We are an artist-driven organization that believes in building an art world worth inhabiting.
Artwrld works collaboratively with artists to commission and produce projects that engage broad audiences and explore the emerging possibilities of blockchain technology for creative practice. We support artists throughout the entire process of making new work—from the initial concept to the final presentation—while fostering critical conversations about the issues driving digital art and culture.
Our mission is to create art projects that are thoughtful, challenging, and inspiring, and help artists advance their work and ideas in the space of web3.
Every project we present benefits one or more nonprofit organization, selected by the artist to receive a portion of each sale.
Because NFTs have the potential to distribute royalties automatically and in perpetuity, artists can use their work to channel funds intentionally and help build and sustain an art world they care about.
When used thoughtfully, we believe NFTs can make artworks more widely available, put artists more in control of how their work is produced and exchanged, and contribute to the numerous institutions that make artists and artworks possible in the first place.
How it Works
Every artwork presented by Artwrld is backed by an NFT, essentially a certificate of ownership and authenticity for digital art.
An NFT (non-fungible token) is a piece of code that establishes a digital asset, in this case an artwork, as a unique object created and owned by specific individuals. This code is written permanently and securely into a global record of digital transactions known as a blockchain.
Artwrld is acutely aware of the many valid ecological concerns surrounding NFTs and blockchain technology, in particular the Ethereum blockchain on which many NFT projects are based. Some Artwrld projects may launch on Ethereum while others may not. We will be transparent as we make these determinations. We are also committed to finding ways to reduce our carbon footprint and do right by our artists and the planet.
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Team & Partners
Author, curator, and self-described “cultural infrastructure builder,” Nato Thompson has over 20 years of experience in the art world. He served as Artistic Director at Philadelphia Contemporary, Chief Curator at Creative Time, and Curator at MASS MoCA.
Josh Goldblum is a digital innovator and the CEO of Bluecadet with over 20 years of experience in the cultural sector. His past clients include MoMA, The Getty, The Smithsonian Institution, Google, Harvard, Princeton, and MIT. He has been awarded an Emmy, a SXSW Award, Fast Company Innovation Award, and Webby Awards.
Walid Raad is an artist and a professor of art at the Cooper Union. His work has been shown around the world, including at the Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Biennial, and Documenta, as well as in solo exhibitions at the Louvre, MoMA, Stedelijk Museum, ICA Boston, and Whitechapel Art Gallery.
Scott BrewerTechnical Advisor
An experienced technologist, founder, strategist, and product leader, Scott Brewer is the co-founder of the creative technology firm Art Processors and blockchain digital art gallery Bright Moments. He has designed and managed software used and loved by millions for over 15 years.
Shane BrennanHead of Production
Shane Brennan is an arts strategist and producer with over a decade of experience at organizations including Creative Time, Kickstarter, and The Trust for Governors Island. He holds a Ph.D. in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU.
RJ RushmoreHead of Finance
RJ Rushmore is a finance and marketing strategist who combines the expertise of an MBA from NYU Stern with a decade of experience in arts and culture at organizations including Creative Time, Mural Arts, and Bluecadet.
Katie BoothCommunity Manager
Katie Booth creates relevant, inclusive content for web, editorial, and social. As the Social Media Manager for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), she grew their social audience from 1 million to 1.5 million.