Avalanche launches mentoring initiative, Beeple opens massive new studio and more

In a March 30 blog post, The Avalanche Foundation announced the launch of Avaissance, an initiative designed to support digital artists and boost the growth of the Avalanche nonfungible token (NFT) ecosystem.

Avaissance has two main components: an Artist in Resident program (AIR) for over 50 artists, and the Mona Lisa Initiative (MLI) to curate digital art and expand the collections of art-focused decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).

Avaissance begins!

The Avalanche Foundation is launching the Avaissance initiative to grow the #AVAX NFT ecosystem and support its budding artists. The program aims to usher in a rebirth of creative activity on Avalanche.

So, what’s the plan?⬇️ pic.twitter.com/mNhDoQqDhD

— Art on Avalanche (@ArtOnAvax) March 29, 2023

The AIR program will provide artists “of any skill level” with funding, mentorship and virtual workshops for six months. The MLI will collaborate with DAOs’ curatorial teams to promote emerging Avalanche NFT artists and establish an “Avalanche Permanent Collection.”

Ticketmaster introduces new feature for artists to reward fans using NFTs

On March 27, United States-based ticketing company Ticketmaster announced a new feature — token-gated ticket sales — allowing artists to reward NFT holders with exclusive benefits, including “special presales, prime seats, custom travel packages and access to unique concert experiences.”

The ticketing giant developed the functionality after being approached by American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold (A7X) and its Web3 team, Bitflips. A7X wanted help implementing a service to provide holders of its NFTs — Deathbats Club, a collection of 10,000 unique Deathbat NFTs — the opportunity to unlock perks and access to events.

The feature works with tokens minted on Ethereum and stored in decentralized application (DApp) wallets, like MetaMask or Coinbase.

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