Weekly HUG #0040: Curate Artist Discovery on HUG
You have the power to impact and influence which creators join the hundreds who are already getting HUGGED
Curate Artist Discovery on HUG
Your vote matters. No really, it does!
HUG is a community-curated platform. That means every creator that we showcase is chosen by fellow artists and collectors like you. Artists on HUG can create shareable, searchable, customizable profiles to promote themselves and connect with their community through hugworthy reviews… but only after they’re curated onto HUG by positive votes.
Our community has voted in over a hundred artists this week, and we can’t wait to see who will be getting HUGGED next! Better yet? Huggers earn HUG Points for every vote they make, which will come in handy for surprises we have in store 🤗
✨Celebrating Black Creators✨
February may be Black History Month, but did you know you can discover, support, & celebrate Black Creators all year long? HUG was founded on a mission to 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚 through working directly to elevate and spotlight marginalized creators. The HUG platform is just one of the ways we seek to accomplish that goal, where you can find, filter, & leave reviews for creators & causes you care about:
😇 Happy Anniversary, Meta Angels 😇
A little over a year ago, Meta Angels first manifested onto the blockchain, generating joyful art and a meaningful community along the way. We took a sentimental look back at all the angelic accomplishments on this anniversary and celebrated by giving away free Meta-Angels to community artists.
Did you know… HUG literally wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Meta Angels? Our founders Randi Zuckerberg and Debbie Soon met in the Meta Angels Discord and then decided to work together. This makes Meta Angels union with HUG all the more special, and we’re lucky to have Meta Angels cofounder, Alex, join us as HUG’s COO & Head of Product.
What a trip down memory lane for the @meta_angels anniversary. So much love to everyone who has been part of this journey 💖
— Alex Cavoulacos (@acav)
Feb 15, 2023
💜 Safe Spaces with Vanora Vaz 💜
Our February Artist-in-Residence Vanora Vaz is known for injecting subtle whimsy into her imaginative illustrations of safe spaces. Vanora’s creative practice invites observers to analyze how the physical spaces we retreat to can influence and represent the relationship we have with our own mental health. What does your safe space say about you?
Want to claim this illustration from Vanora for yourself?
🎟️ Enter our raffle on Twitter for details on how to win.
🔥Burn Baby Burn🔥
This week’s edition of Creator Royalties was on burning NFTs, and how you can experiment with interesting mechanisms to gamify the collecting of your art. Read the latest issue to ignite your creative practice, explore recent use cases, and learn how and why more artists are inviting collectors to determine the scarcity and value of their work.
🇫🇷 WXw3 takes inclusion IRL in Paris 🇫🇷
WXw3 is the first women and non-binary artist exhibition in Paris, set to make its debut as the premier event of the NFT Paris conference weekend. There will be over 50 screens featuring a curated collection of women and non-binary artists. This exhibition has been organized by many of HUG’s favorite partner communities: World of Women, The Fabricant, Eyes of Fashion, and MakersPlace.
WXw3 at NFT Factory in Paris, February 24th
This inclusive event is exclusively invite only. Want to get on the list?
✍️ Send a DM to our friends at Eyes of Fashion, one of our first alumni to graduate from HUG Studios.
Sunday Spotlight with Avril15
Want to get introduced to tens of thousands of possible collectors with a proven increase in growth and sales?
Every Sunday, Avril15 and HUG promote Web3's emergent artists with less than 2000 followers. Applicants are then immediately under consideration to be added to HUG pending curatorial review, so they stay discoverable all year long!
✨Apply for your free HUG Artist Profile✨
What are the benefits of a HUG profile?
💫 Get your work discovered by current and prospective collectors
💌 Collect thoughtful and meaningful reviews and shout outs
🎨 Customize your profile to seamlessly share your collections and social
💬Make yourself open to commission requests to increase and diversify your income
By being among the first to apply to claim your page, you will also be privy to future product releases to help you connect to your audience better. Interested creators across any medium are highly encouraged to apply.
How come I just saw this beautiful page about @TheMonaLana on @thehugxyz ?? This is the cutest thing ive ever seen in web 3.
Thank you so so much. And the reviews ??? Im crying 🫀🎀😭
— Lana Denina (@lanadenina)
Feb 13, 2023
Updated my @thehugxyz profile ♥️ check it out! 😍
And you can give me a review also 🤗
— Melda VNH (@Melda_VNH)
Feb 17, 2023
happy PALentines day to my 1st web3 artist/curator community and also faithful AiRBooster leader @niki_s_k
I’m so grateful for y’all and everything that you do! Sending lots of love today.
— Anne Zanne Silver 🤗 (@AnneZanneSilver)
Feb 15, 2023
Attention Huggers and angels @thehugxyz@meta_angels voting for artists is live on thehug.xyz! You can vote to add artists like yours truly @ArtMis_eth and @YolantisETH to get Hug artist profiles and many other amazing artists
— Shruuump.eth 🚌🦇🔊🤗🔮 (Arts availible for sale) (@Shruuump)
Feb 15, 2023
Loving my new @thehugxyz artist profile! Now you can request commission works by yours truly ❣️
— Wildflower Fields | NFT.NYC 2023 (@wildy_martinez)
Feb 15, 2023
Even those of us who embrace chaos want to celebrate the @meta_angels . Happy birthday! #HBDMetaAngels
— The Flying Squirrels 🔥😵💫💃 (@flyingskrwls)
Feb 9, 2023