CRNFT - Crafted for Creators

Project name: CRNFT

Author name and contact info: @crnft Lukas Chmiel

I understand that I will be required to provide additional KYC information to the Optimism Foundation to receive this grant: [Yes]

L2 recipient address: 0x47CEE63b7CAd5583171AFe378C75E36D9D46C90c

Which Voting Cycle are you applying for? : cycle 8 or 9

Grant category: NFT

Project description

This is a pivot in regards to the previous post where @Michael @FractalVisions @jrocki.eth @maykung @Niki helped me shape this idea. Since the last proposal, we onboarded more digital fashion designers, architects, and artists.

We are a curated marketplace of art, digital fashion, and architecture / later on - decentralized creative agency protocol managed by the community. We aim to create tools for creators, so they can easily produce content for web3. Using blockchain technology we can track where the files are going and how they are being used.**

Applicants can come from all creative categories and intellectual pillars: fashion, music, design, technology, art, film, animation, gaming, VR/AR, sustainability, and so on.

Young Creatives play a critical role in creating culture, driving innovation, and building wealth – particularly in marginalized communities. Yet, we know that Creatives who are women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ communities face distinct challenges that stem from systems, structures, and practices designed to exclude and preclude them from being successful. Without the ability to invest their own wealth, the result is that businesses owned by entrepreneurs from these communities are overleveraged or are unable to access capital to invest in growth. ​

We have established a Curation Committee (+50 curators at this moment) and would love to add strategic curators from the Optimism eco-system as well.

Project links:

Pitch Deck
Decentraland Gallery Gallery

Additional team member info :

Punk 9269 Marek Bardzinski

Founder of SMS.API (European Twilio) acquired by Link Mobility.
Founder of 2FAS system for password-less integrations (1Mil users)
CEO of Wellcome Home

Jacob Gorajek | CPO
** **

Inventor of UnStock which is now part of the Slidely Family. The idea was backed by Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe, who became the company’s advisor from the first days.

Please link to any previous projects the team has meaningfully contributed to:

Slidely Family
Lukas Chmiel Inc

Competitors, peers, or similar projects

Is/will this project be open-sourced? Yes

Optimism native?: Yes.

Date of deployment/expected deployment on Optimism:

March 1st, 2023

Ecosystem Value Proposition:

  • we integrate 2.5% Public Good split OP Foundation/ Charity
  • incubation
  • First token-gated XR filters on OP
  • our advisors are top-tier consultants in art, fashion, tech, and architecture.
  • we are breaking systemic issues in the freelance economy
  • producing on-chain footprints
  • onboarding users to OP
  • token-gated tools for creators on OP
  • low gas fee trading
  • integration with OP foundation and OP based protocols

Unfair advantages:

  • We have a network of top creative producers in the world.

  • Our creators are the best in web 2 fashion, art and architecture. They are looking to work with crypto powered company rather than big tech.

  • We understand creators and their feedback is always helping us build the best product.

  • We already established a network of web3 native partners.

Number of OP tokens requested: 200,000

Did the project apply for or receive OP tokens through the Foundation Partner Fund?: No

Proposal for token distribution:

  • 100k OP awarded for creation of the new website on Optimism chain
  • 25k OP awarded to create a brand new identification ( new UIX, website design )
  • 75k OP awarded to:
  1. cover the marketing of the platform for the next 12 months
  2. onboarding new users
  3. launching 100 limited NFT collections to develop high-end web3 communities


CRNFT V2 on Optimism - up to 3 months from receiving the fund
Launching 100+ premium creatives on CRNFT within 1 year.

Why will incentivized users and liquidity on Optimism remain after incentives dry up?

We will become the most sophisticated and curated metaverse platform managed by community. We will create a lot of Public Good, value in form of art, metaverse spaces, toolkits, workshops, tokengated IRL events and physical products. We want to make this platform social and protect user’s trademarks.


Right now we are in the process of improving our grant funding proposal review process. But feedback on proposals is always on going so thank you for resubmitting. The next round of grant reviews will restart on Jan 19th


That’s exciting! Would love to have a little feedback before 29th as i’m meeting potential lead investors who invest in ETH+L2 ecosystems. I have submitted our proposal via form, but haven’t received any answer yet. Thanks @jrocki.eth


Good project! Hope all the NFT projects will be launching any OP marketplaces , maybe QX ! Optimism should be the no. 1 in NFT projects!

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I have updated the proposal with the list of creators who expressed interest in launching via CRNFT

Good project! Hope all the NFT projects will be launching any OP marketplaces , maybe QX ! Optimism should be the no.

Hi @Michael @jrocki.eth @FractalVisions @Niki

When does the voting starts? Do We need to move this to cycle 10?

Appreciate your help

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Here !! @crnft this should lead you to the message from the updates…

Please adjust accordingly and coordinate with other members in the Gov General section of the Optimism discord server if you need help.


Thank you so much @FractalVisions !

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Absolutely!!! Stay Optimistic… :heart::heart::heart:
Looking forward to an amazing year.
Let me know if you need anything else.

Here you go! [DRAFT] CRNFT - Digital Art Incubator

Thank you and see you on the other side :heart_eyes:

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