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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

At HUG, we believe curation is the future of the creator economy. That's why we've curated the most important news and updates on what we're doing, building, and perfecting just for you!

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:

✧Black-founded Projects
✧Black Artists
✧BIPOC Rights

😇 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.

💜 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.

Creator Royalties by HUGWeekly source of education, news, and opportunities for artists and creative technologists.

🇫🇷 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!

The Sunday Spotlight Artists for the week of 2/12 are:
kaila_gee minimal_macbeth tonny_arts mistakeann 
ali_gapo  sambha_arts  fscribbling 

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.