Grants Framework Design Contest is LIVE!
What is it
A “Jokerace” contest designed to solicit bottoms-up input into a grants framework design process. During the submission period, people submit ideas on what a great grants framework might look like. Then during the voting period, the top 100 delegates will vote on which ideas they like the best. This will function as a “heatmapping” to showcase what ideas the DAO is most interested in seeing come to light.
Top 3 submissions by votes will win:
1st place - 500 arb
2nd place - 200 arb
3rd place - 50 arb
Another 250 arb will be rewarded by the contest host at his discretion. (Yes that is me)
How to participate
Click on the Jokerace Contest Page Link
Submission Period (4/20 - 5/13)
During the submission period, anyone can submit a grant framework design. Those familiar with “Design Thinking” will recognize this as a DAO native version of the double diamond design framework where we are currently in the second diamond diverging to brainstorm every possible solution idea.
Please do not submit proposals for funding individual projects.
During the voting period, top 100 delegates will vote to heatmap the most interesting frameworks. This is a convergence stage where we now heatmap for the best ideas.
Tips for a great submission
Things you might want to include:
- how the mechanism sets a total spending limit
- distinguishing between low and high latency work (ie. discord support help vs algorithm research)
- tools needed to make it work
- how the design is “pluralistic” or could it be one part of a larger plurastic framework
- how it maintains accountability
- how it increases voter participation and decreases apathy
- how it provides the arbitrum a healthy future (sustainability)
Other links & relevant info
Statement about purpose
This is not being put forward by the foundation, nor is it Offchain Labs. As a delegate in the Arbitrum ecosystem, I am helping to move things forward by showcasing innovative ways for the DAO to come to good decisions, avoid voter apathy over time, and sustain innovation and fun!
Design thinking for DAOs
Our next steps in the design process will be to have a small group of people engaged with the conversation gather to workshop the best proposal using the inputs from this experiment.
Transaction dropping 100 jkARB (Non-transferable Voting Tokens) to each of the top 100 delegates