Scott Clark
Heavy - Partner, Head of Business Development
Poonacha Machaiah
Poonacha Machaiah
Seva.Love - Co-founder & CEO
Deepak Chopra, MD
Deepak Chopra, MD
Seva.Love - Co-founder
Gabriella Wright
Gabriella Wright
Seva.Love - Co-founder
Matai Blacklock
Matai Blacklock
Seva.Love - Head of Platform
 Piya Chandramani
Piya Chandramani
Seva.Love - Sr. Project Manager
FAQs
Questions
What is a DAO?

To be updated

What is an NFT?

To be updated

How can NFTs and DAOs be used to catalyze social impact causes?

To be updated

How is the GoodArt DAO connected to The City Kids Foundation non-profit?

To be updated