Curie Community Building Support Application (April 9, 2019)


Curie Community Building

Part of Curie's mission is to help grow communities on the Steem Blockchain. Curie takes its position as a community witness seriously and uses a portion of witness rewards to fund community support whenever possible.

Community Support Application System

Curie will publish a post asking for applications from any Steem communities that would like to apply for our community-building support. We hope that this will allow for a wider array of communities to be elevated by our efforts while better realizing Curie's operational goals of transparency and zero corruption.

Please note that our intention is not to just fund contests. We hope to support other projects as well. If the best applicants are contests, that's fine, but we want to stress we will support things other than contests as well.

All applications must adhere to the following guidelines. These guidelines may be adjusted at any time during the process as we realize ways that they may be streamlined or improved.

  • Your community, contest, or project must have some history already built up. For example, we won't be accepting a contest that you just started this week because you saw this post. Generally, we will look for at least a month or more of proven history.

  • Our support must go towards a specific purpose, such as a contest's prize pool or similar specific items. You must explain exactly how any funding received will be used.

  • Applications will be active for two months. If yours is not chosen in the first month, it may still be selected in month two. You can submit a new application before the two month period if a situation changes enough to warrant a new submission. After two months, you should submit a new application if you still wish to be considered. Please do not abuse the re-submission process within the two-month period. Serial abusers will be disqualified from consideration.

  • Our support will also last for a two-month period. After that time, we will reevaluate each community we are currently supporting - funding may be renewed without requiring a new application. If funding is not renewed, a new application can still be made for funding.

  • We currently have a more limited budget for Community Building this month than during previous periods of support. We hope to spread it around a bit. This means most support will range from 50 - 200 Steem usually.

What you SHOULD NOT ask for.

  • We will NOT delegate Steem.

  • We will NOT send you Steem to power up.

  • We will NOT supply upvotes or resteems to your posts upon request.

  • If you are asking for support for a contest, our support must not exceed the amount currently offered in prizes. We also expect our support to increase your prize pool, and NOT replace it. (So if you have 100 Steem in prizes per month, and are asking for 100 Steem a month - your prize pool should increase to 200 Steem per month. Not remain 100 Steem per month and the only change is you or your community is no longer paying for the prize pool.)

So how do I apply?

You can submit your application by creating a new post outlining the information listed below. Answer the questions as thoroughly as possible within the post; be creative if you'd like. Please use the tag #curiecommunitybuilding on the post, and tag @randomwanderings within the post.

Application information and posts are due no later than the end of Friday, April 26th, 2019. This will give us time to review applications, ask any questions, and make a decision near the end of the month. Applications received after that date will still be considered, but may not receive support this month.

Application Information:

  1. What is your community / project and what is its purpose here on Steem?

  2. How much support are you seeking per month for the two-month period?

  3. How will this support be used?

  4. Approximately how many users participate in your community or project?

  5. How will supporting your community or project help grow the Steem community?

  6. What is your Discord name and number? (Optional - This may also be sent privately to @randomwanderings#9929 on Discord.)

Final Details

If your application is accepted, you will be notified by @randomwanderings#9929 on Discord. If you would prefer a different type of notification - email or comment on application post - please let him know.

If accepted, you will likely see a wallet transfer from Curie at or before the beginning of the new month.

All accepted applications will also be listed in the next Community Support Application post.

We have a specific budget for our community-building efforts. As such, not all applications may be accepted. If yours is not accepted, you may or may not get a message from us. We may message you with ways to improve your application, and thus your chances of being accepted the next time around. Any application that is not approved this month will be automatically entered into next month's funding application round. Applications stay active for two months.

If you have any questions please direct message @randomwanderings#9929 on Discord.

  • For those new to Curie, please follow @curie, and join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/jQtWbfj

  • Follow @curie's votes to support the authors. Please consider following our trail and voting for curated authors. If you are a SteemAuto user, @curie is an available trail to follow.

  • Vote for the @curie witness to support Curie operations (all witness payouts are used to fund Curie operations).

  • If you would like to delegate to Curie you can do so by clicking on the following links:
    50 SP, 100SP, 250SP, 500SP, 1000SP, 5000SP.
    Be sure to leave at least 50SP undelegated on your account.

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Here is the Shadow Photo Contest application for @curie support. Thanks for this opportunity! Curie Community Building application

What is your community / project and what is its purpose here on Steem?

