AIP-411: ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience

PROPOSAL NAME: ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience

PROPOSAL CATEGORY: Ecosystem Fund Allocation

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TEAM:

JRNY Crypto
Twitter: @jrnycrypto
CEO and founder of Aiur Labs, JRNY CLUB, BlockNews.com and more. Also created and built up a Crypto focused YouTube channel to over 600k subscribers during the last bull market.

ABSTRACT:

We proudly present “ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience,” a
groundbreaking proposal that synergizes the dynamic realms of digital art and
cryptocurrency. In partnership with the JRNY Gallery, a leading force in the NFT art
scene and an enthusiastic promoter of the Web3 community, this initiative is designed to enhance the visibility and utility of ApeCoin. Founded by JRNY Crypto, a distinguished crypto expert and dedicated Ape holder, JRNY Gallery is a physical NFT Gallery situated in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas’ Arts District. This proposal aims to harness JRNY Gallery’s unique position at the crossroads of digital and physical art worlds, creating a space where cutting-edge technology meets creative expression. This proposal is intended to span for one year, which will start after a month or two of setup.

JRNY Gallery is not just a gallery; it’s a cultural hub, showcasing diverse digital art
talents and hosting events that unite artists, enthusiasts, investors, and innovators. By
integrating ApeCoin into this vibrant setting, we aspire to cultivate a deeper
understanding and appreciation of ApeCoin’s potential, extending beyond the art
community into the broader spectrum of digital innovation. Moreover, JRNY Gallery’s
prime location within the Arts District becomes particularly significant during the
monthly First Friday events, which consistently attract 15,000-20,000 visitors. These
events present a unique opportunity for extensive exposure and onboarding of the
general public to the world of ApeCoin and NFTs. This collaboration marks a distinctive
chance to bridge communities, enhance engagement, and spotlight the transformative
influence of ApeCoin in the ever-evolving narrative of digital art.

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BENEFIT TO APECOIN ECOSYSTEM:

The “ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience” proposal is designed to deliver direct and significant benefits to the ApeCoin community, leveraging strategic branding and community engagement to enhance value. Here’s how we plan to capitalize on these opportunities:

Maximizing Brand Exposure: Our collaboration centered around the JRNY
Gallery, especially during high-traffic events like First Friday, ensures that ApeCoin
branding and messaging are visible to a large and diverse audience. This
exposure is not just about visibility; it’s about creating a connection between
ApeCoin and the innovative world of digital art. By associating ApeCoin with the
creativity and excitement of the NFT art space, we enhance the brand’s
perception as a leader in digital innovation.
Educational Outreach for Deeper Engagement: Leveraging JRNY Crypto’s
expertise and platform, our educational resources about ApeCoin are designed to
transform curiosity into comprehensive knowledge and active engagement.
These resources, including an educational video and printed materials, will be
curated with insights from JRNY Crypto, ensuring they effectively demystify
ApeCoin for newcomers while enriching the understanding of existing
enthusiasts. This approach transcends the mere dissemination of information,
focusing instead on cultivating a knowledgeable and committed community that
recognizes and values the potential of ApeCoin.
Community Events to Foster Loyalty: Hosting monthly events specifically for
ApeCoin and Yuga holders isn’t just a means to gather the community; it’s an
opportunity to strengthen the bonds within it. These events will serve as a
platform for community members to connect, share ideas, and deepen their
commitment to ApeCoin, creating a more cohesive and passionate user base.
Utilizing ApeCoin in Transactions for Real-World Utility: Accepting ApeCoin as
payment for gallery events, merchandise, and artworks translates the digital
currency into tangible experiences and products. This practical utility not only
demonstrates the real-world applicability of ApeCoin but also encourages its
circulation and adoption, enhancing its value proposition.
Synergy Between Digital and Physical Presence: The combination of online
promotion and physical gallery presence creates a synergy that amplifies the
impact of each. The physical gallery attracts visitors and media attention, while
the digital presence extends the reach globally. Together, they create a
comprehensive platform for ApeCoin’s promotion, driving both immediate
impressions and long-term brand recognition.

In summary, the “ArtJourney with ApeCoin” proposal is crafted to harness the power of art, education, community, and real-world utility to drive not just visibility but meaningful engagement and value for the ApeCoin ecosystem.

Sponsorship Details

The “ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience” proposal includes a
multifaceted package designed to showcase ApeCoin in the JRNY Gallery:

Gallery Support:
● Two full walls within the JRNY Gallery will be dedicated to ApeCoin, featuring
dynamic digital art and information displays. This high-visibility placement and
creative showcase ensures that every visitor experiences the essence of
ApeCoin’s integration with art.

