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Palm Foundation Offers Grants to Lagos & Momentum Artist Residency Program

Palm Foundation Offers Grants to Lagos & Momentum Artist Residency Program

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Mexico City, Mexico, November 28th, 2023, Chainwire

Palm Foundation, the nonprofit supporting creative projects built on Palm Network, has issued a series of residency grants for creative artists. 20 grants will be offered through the Momentum-Lagos Artist Residency Program which will be jointly hosted in Berlin and Mexico City respectively.

Despite operating on opposing continents, Lagos and Momentum host exchanges between the two institutions to support artist residencies in Berlin and Mexico City. For 2024, this program will be open to international artists and curators of any nationality or country. The expanded initiative has been made possible through a partnership with the Palm Foundation which will provide grants and technical support for the artists in residency to explore the possibilities that blockchain technology brings to creators via the Palm Creator Collective.

20 artists will be eligible for grants of up to $750 apiece during the course of 2024, effectively offsetting the costs of their residency in Berlin or Mexico City. To be eligible for a grant, artists must commit to creating 3-5 NFTs as part of their residency project.

Technical assistance for NFT minting will be provided by the Palm Foundation and artists will retain all the intellectual and commercial rights to their work. They will also be given a choice of commercial platforms should they wish to sell their NFTs.

The partnership between Momentum-Lagos and the Palm Foundation will support the professional development of artists invited to participate in a residency. It will furnish them with the ability to work with NFTs, integrate these into their work, and to embrace the creative opportunities provided by digital technology.

Artists accepted for the Momentum-Lagos Residency Program have the freedom to create work using any medium of their choice. Project proposals will be assessed on the basis of their socio-political relevance and their relation between identity and community. Applicants should complete the online form at  https://www.artelagos.mx/lagos-momentum and submit their CV and a short bio. Artists will be informed within four weeks if they have been selected for an online interview to advance to the final stage of the selection process. The artist who chooses to in addition mint 3-5 NFTs will be eligible to receive the Palm Foundation Grant.

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About Palm Foundation

Palm Foundation aims to empower and elevate historically marginalized creative communities in web3 by endowing critical education, providing opportunity, and amplifying the work of diverse creators on the Palm Network.

Learn more: https://palmfdn.org

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About Palm Creator Collective

PALM CREATOR COLLECTIVE (MainDAO) will enable creators to self-organize: leveraging a purpose-designed, open-source, on-chain governance as-a-service tool. Our vision is to empower individuals & communities to make decisions collectively, to manage their resources; to use their voice, to create positive change, and to practice self-determination. We began to build the infrastructure to empower our community.

Learn more: https://palmdao.app/

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About Palm Network

The Palm Network is a blockchain-powered by Polygon and ConsenSys technology powering the new era of collaboration, ownership, and identity by providing tools for individuals and communities to shift the value of all time spent and content created online away from centralized entities, back to the creator. This isn’t just about onboarding the next billion people into web3. It’s about the world we want to build next. And it begins here, on Palm.

Learn more: palm.network

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About Lagos

Lagos is an artist studio and residency space in Mexico City dedicated to the production and development of contemporary art projects and their exhibition. Lagos seeks to support artists at crucial moments in their careers in three ways: by offering workspace, facilitating collaborations with specialists in various disciplines, and promoting new audiences through a diverse program that includes open studios, exhibitions, education programs, community partnerships, and art fairs. One of the first of its kind in Mexico City, Lagos is open to artists, curators, writers, editors, and cultural agents, offering them opportunities, networks, professional connections, and curatorial support to engage in the rich creative panorama of Mexico City.

Learn more: https://www.artelagos.mx

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About Momentum 

Momentum is a non-profit platform for time-based art, active worldwide since 2010, located in Berlin at the Kunstquartier Bethanien Art Center. Momentum’s program is composed of local and international Exhibitions, Artist and Curator Residencies, Video Art in Public Space Initiatives, Archives of the Performance and Education Programs, and a growing Collection. Positioned as both a local and global platform, Momentum serves as a bridge to join professional art communities, irrespective of institutional and national borders. Working on a model of international partnerships and cooperation, Momentum supports art professionals and artistic innovation, providing an environment for professional development where artists can work, live, research, create, experiment, and exhibit while immersed in the vibrant cultural communities of Berlin.

Learn more: www.momentumworldwide.org

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Avishay Litani
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