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Terms of Use

By using Artizen you agree to our Terms of Use

Updated over a week ago

At the Artizen Fund our mission is to unlock human creativity and radically expand support for creators at the intersection of art, technology, science, and design. Our Terms of Use attempt to reinforce and respect the spirit of this mission. We know that most folks skim through Terms of Use because they're boring and often incomprehensible but we have purposefully avoided legalese and aim to make our terms easy for anyone to read and understand.

Welcome to Artizen

These are Artizen's Terms of Use, and they apply to all users of the Artizen platform. “We,” “our” or “us” refers to the Artizen DAO and “Artizen” refers to this platform and the services offered by us. By using Artizen you agree to these terms and to our Privacy Policy, Community Guidelines, and Award Agreement. Please read them carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

Your account

To create an account you must be at least 18 years old, provide us with accurate information, and agree to keep your information updated if it changes. You are responsible for anything that happens when anyone is signed in to your account, as well as the security of the account. Accounts must be for real people or legitimate companies, studios, bands, groups, or other organizations. Fake accounts are not permitted, and accounts may not be created on behalf of others.

Abusive conduct

You are responsible for all activity on your account. If you violate our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, Award Agreement, Community Guidelines, or the spirit of any of our policies, we may terminate your account or take appropriate actions to rectify the situation as determined by a panel of your peers in the Artizen community.

Community funding

An open source project, Artizen awards are funded and curated by our community. Funding is pooled and awarded to projects selected by fellow fans, creators, and community members, providing more sustainable support for the people, projects, and causes we love.

Artizen is responsible for collecting money, deducting applicable fees, pooling the remaining funds, and then transferring the award money to winners. Every day, our community comes together to discuss, debate, curate, and vote for project proposals. The submissions with the most community support win funding.

Artifact holders are curators

By owning an Artifact you have the power to curate our Official Selection of projects and acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • You will do your best to review submissions and ensure all winners not only adhere to our Curation Guidelines but also celebrate and exemplify the spirit of human creativity.

  • You must abstain from voting for any project proposals that you submitted or are listed in the team section on.

  • Each Artifact may only be used to vote by a single wallet address each season. You are not allowed to use your Artifact to vote, then transfer your Artifact to another wallet you control, and vote again using the same Artifact. Artifacts sold to other users must wait until the subsequent season to vote.

Artifact rewards

Artifacts are a new way to fund human creativity. By delivering real value to their owners, Artifacts help raise money for projects at the frontier of art, science, technology, and design.

Rewards for Artifact holders:

  • Voting Power
    Artifacts give you the power to curate our projects. Every season, a new selection of projects is curated by our community of Artifact holders.

  • Vibrant Community
    When you own an Artifact, you join a vibrant community of artists, scientists, coders, and creators of every kind.

  • Positive Impact
    Artifacts are designed to reward positive impact. Think carbon credits, but for any project that does good in the world.

Payment processing

Artizen handles payment processing for Artifact sales, sponsorship, and donations as well as payment issues such as fraud and the resolution of payment disputes. At the start of a new season, the award money for our prize is set to zero. As new payments are successfully processed, the amount of award money is correspondingly increased. Artizen deducts applicable fees before transferring any money to creators.

By contributing to the Artizen Fund you acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • Any feedback given by members to creators must be constructive and not violate our community guidelines.

  • Members must acknowledge the challenges of producing creative projects and accept that there may be changes, delays, or even unexpected circumstances that prevent the winner from completing or releasing their project as promised.

If a member is unable to satisfy the terms of this agreement, they may be removed as a supporter or, in extreme cases, may have their account terminated.


There are several fees deducted from Artifact sales and sponsorship fees that vary based on such things as the method of payment and network usage. Finally, there is a platform fee for Artizen, which is currently set to 10% but which we reserve the right to change at any time.

Submitting projects

We fund projects at any stage of development, from rough idea to released work, and in any medium from oil paintings to open source code. Creators are allowed to submit the same project proposal for multiple rounds of funding. Creators may also submit multiple projects per season.

As outlined in our Award Agreement, project submissions must meet the review criteria, rules and conditions, and other guidelines published by Artizen. As a community, we have the right and ability to remove from consideration any project submissions that, in our collective judgment, do not meet our explicit criteria or uphold the spirit of our mission.