Projects Accepting ApeCoin & AIP-Approved Projects Section:
● Our intention is to celebrate and promote projects that utilize ApeCoin, with a particular focus on showcasing projects that have been approved through the ApeCoin DAO’s AIP process. Our commitment is to foster a collaborative and respectful environment that celebrates the creativity and innovation within the ApeCoin community. Should we decide to feature any projects or works that could be associated with the “Made by Apes” concept or any other Yuga Labs program, we will ensure clear and distinct branding and signage within the gallery. This will be done to prevent any conflation between the ApeCoin DAO’s initiatives and Yuga Labs’ programs, maintaining a clear distinction in how these projects are presented and branded.

Gallery Signage:
● A striking, neon sign displaying “Powered by ApeCoin” within the gallery, creating
a visually impactful reminder of ApeCoin’s presence and support.

Promotional Material:
● Informative and visually appealing printed materials distributed to gallery visitors,
offering a free, tangible take-away that deepens understanding and interest in
ApeCoin.

ApeCoin Gift Bags:
● Unique gift bags free of charge for visitors to create a memorable gallery experience and foster a sense of exclusivity and community among ApeCoin users.

Monthly Events:
● Regular events at the gallery celebrating ApeCoin and Yuga holders and providing a platform for networking and collaboration among enthusiasts and artists.

Advertising Inclusion:
● Featuring “Powered by ApeCoin” prominently in external advertising efforts, such
as billboards and magazine ads, to extend the reach and recognition of ApeCoin
beyond the gallery’s walls.

Gallery Website Promotional Page:
● A dedicated ApeCoin section on the JRNY Gallery website, serving as a
promotional gateway into ApeCoin. This page aims to appeal to newcomers and
experienced Web3 users alike.

Educational Videos:
● A professionally crafted video from JRNY Crypto explaining ApeCoin’s concept,
utility, and vision. Positioned prominently in the gallery and online, this video will
serve as a key educational tool for gallery visitors and online audiences.

Social Media Promotion:
● Active promotion of ApeCoin through JRNY Gallery’s social media channels,
ensuring consistent engagement with a wider online community.

Events and Community Engagement

The “ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience” proposal places a
significant emphasis on events and community engagement, recognizing these as
crucial platforms for fostering a strong, interconnected ApeCoin community. This
segment of the proposal outlines several key initiatives:

Monthly Events for spotlighting ApeCoin and Yuga Holders: Central to our community engagement strategy is the hosting of monthly events at JRNY Gallery. These events will provide an opportunity to spotlight ApeCoin and Yuga holders, providing a regular opportunity for members of the community to meet, network, and share ideas. These gatherings could range from informal meetups to more structured events, such as speaker sessions, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. The goal is to create a vibrant, ongoing conversation within the community, strengthening the ties between members and deepening their connection to the ApeCoin ecosystem.

Discounted Events for Verified Holders: To add an element of exclusivity and reward community loyalty, we plan to offer discounted access to certain gallery events for verified ApeCoin holders. This initiative not only incentivizes ApeCoin holding but also fosters a sense of belonging and appreciation among community members. Discounted events could include exclusive viewings, artist meet-and-greets, or special workshops.

Showcasing Community Talent and Initiatives: Each event will also serve as a
showcase for the diverse talents and projects within the ApeCoin community. By
highlighting different Ape holder projects, art pieces, or initiatives at each event, we
create an environment that celebrates and promotes the creativity and innovation
thriving within our community.

Through these events and engagement strategies, we aim to cultivate a dynamic and supportive environment where the ApeCoin community can thrive, collaborate, and grow together, furthering the collective strength and vision of the ApeCoin ecosystem.

We aim to ensure that the majority of premium gallery features, particularly those related to the JRNY Gallery website and most events hosted by JRNY, are either heavily discounted or entirely free of charge. Our objective is to leverage the funding from this proposal to enhance accessibility to the JRNY Gallery and its offerings, thereby broadening participation and engagement within the ApeCoin community.

However, it is important to note that certain workshops and events may carry a ticketed price. This is particularly true for events that are hosted in partnership with external organizers who may require compensation or for exclusive, high-demand events where the capacity is limited. In such cases, ticket prices would be determined in collaboration with the event organizers, with proceeds going directly to them to cover their costs and efforts. Examples might include specialized workshops led by renowned artists or experts in the cryptocurrency and NFT space. The necessity for ticketing in these instances is to manage demand and ensure a high-quality experience for attendees, rather than to generate profit for the JRNY Gallery itself.

Our funding strategy is designed with the community’s best interests at heart, focusing on providing great value at low or no cost wherever feasible. By doing so, we aim to make the JRNY Gallery and its various utilities more accessible to a wider audience, aligning with our goal of promoting ApeCoin and fostering a vibrant, engaged community around digital art and cryptocurrency.

Promotional Activities

The “ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience” proposal includes a range of promotional activities designed to enhance the visibility and appeal of ApeCoin. These activities are aimed at both gallery visitors and the broader online community, creating multiple touchpoints for engagement:

Printed Promotional Materials: We will produce high-quality, visually appealing printed materials, such as brochures, flyers, and posters, to distribute to gallery visitors. These materials will provide concise information about ApeCoin, its utility, and its role in the digital art space. They serve as a tangible reminder of the ApeCoin experience at JRNY Gallery, helping to maintain engagement even after visitors leave the gallery.

