I have been working with SearchLight for over two years now - working towards highlighting emerging artists in virtual and IRL exhibits. When I started we had an artist pool of about 300 creators and now we have over 500. It has been a rewarding experience getting to know the curators and the artists, working our way from transitioning from Web2 to Web3 and understanding how traditional art blends with digital.
The SearchLight art collective was born from the rise of art on the blockchain in 2021. They rapidly grew an environment that supports inclusivity, diversity, and access for artists globally by providing education, exposure, exhibitions, and events to develop artists coming from a wide variety of verticals (Fine Art, Film, Gaming, Graphic Arts, etc.). SearchLight currently cultivates an artists pool of over 500 qualified blockchain artists. It is treated as a community resource with the goal of providing visibility to artists beyond the existing NFT marketplaces. The group is forming a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) in 2023 to foster ongoing community-driven art events, exhibitions, and experiences to support the NFT global arts community.
SearchLight.Art is a women-led, art organization also interested in innovation and helping to grow the Web 3.0 ecosystem. As such, we help prototype new products and platforms. Additionally, we provide signature events, performances, and exhibitions – helping technology platforms, DAOs, PFP teams, collectors, institutions, and other businesses achieve their goals in Web 3.0 through an informed cultural lens.