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§ 0 Purpose of the DAK Bylaws

The purpose of the DAK bylaws is to be the primary reference text guiding all discussions and votes of DAK members as members of the DAK as a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO).

§ 1 Purpose of the DAK

§ 1.1 The purpose of the DAK is to promote the fine arts and to inspire interest in experimental contemporary art. It fulfills that purpose in particular through:

  • organizing, producing and funding art exhibitions, presentations and screenings

  • organizing art related talks, panels and workshops

  • organizing the sale of editions (especially cryptocollectibles/NFTs)

§ 1.2 The DAK is a selfless organization; its chief aim is not profitability. The DAK funds shall only be used for purposes that are in line with its bylaws.

§ 3 The General Assembly

A virtual General Assembly takes place [biannually] in [...] and [...] of every calendar year. The General Assembly is hosted by the Coordinating Board. The General Assembly is a public event for all members of the DAK to discuss past and future actions of the DAK over voice, video and drinks. All General Assemblies are recorded and made publicly available to the general public by the Coordinating Board. At the end of the General Assembly all DAK members interested in serving on the Coordinating Board do a brief presentation and an on-chain vote is initiated for all coordinating board candidates. The three DAK members voted in will serve as the new Coordinating Board for the next [six months], at which time another Coordinating Board will be elected.

§ 4 The Coordinating Board

The Coordinating Board is the DAKs institutional entity responsible for the following administrative actions:

  • planning and hosting the General Assembly

  • initiating allocation proposals in accordance with the merit token allocation guidelines stated in §6.

§ 5 Merit Token: MRT

The DAK merit token – MRT – is a non-consumable token giving weight to the votes of DAK members.

§ 6 Manual Merit Token Allocation Guidelines

§ 6.1 Twenty-four hours before every General Assembly an on-chain vote for the allocation of merit tokens (MRT) is created by the Coordinating Board to award DAK members for the work they have done since the last token allocation. All allocation proposals have to be in in accordance with the guidelines stated in §6.2-§6.4. The planned allocation is posted one week before the vote to the [#allocation] DAK Slack channel.

§ 6.2 MRT for Participation 1. Joining the DAK Slack and posting your Metamask Ethereum address to the [#allocation] Slack channel = [10] MRT

§ 6.3 MRT for Work 1. Design and writing services = [X] MRT 2. Serving on the Coordinating Board for one term = [200] MRT 3. Clerical work (social media, newsletter, outreach) = [X] MRT 4. Organizing/Doing a DAK show as an artist or curator = [500] MRT 5. Onboard a person to the DAK = [10] MRT

§ 6.4 MRT for Monetary Contributions MRT is allocated to DAK members who contribute monetarily to the DAK wallet. The amount of MRT a DAK member gets per [$] contributed starts at 1 MRT per 1[$] and decreases exponentially with the first [$] contributed over [500$] with an annual reset of the return function.

§ 7 Voting

To deal with potential voter apathy a standard decreasing quorum is used for all the DAK votes.

§ 8 Proposals

At any time DAK members can make a proposal to get funding for an art exhibition or other art related project. To make a proposal the following steps have to be taken:

  1. The proposing member announces the intention to make a proposal in the public channels of the DAK. From there discussions begin for the proposed project with everyone.

  2. The proposer creates a public but closed Are.na channel containing the following documents:

    1. Detailed project description

    2. Short bio of the participants, or potential participants.

    3. Cost estimate (with reasonable installments)

    4. Further research materials (texts, images, videos, websites etc.)

  3. The proposer initiates a vote for funding over the first installment of the estimated amount via the DAO interface.