ApeCoin-themed Gift Bags: To create a memorable experience for visitors, unique
ApeCoin-themed gift bags will be offered. These bags could include branded
merchandise, information booklets, and possibly limited edition art pieces or tokens.
The aim is to provide a tangible connection to ApeCoin, enhancing brand recall and
loyalty.

Regarding the ApeCoin Gift Bags and the associated branded merchandise, including information booklets and potentially limited edition art pieces or tokens, we aim to utilize these items as free promotional materials. Our goal is to enhance the gallery experience and foster a deeper connection with the ApeCoin community, not to generate sales from these items.

To add value and exclusivity to these giveaways, we are considering implementing additional layers of engagement for recipients of the more limited edition products. For instance, eligibility could be based on holding ApeCoin or participating in ApeCoin-related activities or quests designed to promote interaction within the community and further engagement with the ApeCoin ecosystem. These initiatives are intended to celebrate and reward community participation and investment in the ApeCoin ecosystem.

All promotional materials, including the gift bags and their contents, are designed to be distributed free of charge. This approach is in line with our overarching aim to provide tangible benefits to the ApeCoin community, enhancing the visibility and appeal of ApeCoin through thoughtful, engaging, and value-driven experiences at the JRNY Gallery.

Regular Social Media Promotion: Leveraging JRNY Gallery’s social media platforms, we
plan regular postings about ApeCoin. This will include updates on gallery events,
highlights of ApeCoin-related art, and educational content. Engaging social media
campaigns can significantly extend the reach of ApeCoin messaging, tapping into a
wider, digitally savvy audience.

"Powered by ApeCoin’’ Branding: We will integrate "Powered by ApeCoin’’ branding into
various promotional channels, such as billboards, magazine ads, and digital ads. This
consistent branding approach will reinforce ApeCoin’s association with creativity and
innovation in the minds of a diverse audience.

Collaborations and Partnerships: Exploring collaborations with artists, influencers, and
other galleries can amplify the reach of our promotional activities. These partnerships
can lead to co-branded events, joint social media campaigns, and cross-promotional
opportunities, further elevating the visibility of ApeCoin. We will also be seeking out other approved AIPs to collaborate with.

These promotional activities are designed not just to advertise but to engage and
educate, thereby fostering a deeper connection between the audience and ApeCoin. The
multifaceted approach ensures that ApeCoin’s presence is felt strongly both within the
JRNY Gallery and in the wider digital art and cryptocurrency communities.

Additional Exposure and Acceptance of ApeCoin

The “ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience” initiative also aims to
extend the influence and practical application of ApeCoin beyond the gallery, further
integrating it into the broader art and crypto communities:

Monthly Articles on BlockNews.com: We plan to feature a monthly article on
BlockNews.com, a JRNY Club platform known for its comprehensive coverage of
cryptocurrency and NFTs. These articles will focus on various aspects of ApeCoin, such
as its use cases, community highlights, and developments within the ApeCoin
ecosystem. This will not only educate a wider audience but also position ApeCoin as a
leading token in the crypto-art space.

Accepting ApeCoin for Gallery Transactions: A significant step towards mainstream
adoption, JRNY Gallery will accept ApeCoin as a mode of payment for gallery events,
merchandise, and artworks. This move serves a dual purpose: it demonstrates the
practical utility of ApeCoin in real-world transactions and encourages its circulation
within the art community. Accepting ApeCoin directly ties its value to tangible goods
and experiences, enhancing its appeal to both crypto enthusiasts and art lovers.

Partnerships for Wider Acceptance: Exploring partnerships with other galleries, art
events, and online platforms to accept ApeCoin can broaden its acceptance and
usability. These partnerships will not only promote ApeCoin’s utility in the art world but
also encourage its integration into other creative and commercial endeavors.

Community-driven Initiatives: Encouraging the ApeCoin community to propose and
lead initiatives that can further the acceptance and exposure of ApeCoin. This could
include community-led art projects, collaborations with artists, and online campaigns
that highlight the use of ApeCoin in creative contexts.

By focusing on these areas, the proposal aims to create a broader acceptance of
ApeCoin, both as a currency and a key part of the evolving digital art narrative. These
efforts will help to bridge the gap between cryptocurrency and the mainstream,
showcasing the practical and innovative uses of ApeCoin in various domains.

PLATFORMS & TECHNOLOGIES:

Digital Displays: For showcasing dynamic digital art and information about ApeCoin on two full walls within JRNY Gallery.

Gallery Website: A dedicated ApeCoin section on the JRNY Gallery website, implying the use of web development technologies for creating an engaging online presence.