Curating projects

Projects for our Official Selection are curated by our community of Artifact holders, and participants must adhere to the following rules:

  • All community members are encouraged to review and discuss project proposals, however, only Artifact holders vote to curate the Official Selection.

  • Artifact holders must abstain from voting for a project they submitted or any project they are listed in the team section.

  • At the end of the review period, the project proposal that receives the most votes is curated for the Official Selection.


Any costs associated with transferring money to winners will be deducted from the total amount owed. Payouts will be issued as soon as possible but can take several weeks or more to be processed.‌ In order to transmit payments, the winner must provide Artizen with a valid, Ethereum-compatible wallet addreess capable of receiving ETH as well as any additional information to verify their identity and comply with know-your-customer and anti-money laundering regulations.


Winners are responsible for reporting any income or withholding taxes that may be due as a result of payments received.

Refund policy

Artizen does not offer refunds on donations, Artifact sales, sponsorships, or any other contributions.

Account deletion

You can permanently delete your account at any time by contacting us. We can terminate or suspend your account at any time at our discretion. We can also remove any projects, posts, or content at our discretion.

You may not bring a claim against us for suspending or terminating another person’s account, and you agree you will not bring such a claim. If you try to bring such a claim, you are responsible for the damages caused, including attorney fees and costs. These terms remain in effect even if you no longer have an account.

Your intellectual property

You keep full ownership and retain all intellectual property rights to any projects you submit to Artizen as well as for any other media or materials you add to the platform (your "Content"). But we do need certain licenses from you in order to operate our platform.

By adding, uploading, submitting, or creating content on Artizen you grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use your content in the context of operating and marketing the Artizen Fund. The purpose of this license is strictly limited to us creating profiles for you and your work, hosting your projects, and providing and promoting the associated Artizen services. We will never steal your IP or use your content in an exploitative way.

You may not add content on Artizen that infringe others' intellectual property or proprietary rights. And members may not use content posted by other members in any way not authorized by the creator.

If you win the Artizen Prize or receive match funding you agree and acknowledge that the media assets you submitted for your project's Artifact will be published in the public domain.


If you do something that gets us sued or break any of the promises you make in this agreement, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs) that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of Artizen. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to this indemnification clause, in which case you agree that you’ll cooperate and help us in asserting any defenses.

Warranty disclaimer

We work hard to provide you with great services, but we can’t guarantee everything will always work perfectly. Artizen is provided “as is” and without warranty of any kind. Any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and any other warranty is excluded to the greatest extent permitted by law. The disclaimers of warranty under this clause also apply to our subsidiaries, affiliates, and third-party service providers.

Limitation of liability

If something bad happens as a result of your use of Artizen, we’re not liable (beyond a small amount). To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will Artizen, its directors, employees, partners, suppliers, or content providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any kind, including but not limited to damages:

  • resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use Artizen;

  • for any lost profits, data loss, or cost of procurement or substitute goods or services;

  • or for any conduct of content of any third party on Artizen.

In no event shall Artizen's liability for direct damages be in excess of (in the aggregate) one hundred U.S. dollars ($100.00).

Dispute resolution and governing law

We at Artizen encourage you to contact us if you’re having an issue before resorting to the courts. Our Artizen support team is on hand and ready to answer your questions. You can visit our Artizen Help Center to find articles with information that may resolve your issue. If you still have questions, you can email [email protected] so that one of our support team agents can personally reply to you and attempt to resolve your issue.

In the unfortunate situation where legal action does arise, these terms (and all other rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States.

Everything else

These terms and the other material referenced in them are the entire agreement between you and Artizen with respect to our platform, community, and services. They supersede all other communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and Artizen with respect to our services and govern our future relationship. If any provision of these terms is found to be invalid under the law, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms otherwise will remain in full force and effect and enforceable.

The failure of either you or Artizen to exercise any right provided for in these terms in any way won’t be deemed a waiver of any other rights.

These Terms are personal to you. You can’t assign them, transfer them, or sublicense them unless you get Artizen's prior written consent. Artizen has the right to assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations under these terms without your consent. Artizen will provide you notice via email, written notice, or by conspicuously posting the notice on our site.

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