Steem Poker League (@spl) is one of the oldest, vibrant, and most awesome communities on Steem. SPL has built the first gaming app for Steemians who play poker. Lucksacks is the app that is built for Steem and Steemians who play poker.

How much support are you seeking per month for the two-month period?

180 SBD or equivalent in Steem.

How will this support be used?

Funds will be used for a freeroll tournament. In the past Curie has supported our community. We had weekly Curie tournaments. Last time funds were used for Team Up tournament that lasted for 9 weeks, was very popular and participation was high. We have other witnesses that also run freeroll tournaments. All for the benefit of Steemians, active engagement, etc.

In this case, we will have tournaments for 9 weeks. Each week 20 SBD will be given out to Steemians who win. Normally it is split among top 5 winners. It can be named Curie tournaments or also used for Team Up tournament.

Approximately how many users participate in your community or project?

I don't know the exact number. 100+. Curie & Team Up tournaments had participation levels of 40-50 Steemians each week.

How will supporting your community or project help grow the Steem community?

Steem is a social network. Supporting active, vibrant communities will support Steem overall. SPL is one of the most neglected communities/apps on Steem.

What is your Discord name and number? (Optional - This may also be sent privately to @randomwanderings#9929 on Discord.)

I understand Curie operates with Steem, not SBD. In case this application is approved and Curie cannot send SBD, please send Steem to me. I can convert to SBD and make up for the difference if needed.

thanks geek!!

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I just applied on behalf of our community @homesteaderscoop - Thank you!!

https://steempeak.com/@homesteaderscoop/curie-community-building-support-application


Homesteaders Co-op

A community marketplace of ethical, handmade and sustainable products available for STEEM, SBD (and USD): https://homesteaderscoop.com

follow: @homesteaderscoop

Application for Curie’s community building support for @archdruid


  • What is your community / project and what is its purpose here on Steem?
    @ArchDruid was established as a sub-curie community which aims to promote and cultivate the quality gaming contents of the blogging platform.

  • How much support are you seeking per month for the two-month period?
    @ArchDruid has recently acquired two new community managers/ curators and our first initiative to revitalize the community is to launch a fortnightly contest. @veryspider and @elfranz, the two new curators, will provide 15 Steems as prizes, so if we can get the same amount from curie, we are seeking 60 Steems for a period of 4 fortnightlies (2 months).

  • How will this support be used?
    The Steems will be used to double the total prize pool for the contests to 30 Steems per contest.

  • Approximately how many users participate in your community or project?
    Previously, @enjar was the curator of @ArchDruid and when he was running the contests, participants were at an average of 12 to 18 entries per contest. The lowest seemed to be at 9 entries and the highest at 29 entries.

  • How will supporting your community or project help grow the Steem community?
    Gaming is a thriving sub-culture outside of Steemit and Steem. It has grown from strength to strength as it is becoming its own brand. For example, gaming streams and gaming internet personalities are the two biggest known genres on a lot of social media websites and video sharing channels.

    It follows that if we cultivate and grow the gaming community on Steemit, we will also offer a place to call home for any gamers, both for existing Steemians and potential NEW joiners.

Here is the link to our application. Thank you for the opportunity/consideration and for doing what you do in general!

https://steemit.com/curiecommunitybuilding/@ifc/ifc-application-for-curie-community-building-support

Hello @curie, I want to thank you for your support, I really appreciate it.

https://steemit.com/community/@brittandjosie/cani-have-your-attention-please-curiecommunitybuilding

Here is the link off the blog we made this week,
Thanks for the opportunity
Britt

Hi. I was told that you support new authors who write good content. If so, where can I read about it?

Hi, yes we do! You can read about us here: http://curiesteem.com/

I'm really sorry - we may have missed the deadline. Let us know if so so we can redraft one for next time in the next round. Thanks for all that you do. Here's @naturalmedicine's application.

https://steempeak.com/curiecommunitybuilding/@naturalmedicine/curie-community-building-support-application-naturalmedicine#comments

Hi @riverflows,

No, you're good. By missing the deadline it just means you might not get a decision right away. the deadline just gave us enough time to make a decision in time to be sending support out in the next couple days. So, this application will be considered for the new round of support automatically.

Thanks @randomwanderings, that's super reassuring and I appreciate you getting back to me..

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