Social Media Channels: For the promotion of ApeCoin and the gallery’s events, indicating the use of platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Educational Video Production: Involves video editing and production technologies, possibly animation and high-end graphics software, to create a video explaining ApeCoin’s concept, utility, and vision.

Printed Promotional Materials: While not a digital technology, the production of high-quality printed materials (brochures, flyers, posters) will likely involve graphic design software.

Neon Signage: Custom-made, artistically designed light-up signage for in-gallery branding, involving design and manufacturing technologies specific to neon signage.

BlockNews.com: For publishing monthly articles about ApeCoin, suggesting the use of content management systems (CMS) and digital publishing platforms.

Digital Content and Media Creation: Utilizing video and photography equipment and editing software for content creation to promote events and the ApeCoin integration.

Digital Marketing and Social Media Promotion: This would include the use of digital marketing tools, social media advertising platforms, and possibly influencer marketing platforms.

Event Organization Tools: For managing and hosting events, possibly involving event management software or platforms like Eventbrite.

ApeCoin Transactions: Accepting ApeCoin as a payment method for gallery events, merchandise, and artworks suggests the use of cryptocurrency payment gateways or platforms that support ApeCoin transactions.

STEPS TO IMPLEMENT & TIMELINE:

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Plan for Success

  • View Count on Educational Videos: Aiming for significant reach and engagement, tracking the number of views and interaction rates.

  • Workshop and Event Attendance: Targeting high attendance rates for workshops and events, reflecting community engagement and interest.

  • Promotional Goods Distributed: Monitoring the distribution of promotional items as an indicator of physical outreach and brand penetration.

  • Smart Tracking QR Codes: Utilizing QR codes to track interactions and gather data on user engagement with exhibitions and promotional materials.

Personnel Requirements

To ensure the successful rollout and ongoing operation of the JRNY Gallery AIP, the following personnel are essential:

  • Gallery Staff: Including curators and operational staff to manage daily activities, oversee the installation of digital displays, and ensure the gallery’s smooth functioning.

  • Development Team: A skilled team responsible for creating and maintaining the ApeCoin landing page, ensuring its interactive and user-friendly design. This team will also oversee the integration of educational content and the management of digital platforms.

  • Event Staff: Additional help will be required for organizing and managing events, including coordinators, technical support for audio/visual needs, and catering services. This team ensures each event runs smoothly and attendees have a memorable experience.

Expectations from the Ape Foundation

The JRNY Gallery team has specific expectations from the Ape Foundation to facilitate the success of this initiative:

  • Guidance on Dao Goals and Missions: Assistance in understanding and integrating the Ape Foundation’s goals and missions into our messaging. This alignment is crucial for cohesive communication and reinforcing the initiative’s relevance to the broader ApeCoin community.

  • Support in Promotion: Help in promoting the initiative within the ApeCoin community to maximize reach and engagement.

  • Funding and Resources: Timely release of funds according to project milestones, and support in accessing additional resources or partnerships that can enhance the initiative’s impact.

  • When it comes to the media content produced as part of this proposal, our intention is to maintain ownership of this content for JRNY Gallery’s use. However, we are committed to providing the ApeCoin DAO with indefinite licensing for its use in promotional materials and other purposes. This arrangement ensures that while we retain the ability to use the content to promote our initiatives and the gallery, the ApeCoin DAO also benefits from the content’s availability to support its own promotional and educational efforts. We aim to foster a spirit of collaboration and support within the ApeCoin community by openly sharing our produced media content. This includes making it available to other media teams associated with the ApeCoin DAO, thus contributing to a rich pool of resources that can be leveraged to further the community’s goals and visibility.

Timeline

  • Initial Setup: Most of the project goals, such as the installation of digital displays, development of the ApeCoin landing page, and the start of the marketing campaign, are designed to kick off within a month of receiving funding. This rapid deployment ensures that we capitalize on momentum and begin engaging the community without delay.

  • Educational Video Production: Slated to begin immediately after project initiation, with an aim to release within the first 2-3 months.

  • Website Development: The development of the ApeCoin landing page on the JRNY Gallery website will commence alongside other initial setup activities, aiming for completion and launch within 1-2 months.

  • Event Planning and Execution: Monthly events will start to be organized within the first 3 months post-funding, with regular events planned to foster community engagement.

  • Ongoing Development: Aspects such as the addition of new features to the website, expansion of digital content, and evolving promotional strategies will develop naturally over time, guided by feedback from the community and performance against KPIs.

  • Our vision for the “ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience” is not limited to a single year; rather, we see this as the beginning of an evolving and expanding collaboration. The initial year will serve as a foundational period to learn, refine our strategies, and demonstrate the value of this initiative to the ApeCoin ecosystem. As we approach the end of the first year, we will engage in a comprehensive review with the community and stakeholders to assess our impact, make necessary adjustments, and prepare a proposal for continued support and expansion. Our commitment is to a long-term partnership that grows in value and impact over time.

