Art Dream Fund Community’s Vote Starting Soon: Choose Your Own Favorite!

Voting time: November 15–21

Almost 1,000 Pieces of Artwork Submitted

The $100 million Art Dream Fund’s second open call “Post-Human Age”, with a prize pool of over $100,000, successfully concluded on October 31, 2022. As H.E. Justin Sun, the President of the Fund, pointed out, “The Art Dream Fund aims to identify, nurture, and support quality NFT artists and their works. The most essential quality that distinguishes us from other calls is our core values — great inclusivity and openness; here, every good work has a chance to be seen.” Therefore, the Fund made the open call to digital artworks from both individuals and teams regardless of their age, nationality, or professional background. The Fund has always been committed to nurturing and supporting young artists and creators who are open-minded, daring, imaginative, and able to inject fresh vitality into the art sphere.

During the open call period of three months, over 300 applicants around the world submitted nearly 1,000 artworks, including those recommended by the Nomination and Selection Panel. The artworks range from video, animation, VR, and AR to audio art, digital art, drawing, and graphic design.

- Drawing and graphic design- Video and audio- Other- Virtual art and digital art- AnimationStatistics of various art forms collected during the second open call of the Art Dream Fund. Source: APENFT

Screening Finished! 106 Artists Enter the Next Stage

Through a strict, complete secret ballot by the members of the Organizing Committee, the works of 106 artists covering multiple art forms including drawing, graphic design, video and audio, virtual/digital art, and animation stood out from a vast entry of excellent artworks and stepped to the next stage.

Submissions in the second open call. Source: APENFT

Full list of artists passing the screening stage (in alphabetic order):

70zsh

8bit_titty

Agoria

Aisha Faria

Annan Shao

ArtDovlatova

Carina Zhang

Cattin Tsai

chenzengace

chidigood

CHILLLCHILL

Cliff, Steven, Lizzy

conafore

ConnieDigital

David Bianchi

Deasy

丁世伟 Ding Shiwei

Done

dubbb

easyJet©Wong

Entangled Others Studio

Fei Yining

FirstWave

Fxhash

Genzo, Kena, Cheryl

Hao Li

HEKEREN

HUANG Jieyuan 黄杰远

i am ai

In-Dialog

Iris Qu

JiangYuan

Johannes Bosisio

John paul

JUJU

KEWA

Kimbol

Korhi

LEFT

LEO

LICAO

LILINgosi

LIU JIA HONG

lnuqfossil

loserqing

Luke Penry

lxujingl

Ma Haijiao

Marissa Wedenig

Mike Shinoda

Mindplayer

Monika Plusa

NFTunes, Mankind

Nick Ervinck 尼克 欧文克

one world

PinkCY

Pu Yingwei

QifengTsang曾祺峰

qiyu peng

Ricky Lake

rongue

Ruini Shi

Rundong Zhao

Ruofan Chen

se.maja

Shaun Hu

Shota Yamauchi

Song Kun

SpaceArtDAO-Lotus

Stopia

Terra Naomi

Tim

Tonya Nikolaeva

头很丸陈超 Chen Chao

Tracy

Universal Everything

Wei Wang

Wen Liu

WMD Collective

yao.oop

Zhicheng Cao

ZHOU Yinglin 周莹林

Zhu Jinkun

Ziga

Ziyang Wu

Zttai

zzai.

光与宙 Guang yu Zhou

刘豪格HaogeLiu钽坦TantX

唐寜 Tang Ning

尉浩_ZunYuH

小球掌 Xiao Qiu Zhang

张听 Zhang Ting

懒栏LazyBackHome

抑子Ezi.Zhang

梵丁 Fan Ding

王子健 Wang Zijian

田晓磊 Tian Xiaolei

种物种 Zhong Wu Zhong

秦非 Qin Fei

西 Xi

陈博 / Chen

陈子健 Chen Zijian

陈子贤 Chen Zixian

祝金坤 Zhu Jinkun

陈宙粼 Ziggy Chen

Choose Your Own Favorite

The second selection stage of the themed call has kicked off. From now until November 21, the Nomination and Selection Panel and the community will jointly select 50 artists for the Final Review. During the process, the Panel has 60% of the voting weight while the other 40% is shared by the whole community.

Click on “Read in Full” on the bottom left to be redirected to the Community Vote on Post-Human Age. All artists, creators, and viewers are encouraged to offer their suggestions and advice.

Jury Panel and Nomination & Selection Panel

Top row (from left to right): Conlan Rios (Founder of Async Art), Jonathan Crockett (Chairman of Phillips Asia), Josh Baer (Well-known art advisor), Sylvain Levy (Collector), and Philip Tinari (Director, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art & CEO, UCCA Group)

Bottom row (from left to right): Cheng Ran (artist & Founder of Martin Goya Business), Ciara Sun (C² Ventures Founding Partner), Claire Huang (Async Art Advisor & Columnist), Kenny Schachter (art critic), Mimi Nguyen (Lecturer at UAL), and Laura Shao (Director of International Development at Hive Center for Contemporary Art)

Artworks of the top 50 artists from the vote will enter the Final Review, where the Jury Panel, composed of renowned art curators, collectors, critics, and NFT experts, will join forces with the community to pick the final 14 winners based on the perspective of “providing cross-culture, cross-sector and comprehensiveness for the NFT industry”. The Panel will also give the most professional, open, and inclusive suggestions and guidance in areas including art, finance, technology, and design.

The 14 winning artists will share the prize pool totaling more than $100,000 as follows:

Grand Prize Award (one person): $20,000

Best Creativity Awards (two persons): $10,000

Best Category Awards (six persons): $5,000

Async Visual-Audio Awards (three persons): $5,000

In addition to the prizes, winners will receive:

Social media exposure and publicity on APENET’s and TRON’s resources;

Coaching/mentoring from NFT professionals;

Opportunity to create their own studios in Sandbox;

Opportunity to release their NFTs on APENFT Marketplace;

Opportunity to participate in major offline exhibitions, forums, and artist residencies held by APENFT Foundation.

Timeline for Evaluations and Votings

November 1–10, 2022: Screening for 106 artists to enter the next round

Judge panel: Organizing Committee of the Art Dream Fund

November 15–21, 2022: Selecting the top 50 artists for the Final Review

Judge panel: The Nomination & Selection Panel (60% voting weight) and the Community (40% voting weight)

Late November to early December 2022: Final review to identify 14 winning artists to share the $100,000 prize pool

Judge panel: Organizing Committee and Jury Panel of the Art Dream Fund

Early December 2022: Winner announcement

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