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Weekly HUG #0046: ๐Ÿ’ธ We're rewarding $250 those who support our mission of education and entrepreneurship

Headed to NFT NYC? From gallery openings to coffee shops, celebrate with Team HUG and enjoy HUG-curated art IRL

๐Ÿค—ย 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!

Earn $250 by showing your support for HUG ๐Ÿ’ธ

Looking for some structure to take your creative practice to the next level? Learning shouldn't be decentralized, and HUG Studios is here to help! Read more, learn more, and find out how to earn a $250 reward from us.

What is HUG Studios?

For Creators. By Creators.

HUG Studios offers educational programming and professional development to Web3 creators ready to succeed. Applications only open periodically with a limited number of availability each time. The good news? Applications are open now! Explore our three different available programs, tailored to fit every kind of creator.

HUG Studios alumni include Boss Beauties, Curious Addys, Women and Weapons, Power of Women, and more!

Our team of award-winning, entrepreneurial creatives have empowered over 1000 creators across art, music, theater, and entrepreneurship. Will you be next?

โ‘  Innovation Laboratory

This 2-week boot camp is for independent artists who want structure and support to launch their next project.

Our first course will help you find your own unique innovation through NFT burning mechanics and receive real-time strategic, technical, and marketing guidance alongside complimentary minting support from our friends at Heymint.

โž HUG Studios hedgeHUG

Do you have a bright idea for a Web3 business but need support preparing for launch?

This 12-week program is for crypto-enabled businesses at their earliest stages. Learn alongside a curated cohort with an intensive, accelerated fundamentals curriculum followed by concierge guidance in developing a minting and go-to-market strategy.

โž‚ HUG Studios groupHUG

This hands-on advisory program is for crypto-enabled businesses that have launched and are ready to scale for long-term growth.ย 

Our team of entrepreneurial creatives has helped raise over $6 million in venture capital and counting for HUG Studios alumni. They're prepared to help you next! This program will guide you as you refine your current business model and benefit from cohort-based learning, 1:1 advising sessions, and direct mentorship from Randi Zuckerberg and Debbie Soon.

Hereโ€™s how you can win $250 ๐Ÿ’ธ

Refer to earn your reward!

Do you a creative who could benefit from our programming? Refer a friend to hedgeHUG or groupHUG and if they enroll in HUG Studios, we'll show our gratitude with a $250 or ETH equivalent.

From being on display at the United Nations to auctioning their art to Sothebyโ€™s, HUG Studios alumni are championing Web3 far and wide.

HUG & Lionโ€™s Milk brew up a visual treat

We are thrilled to share that HUG-curated artists are now on display at Lionโ€™s Milk, the worldโ€™s first NFT coffee shop!

If youโ€™re visiting New York for NFT NYC, be sure to visit Williamsburg and pop in for a pick-me-up from Lionโ€™s Milk while admiring these hug-worthy artists! Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Lion's Milk is the cafe of choice to Brooklyn's local Web3 community

๐ŸฆALPHA: Ownership of a Caffeinated Lions - the Lionโ€™s Milk membership NFT - comes with many benefits, such as having your favorite NFT or PFP on display in the shop.

The Inclusiverse goes IRL this Wednesday!

Celebrate HUG's first birthday and ๐™€๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ก๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™š for the very first time at HUG's debut gallery opening during NFT NYC!

๐ŸŽจ35 works of art.
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ35 different artists.
๐ŸŒŽ17 countries.
๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ1 gallery to showcase it all.

If you are in or around New York City on April 12, we would love to have you celebrate with us ๐Ÿฅ‚

Become a HUG-Curated artist at NFT Bali

We are thrilled to announce our next gallery exhibition with NFT Bali at Superlative Secret Society Gallery in partnership with The Collective Solution!

NFT Bali is a unique environment built by The Collective that brings together the brilliant minds in Web3 from around the world to share, innovate, & build meaningful relationships all while experiencing the magic of Bali.

While any artist with a HUG Artist Profile will be considered for curation, artists who share their art with #HUGIRL over Twitter will be given priority review.

Creator Royalties talks Rewards & Loyalty

Mari Hyunโ€™s Pixa Pixelz collection, where collectors are rewarded with monthly airdrops.

As an artist, building a loyal following of collectors is crucial to your long-term success - in fact, itโ€™s a sure way of getting yourself to 1000 true fans.

Our latest issue of Creator Royalties, our weekly resource for Web3 creators, talks Rewards & Loyalty programs with your collectors. Read on to unpack the different types of loyalty strategies you can use to incentivize engagement, how Web3 is supercharging these initiatives, and include a few case studies to help inspire your own practice.

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

The Fragile Friends Family is Growing!

Our Meta Angels x Adobe Artist-in-Residence, Jack aka jprittee, is releasing this cheery little piece as an edition for his Fragile Friends collection. Minting is currently open for collectors at .02 ETH with public mint opening this Monday at 0.03 ETH โ™ฅ๏ธ

More about Jack aka jprittee: Jack is a designer & 3D illustrator that is on a mission to spread joy and make Web3 a more inclusive place. Jack's various collections are designed to support & celebrate LGBTQIA+, BIPOC & women creators in Web3 by spotlighting, curating, and reinvesting profits directly into the works of diverse artists throughout our community.