This comprehensive approach, grounded in clear KPIs, well-defined personnel roles, alignment with the Ape Foundation’s objectives, and a dynamic yet structured timeline, lays a solid foundation for the “ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience” to achieve its goals of enhancing visibility, engagement, and value for the ApeCoin community over the course of the next year.

OVERALL COST:

Total Budget: 400,000 $APE

The budget for “ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience” is meticulously
designed to cover all aspects of the initiative, ensuring a high-quality execution for one full year following a month or two of setup. Below is a breakdown of the estimated costs, including the value of JRNY Club provided deliverables:

Gallery Wall Space, Setup and Operation:
Cost: 50,000 APE
High-quality digital displays and necessary renovations for the dedicated walls. Monthly
updates for monitor art and informational displays. Includes a section in the gallery for Apecoin merch and other related items.

Educational Video Production:
Cost: 0 APE (Provided by JRNY Club)
Professional-grade educational video, including animation, high-end graphics, and JRNY
Crypto’s insight. Designed to be integrated with other Ape Coin Education programs and
initiatives.

Website Development and Maintenance for ApeCoin Landing Page:
Cost: 5,000 APE
Advanced web development for an interactive and engaging ApeCoin section on the
JRNY Gallery website, with integrated features like engaging interactive elements,
regular updates, and a user-friendly interface. Where we will direct local traffic that want to learn more about ApeCoin and where we will host the educational videos and materials.

Printed Promotional Materials:
Cost: 15,000 APE
Premium quality printing for a range of materials, including brochures, large format
posters, and interactive QR code-linked flyers.

ApeCoin-themed Gift Bags:
Cost: 50,000 APE
Deluxe gift bags with high-quality branded merchandise, custom-designed items, and
limited edition collectibles.

Digital Content and Media:
Cost: 40,000 APE
Video and photography from major ApeCoin events at the gallery from high-tier local
production companies. Photos and Videos will be shared to help boost ApeCoin
marketing as a whole, as well as within our own ecosystem.

Social Media Promotion and Digital Marketing:
Cost: 50,000 APE
Comprehensive digital marketing campaigns, including paid social media advertising,
influencer partnerships, and content creation services.

Event Organization and Hosting:
Cost: 40,000 APE
Hosting monthly events with reserved spaces to discuss Ape Coin and its initiatives.

Advertising (Billboards, Magazine Ads, etc.):
Cost: 80,000 APE
Premium placements in high-traffic areas and leading magazines, with professionally
designed advertisements.

Gallery Signage (Light-Up Sign and Other Branding Materials):
Cost: 10,000 APE
Custom-made, artistically designed light-up sign and other high-quality branding
materials for in-gallery promotion.

Partnership and Collaborative Efforts:
Cost: 30,000 APE
Engaging with well-known artists and influencers for collaborative promotional efforts
and special gallery features.

Miscellaneous and Contingency Costs:
Cost: 30,000 APE
Reserved for unexpected expenses, additional promotional opportunities, or
enhancements to planned activities.


A message from JRNY Crypto: Hey everyone, hope you like the gallery proposal. As you may or may not know, ApeCoin is one of my top picks in the Crypto space and I’m huge supporter of the entire Yuga ecosystem. I personally put a lot of thought into this AIP and have held off to do an AIP until now because I wanted it to be something that would make a big impact by not only giving ApeCoin new utility, but also raising awareness and building community around it.

I see massive potential for ApeCoin in the future and hope to see many other ecosystems adopt ApeCoin and build new products using it. The is the first step in adopting ApeCoin as the Aiur Labs ecosystem token.

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There are a lot of deliverables with this AIP. JRNY has been very active in the ecosystem. This could be a great thing. What is the JRNY team most excited about? How can community members help spread the word about this AIP?

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Thanks @0xSword

We put a lot of thought into this one and made sure if was something that would bring a lot of value to the ApeCoin ecosystem.

We’re excited to produce the deliverables and get events going. With the markets picking up and Las Vegas already having an active Crypto/NFT community, we believe we can bring a lot of awareness and new members to the ApeCoin community. We’re also excited to bring consistent and professional media content to the ApeCoin ecosystem.

Community members can help spread the word by sharing to socials and getting involved and joining the discussion with the proposal content we will be putting out.

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Thanks for putting this proposal together @JRNYCLUB! I see it includes a Made by Apes section to showcase the community’s talent.

Made by Ape Section:
● A dedicated space in the gallery to exhibit physical creations of Made by Ape,
showcasing the community’s talent and linking their artistry directly with the
ApeCoin ecosystem.

Would there also be a gallery section similar to the one mentioned above to showcase approved AIP projects? In my opinion, the Made By Apes initiative has been a great way to showcase projects created by community members across the wider ecosystem but we have struggled as a DAO to highlight projects specifically stemming from approved AIPs.

