#DigitalArt4Climate Virtual DesignaTHON
Harnessing the Power of Culture and Technology
For Action for Climate Empowerment

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DigitalArt4Climate is a multi-stakeholder partnership initiative which uses blockchain technology (non-fungible tokens/NFTs) to turn artwork into digital assets, which can be collected and traded, thus opening up a socio- technological innovation space which helps to unlock unprecedented potentials for resource mobilization in support of Sustainable Development Goals/ UN Agenda2030 implementation in general and the Action for Climate Empowerment programme in particular.

******Why a Designathon?*******

In order to design the DigitalArt4Climate initiative’s front-end solutions in a time efficient and attractive manner, the DigitalArt4Climate consortium decided to invite the „crowd“ of designers, software and game developers to help design the user experience (UX)/user interface (UI) of the DigitalArt4Climate platform and app as well as outlines of software solutions for a DigitalArt4Climate marketplace.

******Aims of the Designathon*******:    
(1) Finding UX/UI (User experience/User interface) design solutions (the “look and feel” and ideas for gamification) for the DigitalArt4Climate digital collectibles/NFTs platform and app for the engagement of artists, collectors, local and global climate action communities and the wider public

(2) Outline of software solutions for a #DigitalArt4Climate marketplace for digital art collectibles/NFTs trading, which is envisaged as some kind of foundation for a future Action for Climate Empowerment resource mobilization marketplace on which different types of contributions to local and global climate action empowerment (art, ideas, funding, volunteering, etc.) as well as verified climate action outcomes/impact will be presented and traded as unique digital collectibles/NFTs, thus enabling new forms of innovative climate related social entrepreneurship (link to a video on demand of the first presentation of the DigitalArt4Climate initiative and the DigitalArt4Climate marketplace vision on 4th of June 2021 in the context of the World Environment Day 2021: https://youtu.be/SsgTJqfeByI?t=3262). The marketplace is going to be built on the backend of the technical ecosystem of the Unique network NFT platform for the Polkadot and Kusama proof-of-stake blockchain ecosystem (Tech details: https://unique-network.readthedocs.io/en/latest/)  

(3) forming a community of design and software solutions providers, who will work with the #DigitalArt4Climate consortium on implementation of the identified solutions and designs

*******Target Group/Envisaged Profile of the Participants:**********
- UX UI designer, web designer, digital market place designer, game developers
(no specific knowledge on blockchain needed!)
- individuals and teams

monetary: 500 € for the best design solutions and 500 € for the best software solution
non-monetary: (1) participation in DigitalArt4Climate designathon award ceremony on 12th of August (=launch of the DigitalArt4Climate Call for Art) and potentially also in future DigitalArt4Climate edutainment shows and (2) opportunity to work with DigitalArt4Climate consortium (especially Unique Network tech team on the implementation of the winning solutions and potential employment opportunities)

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