Header Picture Credit score: “Manifest New Worlds” by Heather Timm
The previous yr noticed the crypto group at giant by way of the best of the highs to some shocking lows. By all of it, we maintained our dedication to our group of creators, and — regardless of the market shifts — we’re ending 2022 even stronger than when it began.
Right now we wish to have fun among the milestones we handed alongside the best way.
We began 2022 with a employees of 19 folks and have since grown to 49 staff, together with our new CEO Craig Palmer, previously of Fandom.com.
We’ve made a number of platform and product enhancements during the last yr. To call just some, we…
We Labored Globally
Engaged with our group, we prioritized alternatives that allowed us to shine a light-weight on areas and folks that haven’t gotten their due consideration within the western artwork world. We’re grateful to all of our companions who made this work doable with large- and small-scale exhibitions of labor from creators the world over, together with:
We Gave Again
2022 was a tumultuous yr; we used artwork to offer again by way of charity occasions. We requested artists to contribute work to exhibitions like Sunflowers for Ukraine and Overturned, an exhibition for Girls’s Rights, and MakersPlace donated its proceeds to charities supporting these causes.
We additionally partnered with Excedrin on the Equal Bytes initiative. This unique grant program recruited 100 feminine artists to the NFT area and supported the minting and buy of their first NFT.
We Labored With Our Group
In 2022, we made our group of creators and collectors our primary precedence. To do that, we launched our weekly Reveals sequence, elevating up excellent inventive work from throughout our web site.
As a part of our new Spotlights sequence, we interviewed and promoted 50+ world rising stars within the crypto artwork world.
For our most passionate collectors, we began our Concierge Program, an unique, seamless, white-glove expertise for our high collectors in search of a extra personalised digital artwork purchasing expertise.
And simply final month, we hosted our first GIF-Giving occasion, which gifted open-edition GIF paintings from a few of our high creators to collectors on Black Friday weekend.
This month, ran our first community-submitted, community-voted exhibition, the MakersPlace Potluck Occasion.
We Have been IRL (Lastly!)
We had a tremendous time assembly so many members of our group in actual life at occasions throughout the USA and the world, particularly at:
Crypto Artwork Week Asia
Matt Gondek’s Struggle Membership opening at Tagliatelle Gallery in NYC
NFT SF & 0xpo Convention
Miami Artwork Week
Marco Santini Signature Sequence opening at The Lighthouse Gallery in Puerto Rico
The 12 months Forward
2023 guarantees to be an awesome yr for the MakersPlace group. In January, we’ll launch our exterior contract help (together with Manifold!) and our podcast, which can increase the Spotlights interviews so we will get to know and promote much more creators.