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Hey @JRNYCLUB,

Kudos on the ambition and meticulous planning, especially the educational touch. I’ve got a couple of considirations:

  1. How do you plan to measure the success of this initiative in terms of increased ApeCoin adoption and community engagement?

  2. Could you provide more specifics on potential partners and how these collaborations will contribute to the success of the initiative/the DAO?

Awaiting your insights.

Best,
-Mr. Hype :fire:

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Thank you for your thoughtful question and for highlighting the potential to showcase approved AIP projects within JRNY Gallery. We are thrilled about the opportunity to display the Made by Apes section, and equally, we are fully open and enthusiastic about dedicating space in our gallery to exhibit projects stemming from approved AIPs.

The ApeCoin DAO and its AIP framework represent a groundbreaking approach to collaborative and community-driven development within the blockchain and art ecosystems. Showcasing approved AIP projects aligns perfectly with our vision to highlight the versatility, creativity, and innovation that ApeCoin fosters among its community. It’s an excellent way to celebrate the achievements of the DAO, provide visibility for these projects, and inspire further collaboration and innovation.

We understand that as a DAO, spotlighting the projects that have emerged from the AIP process is crucial. It not only honors the hard work and creativity of the ApeCoin community but also educates and inspires visitors about the possibilities within the ApeCoin ecosystem. We are committed to collaborating with the community, whether it involves projects Made by Apes or other approved AIPs, to ensure they receive the recognition and platform they deserve.

In addition to providing a physical space for these exhibitions, we also plan to incorporate educational components that detail the journey of each project from conception to approval and realization. This not only puts the DAO and its AIP process in the best light possible but also educates the public and other community members about the impact of their votes and participation.

Your support and insights are invaluable as we move forward with this initiative. We’re excited about the potential to work closely with ApeCoin holders, creators, and innovators to make JRNY Gallery a beacon of community achievement and collaboration within the ApeCoin ecosystem.

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Thank you for such a great question, Mr. Hype! It’s something our team has actively been thinking about as we aim to not only launch this initiative but also ensure its long-term success and impact. Understanding and measuring the success of our AIP in terms of increased ApeCoin adoption and community engagement are crucial to our strategy.

To address this, we’ve identified several key performance indicators (KPIs) that are straightforward to measure and will give us clear insights into the effectiveness of our initiatives. These include:

  • View Count on Educational Videos: Tracking the number of views will help us gauge interest and reach.

  • Workshop and Event Attendance: Measuring the number of participants in our workshops and events will indicate engagement levels and interest in blockchain and digital art education.

  • Promotional Goods Distributed: This will help us understand the physical reach of our promotional efforts.

  • Smart Tracking QR Codes: By integrating QR codes into our exhibitions and promotional materials, we can track interactions and interest in specific aspects of the AIP.

We acknowledge that some aspects of the AIP’s impact will be harder to quantify. However, we believe that qualitative measures such as photos and videos of the events, overall local sentiment towards the ApeCoin ecosystem, and the types of events and people we attract to the gallery will serve as powerful indicators of success. These elements will provide us with a richer, more nuanced understanding of our impact on ApeCoin adoption and community engagement.

Moreover, we are committed to a learning approach as we roll out and advance with our AIP. We understand the importance of adapting and evolving our strategies based on what we learn from these measurable outcomes and community feedback. To that end, we are not just open to but actively seeking suggestions from the DAO and the broader community on other effective ways to measure and ensure the success of our initiative.

As for the second question, at JRNY Gallery, our unique position as a social platform that spans both digital and physical realms enables us to offer a tangible and immersive experience to our audience. This dual presence not only amplifies our reach but also deepens the impact of our engagements. We firmly believe this makes us an invaluable asset to potential partners who are seeking effective channels to showcase their innovative projects and connect with a broader audience.

Our gallery is poised to host a multitude of partnership opportunities, including but not limited to:

Live Events: Hosting art shows, product launches, and community gatherings that spotlight our partners’ contributions to the digital art and blockchain spaces.

Speakers and Panel Discussions: Bringing together thought leaders, innovators, and creators to discuss the future of Web3, blockchain, and digital art.

Educational Workshops: Collaborating on sessions that demystify blockchain technology and digital art creation, promoting wider adoption and understanding.

Product Partnerships: A unique avenue we’re particularly excited about. By collaborating with product-focused partners, we can offer hands-on experiences with the latest in technology, artistry, and design, directly linking innovative products with potential users and enthusiasts.

Advertising and Brand Collaborations: Offering a venue for strategic advertising that aligns with our audience’s interests and values.

Our standing in the local community as a trusted space plays a vital role in making the exploration of Web3 and associated technologies accessible and safe. By partnering with us, projects gain not only visibility but also credibility, leveraging our reputation to build trust with their target audiences.

