To delve into the intersection of NFTs, inclusivity, and diversity in the art world, we posed a question to four industry leaders. From the co-founder and Head of Events to the CEO, these experts shared their insights, starting with empowering disabled creatives through initiatives like NFT-VIP.io & WoW, and ending with democratizing art and supporting communities through CryptoRelief. Discover their unique perspectives on how NFTs are reshaping the art landscape.
- NFT-VIP.io & WoW: Empowering Disabled Creatives
- NFTs: Bridging Geographic Boundaries
- SuperRare: Amplifying Underrepresented Artists
- CryptoRelief: Democratizing Art, Supporting Communities
NFT-VIP.io & WoW: Empowering Disabled Creatives
Art transcends barriers, serving as a universal language that empowers disabled creatives to express themselves without limitations. NFTs have provided a groundbreaking avenue for this expression.
One notable example is NFT-VIP.io, a platform founded by a woman and developed by a disabled veteran. Their global and diverse team creates immersive ticketing experiences within the NFT industry. In the world of inclusivity, we must also recognize the remarkable community called World of Women. It is a Web3 collection and community that welcomes women and men alike.
Shockingly, female artists represent only 16% of all NFT art sales, as revealed by research in March 2022. NFT-VIP.io and WoW are leading the charge to bridge this disparity, offering an equal platform for artists to showcase their incredible work.Julie Lamb
Co-Founder and Head of Events, CryptoOracle
NFTs: Bridging Geographic Boundaries
In the digital art world, barriers simply don’t exist. Artists from all corners of the globe can connect with communities, share their art, and gain exposure with no traditional gatekeepers.
NFTs allow artists who were once secluded in remote areas or lacked access to mainstream artistic circles an equal chance at recognition. The digital art world is giving a voice not only to established artists but also to emerging creators seeking a platform beyond geographic boundaries.Camilla Caban
Head of Global Marketing and Community, Conflux Network
SuperRare: Amplifying Underrepresented Artists
NFT marketplaces actively seek and promote artists from underrepresented communities, amplifying diverse voices in the art world. By featuring their work prominently, these platforms foster inclusivity and diversity.
For instance, SuperRare, an NFT marketplace, has an initiative called “Open Call” where they actively encourage artists from marginalized backgrounds to submit their work. This initiative aims to provide a platform for underrepresented artists and ensure their visibility within the NFT space. By focusing on promoting diverse artists, NFT marketplaces contribute to a more inclusive art world.Ben Lau
Founder, Featured SEO Company
CryptoRelief: Democratizing Art, Supporting Communities
NFTs democratize art by providing a platform for artists of all backgrounds to showcase and monetize their work without traditional gatekeepers.
One initiative is the CryptoRelief fund, which auctions NFT art to raise money for underprivileged communities. This not only supports artists financially but also promotes social causes, fostering a sense of inclusivity and community in the digital art space.Einav Biri