To mint is to add to humanity’s history. We mint together.
This is the Mint Fund.
Mint Fund is a community project created with the sole purpose to build a support network for artists interested in bringing their art into the world of crypto as NFTs.
We provide artists with the funds (known as gas costs) needed to mint NFTs. The team also offers guidance, mentorship, and advice for our growing community of artists.
The fund is accessible to all artists, though we prioritize BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists, especially outside of North America and the European Union.
Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, fill out this form.
Mint Fund artists 🍃 BATCH 01
Christopher de la Guardia
Cynthia Bahati Gentry
Dushun Wilson / Wylson
Elijah I Fagan
Goksu Ilgaz Kocakcigil
Ikaro Cavalcante Occulted
Luke Beckford / AllTheseFlowsXX
Nana Opoku / Afroscope
BATCH 02 AJ Dimarucot
Ashmit Galav Eriana Vanessa Mirabal Pérez Eric Lee Chen Fadhil
Gian Ferrer Jade Marlies Yearby Miche Wong
Wilhelm Ardylles Kurniawan
What does it mean to “mint”?
When you mint an NFT, you create a record of your work that will live for as long as the internet itself. Your words, songs, memories, photos, videos, code, 3D objects, memes—whatever shape your artistic vision manifests in—enter the public sphere in a way that was not possible before: immutable, irremovable, transparent and permanent.
To mint requires having access, infrastructure, and the resources to do so. For us, it is critical to make the ability to mint available to as many artists as possible, regardless of background.
Where can we mint?
While you can mint on any platform, we are in favor of marketplaces that allow you to truly own your NFTs and sign your contracts using your wallet.
Will there be any kind of accountability/analysis/record of how funds are being used–who they are going to, in what quantities, to mint what works, etc.
Yes. All of our records and statistics will be released quarterly outside of the milestones we will champion on social media.
What is the Mint Fund’s mission?
We aim to foster a diverse community of creatives by offering resources—gas costs, the Mint Fund Discord, workshops, artist AMAs, partnership opportunities, and more—to empower multiple generations of artists mint and own their work.
How many NFTs can I mint if I am accepted? The Mint Fund only pays for one NFT to mint. It is imperative that every artist who is accepted to participate in the Mint Fund gets a fair shake.
How did the Mint Fund start? For more context on how this all started, check this tweet.
Contribute to the Mint Fund
If you have the means to help creatives of all communities (with an emphasis on BIPOC + LGBTQIA+) to mint an NFT, please consider contributing to the Mint Fund ETH address.