From a marketing perspective, having a centralized hub for partners’ products, ideas, and initiatives creates a synergistic environment where each collaboration enhances the others. This collective showcase within JRNY Gallery ensures that visitors experience a curated, impactful journey through the best of what our partners have to offer, driving deeper engagement and appreciation for the innovations within the Web3 space.

Our commitment to fostering collaborations is not just a strategy; it’s at the heart of our mission to cement JRNY Gallery as the cultural hub of Web3 in Las Vegas. We are actively seeking partnerships that align with our vision and values, believing that our success—and by extension, the success of the DAO—hinges on our ability to work together to achieve great things.

In closing, we are excited about the potential of these partnerships to contribute significantly to the success of the ApeCoin DAO by driving adoption, fostering community engagement, and showcasing the incredible possibilities that arise from collaborative innovation. We believe that by joining forces, we can create a vibrant, thriving ecosystem that benefits all stakeholders.

Best regards,

The JRNY Gallery Team

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Hi @JRNYCLUB,

The community feedback period for your proposal would be ending in less than 24 hours.

  • If you’re content with the feedback received, your next steps are to finalize your proposal using the AIP Draft Template.

  • A moderator will reach out to the author to finalize the AIP Draft. Upon receipt of the final Draft, we will review and provide instructions on the next steps.

  • Are you ready to proceed to the next phase or do you wish to extend community discussion for another 7 days?

We look forward to hearing from you.

-@Facilitators

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Hi @JRNYCLUB,

Thank you for your ideas [and the ApeCoin DAO community for the insightful discussions].

A moderator will reach out to the author to finalize the AIP Draft using the appropriate template.

  • Once the AIP Draft is confirmed by the author and meets all DAO-approved guidelines, it will receive an AIP ID number and move forward for Draft Analysis Review.
  • @JRNYCLUB please see your messages for the next steps.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments. In accordance with DAO-approved guidelines, if the author does not respond within 30 days, the proposal will be automatically transferred to the Withdrawn category, and the author can re-submit the idea.

-@Facilitators

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@JRNYCLUB has completed editing their AIP Idea to be their AIP Draft.

This proposal has been assigned the AIP ID Number 411.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

Our team has reviewed and discussed @JRNYCLUB’s AIP Draft and have sent a list of initial questions. We await answers.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@JRNYCLUB has responded to our questions and has provided consent to share them in this forum for the community.

1. Do you have any estimated costs for users to access any features of this proposal, or any premium features? These costs may include JRNYCLUB entry fees, gallery website features, workshops and events, BlockNews.com features, etc.

In response to the question about user costs associated with accessing features under our proposal, we aim to ensure that the majority of premium gallery features, particularly those related to the JRNY Gallery website and most events hosted by JRNY, are either heavily discounted or entirely free of charge. Our objective is to leverage the funding from this proposal to enhance accessibility to the JRNY Gallery and its offerings, thereby broadening participation and engagement within the ApeCoin community.

However, it is important to note that certain workshops and events may carry a ticketed price. This is particularly true for events that are hosted in partnership with external organizers who may require compensation or for exclusive, high-demand events where the capacity is limited. In such cases, ticket prices would be determined in collaboration with the event organizers, with proceeds going directly to them to cover their costs and efforts. Examples might include specialized workshops led by renowned artists or experts in the cryptocurrency and NFT space. The necessity for ticketing in these instances is to manage demand and ensure a high-quality experience for attendees, rather than to generate profit for the JRNY Gallery itself.

Our funding strategy is designed with the community’s best interests at heart, focusing on providing great value at low or no cost wherever feasible. By doing so, we aim to make the JRNY Gallery and its various utilities more accessible to a wider audience, aligning with our goal of promoting ApeCoin and fostering a vibrant, engaged community around digital art and cryptocurrency.

2. The “Gallery Initiatives” of your proposal includes a “Made by Ape Section, a dedicated space in the gallery to exhibit physical creations of Made by Ape, showcasing the community’s talent and linking their artistry directly with the ApeCoin ecosystem.” To be clear, Yuga Labs (with whom we are not directly affiliated) owns and operates a “Made by Apes” program. Are you referring to this Yuga program, and if so would this distinction be made clear even if featuring MBA projects that directly integrate ApeCoin?

In light of the concerns raised about our mention of a “Made by Ape Section” and its potential confusion with Yuga Labs’ “Made by Apes” program, we want to clarify and adjust our proposal to avoid any misunderstanding and ensure full respect for existing programs and trademarks. Our intention is to celebrate and promote projects that utilize ApeCoin, with a particular focus on showcasing projects that have been approved through the ApeCoin DAO’s AIP process.

To this end, we propose to revise our initiative to feature a dedicated space in the JRNY Gallery not as “Made by Apes” but under a new designation that highlights projects accepting ApeCoin, especially those emanating from other AIP-approved projects. This approach allows us to support and promote the broader ApeCoin ecosystem without inadvertently implying an official connection to or endorsement by Yuga Labs’ initiatives.

