The fight for artists and creatives to make a fair wage was very real before COVID-19. From changing the perspective that creatives should not work for free, to balancing an increasingly digital marketplace – making a living as an artist means taking a stand and pioneering new frontiers in ways that support those in the cultural industry.
COVID-19 has accelerated the need to find solutions that serve and preserve opportunities for the creative community to prosper in an exponentially changing world. As events, performances, exhibitions have been restricted with social distancing, a new normal is reshaping the art market, which will have an economic impact long after restrictions begin to be lifted.
For this reason, Superhero.com was born. Built on aeternity blockchain, Superhero.com is a Peer-2-Peer social platform, which provides means for people to support people, directly and without any intermediaries. Creators can post and get tips for content without giving up any of their IP or licensing rights. Tips are sent without fees going to payment processors or the platform the content is hosted on. Using Superhero.com makes a difference by cutting out those that profit off creatives and eliminates the business model of a platform profiting off its users. Superhero.com is an Open-Source project built by users for users – with the vision of a more equal, decentralized world, where the public at large is empowered.
Taking a step towards building a future valuing creatives and content makers, Superhero.com is excited to launch in Ireland with a virtual festival: Live Aeid.
Live Aeid will be broadcast on May 30 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm GMT/ 5:00pm to 9:00pm CEST via a live broadcast online. Viewers will be asked to pay a minimal entry fee to the festival at the door and will be able to give tips directly to artists or charities once inside. This will allow for equal distribution among all the artists involved in the festival, fairly reinforcing that content created and viewed online is the creator’s livelihood.
True to its heart and message, Superhero.com’s team has pledged (guaranteed) that artists featured in the festival are ensured the recommended artist fee, in keeping with Artist Payment Guidelines by Visual Artists Ireland.
A digital step forward to claim professional livelihoods for artists online should never be a step backwards in our physical realities!
Along with supporting the future of Arts, Live Aeid will simultaneously be using Superhero’s unique platform to fundraise in support of fighting homelessness in Ireland.
OPEN TO: Art genres able to be livestreamed… For ex: Music, Theater / Performing Arts, Dance, Spoken Word, Video / Multimedia, Film…
OPEN TO: Artists able to livestream a unique part of their practice… For ex: Studio Visit, Workshop / Tutorial, Virtual Tour/Exhibition, Q+A, Live Painting / Live Sculpting…
TIME SLOTS: 8-16 artists will be given a 15min to 30 min time slot each.
DEADLINE: May 25, 2020 at noon CEST
– website link or attached images
– short proposal describing your 15 – 30min time slot
– your name and contact
For more about Superhero – visit Superhero.com