Should we decide to feature any projects or works that could be associated with the “Made by Apes” concept or any other Yuga Labs program, we will ensure clear and distinct branding and signage within the gallery. This will be done to prevent any conflation between the ApeCoin DAO’s initiatives and Yuga Labs’ programs, maintaining a clear distinction in how these projects are presented and branded.

Our commitment is to foster a collaborative and respectful environment that celebrates the creativity and innovation within the ApeCoin community, all while maintaining clear boundaries and respect for all stakeholders’ intellectual property rights and branding guidelines.

3. Regarding the ApeCoin Gift Bags and the branded merchandise (information booklets, and possibly limited edition art pieces or tokens), can you clarify if these would be made for sale or only used as free promotional items for guests?

Regarding the ApeCoin Gift Bags and the associated branded merchandise, including information booklets and potentially limited edition art pieces or tokens, we aim to utilize these items as free promotional materials. Our goal is to enhance the gallery experience and foster a deeper connection with the ApeCoin community, not to generate sales from these items.

To add value and exclusivity to these giveaways, we are considering implementing additional layers of engagement for recipients of the more limited edition products. For instance, eligibility could be based on holding ApeCoin or participating in ApeCoin-related activities or quests designed to promote interaction within the community and further engagement with the ApeCoin ecosystem. These initiatives are intended to celebrate and reward community participation and investment in the ApeCoin ecosystem.

All promotional materials, including the gift bags and their contents, are designed to be distributed free of charge. This approach is in line with our overarching aim to provide tangible benefits to the ApeCoin community, enhancing the visibility and appeal of ApeCoin through thoughtful, engaging, and value-driven experiences at the JRNY Gallery.

4. Would your expectation be to keep complete ownership of content produced from this proposal?

When it comes to the media content produced as part of this proposal, our intention is to maintain ownership of this content for JRNY Gallery’s use. However, we are committed to providing the ApeCoin DAO with indefinite licensing for its use in promotional materials and other purposes. This arrangement ensures that while we retain the ability to use the content to promote our initiatives and the gallery, the ApeCoin DAO also benefits from the content’s availability to support its own promotional and educational efforts.

We aim to foster a spirit of collaboration and support within the ApeCoin community by openly sharing our produced media content. This includes making it available to other media teams associated with the ApeCoin DAO, thus contributing to a rich pool of resources that can be leveraged to further the community’s goals and visibility.

5. As per the ApeCoin General Guidelines, “proposals will not be put up for vote if they involve illegal activity, hate speech, pornographic material, or are at odds with the mission or values of the APE Foundation.” Can you ensure that the content that would be created as a result of your proposal would be in keeping with these guidelines?

We unequivocally confirm that all content produced and activities undertaken as part of this proposal will adhere strictly to the ApeCoin General Guidelines. This includes maintaining a clear stance against illegal activities, hate speech, pornographic material, or any content that conflicts with the mission or values of the Ape Foundation.

6. Please elaborate on the teams’ expectations for the future, after the first year.

Our vision for the “ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience” is not limited to a single year; rather, we see this as the beginning of an evolving and expanding collaboration. The initial year will serve as a foundational period to learn, refine our strategies, and demonstrate the value of this initiative to the ApeCoin ecosystem. As we approach the end of the first year, we will engage in a comprehensive review with the community and stakeholders to assess our impact, make necessary adjustments, and prepare a proposal for continued support and expansion. Our commitment is to a long-term partnership that grows in value and impact over time.

7. Do you provide consent to apply updates to the relevant areas of your proposal based on your responses to the questions above?

We hereby provide our consent to apply updates to our proposal based on the responses provided herein.

8. Do you provide consent to share these questions and answers with the community in this forum?

Furthermore, we agree to share these questions and answers with the ApeCoin community, ensuring transparency and fostering a collaborative spirit in the development and refinement of our proposal.

Edits have been made to this proposal, with the consent of the author. These edits may be viewed by selecting the “pencil” icon at the bottom of the original post.

A DAR package is being worked on and upon completion this AIP will move into Administrative Review. Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

We have no further questions for @JRNYCLUB. This AIP is now under Administrative Review.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

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This proposal is live for vote at Snapshot. The voting period closes 13 days from now at 9PM EST.

The AIP implementation is administered by the Ape Foundation. Implementation may be immaterially or materially altered to optimize for security, usability, to protect APE holders, and otherwise to effect the intent of the AIP. Any material deviations from an AIP, as initially approved, will be disclosed to the APE holder community.

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Very practical project, helping to further bridge the gap and show people what Apecoin is all about

Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

The voting period has closed for this proposal and it has been accepted with a 56.54% pass rate. The proposal will be passed on for implementation.

Follow this proposal under the AIP Transparency and Execution Category. A new post has been created here, Implementation Update | AIP-411: ArtJourney with ApeCoin: The JRNY Gallery Experience , and further updates will be posted.

Thanks,

-@Facilitators

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