All Artists Welcome!

Enter the NFT Marketplace Risk-Free… We’ll Teach You Everything You Need to Know!

And a chance to earn $1,000 from your NFT even if you’ve never created one before!

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All Artists Welcome!

Enter the NFT
Marketplace
Risk-Free
We’ll Teach You
Everything You
Need to Know!

And a chance to earn $1,000 from your NFT even if you’ve never created one before!

We’re removing barriers
so you can access opportunities!

Dear young artist,

Have you looked into NFTs and been overwhelmed by the financial and educational barriers between you and the crypto space?

Does profiting off your art seem like an unattainable pipe dream?

The great news is… artists have more opportunities than ever before to be seen, to earn wealth, and to make an impact. The problem is finding an access point.

No one should have to live an unfulfilling life because of lack of access to opportunities or lack of funding. That’s the core belief that drove BridgingTheGap to bring you this amazing opportunity!

If you’re ready to learn all about NFTs, create your own and possibly earn $1,000 in cash … keep reading.

The BridgingTheGap Impact NFT Gallery

The BridgingTheGap Impact NFT Gallery

BridgingTheGap Impact NFT is the first of its kind NFT initiative for global youth empowerment.

We’ve created this bridge to give underrepresented and underserved young artists a clear pathway into this emerging marketplace.

We are thrilled to spotlight emerging young artists of our first collection drop during Miami Art Week!

Throughout this program, you will…

How it works:

You can succeed in the digital marketplace without risking time, capital and security.
  1. Register for free 
  2. Brainstorm and create an impact art piece to embody your vision of the future using inspiration from one of BridgingTheGap’s 2021 thematic tracks that are rooted in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
    • Mental Health and Wellbeing
    • Climate Action and Sustainable Living
    • Equality and Inclusion
    • Future of Education and Work
    • Peace and Justice
  3. Submissions will be shortlisted by a judging panel and the selected pieces will be minted on our platform and showcased at high visibility events and partners reaching some of the world’s top buyers and NFT collectors.
  4. Partial proceeds of each NFT piece will be allocated to our impact fund to advance youth-focused initiatives for the United Nations’ SDGs.
  5. Selected artists in each NFT drop will be awarded an honorarium of up to $1,000 USD 
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How it
works:

You can succeed in the digital marketplace without risking time, capital and security.
  1. Register for free 
  2. Brainstorm and create an impact art piece to embody your vision of the future using inspiration from one of BridgingTheGap’s 2021 thematic tracks that are rooted in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
    • Mental Health and Wellbeing
    • Climate Action and Sustainable Living
    • Equality and Inclusion
    • Future of Education and Work
    • Peace and Justice
  3. Submissions will be shortlisted by a judging panel and the selected pieces will be minted on our platform and showcased at high visibility events and partners reaching some of the world’s top buyers and NFT collectors.
  4. Partial proceeds of each NFT piece will be allocated to our impact fund to advance youth-focused initiatives for the United Nations’ SDGs.
  5. Selected artists in each NFT drop will be awarded an honorarium of up to $1,000 USD 

About Miami Art Week

The art world and the business of art is changing rapidly. The Miami Art Week digital platform represents the next generation of art access, collaboration and commerce, and how art is experienced.

Recognized as one of the preeminent international modern and contemporary art fairs, Miami Art Week showcases an array of iconic and important art works, dynamic projects and special installations from more than 130 international galleries from November 29 – December 5, 2021.

BridgingTheGap is thrilled to showcase our first NFT collection and selected finalists during Miami Art Week. Through a 7-day private gallery showcase, these artists receive premium visibility among some of the top NFT buyers and collectors.  

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Benefits of Submitting

Carbon Negative Impact

We use an energy-efficient blockchain, and additionally, allocate partial NFT proceeds to climate restoration activities.

Sidestep pitfalls and gain access to opportunities through mentorship:

Team up with industry experts, decision-makers and influential leaders to open up doors and fast-track your success.

Love the world you live in:

Develop and lend your creative talents to fundraise for causes that matter to you.

Find your following and secure your future:

Get discovered by art dealers, collectors and media, as well as increase the visibility of your work within the art community by being showcased at one of the most prestigious art events of the year.

Aim high without sacrificing safety:

Enter the NFT marketplace barrier-free and risk-free with guided support and no fees (i.e. minting, gas, etc.)
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Benefits of Submitting

Discover a market for your work and new prospects for success:

Weekly skill-building sessions give you the knowledge you need to access the digital marketplace. Topics include: NFT fundamentals, blockchain, digital economy, digital literacy and fintech.
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Sidestep pitfalls and gain access to opportunities through mentorship:

Team up with industry experts, decision-makers and influential leaders to open up doors and fast-track your success.
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Love the world you live in:

Develop and lend your creative talents to fundraise for causes that matter to you.
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Find your following and secure your future:

Get discovered by art dealers, collectors and media, as well as increase the visibility of your work within the art community by being showcased at one of the most prestigious art events of the year.
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Aim high without sacrificing safety:

Enter the NFT marketplace barrier-free and risk-free with guided support and no fees (i.e. minting, gas, etc.)
Barrier Free
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Be One of up to 25 Selected Artists…

If you’re selected to be featured in a BridgingTheGap NFT Collection, you will receive the following additional perks collectively worth over $7,000 USD:

  • An honorarium of up to $1,000 USD cash to recognize your creative efforts
  • Opportunity to nominate the charity of your choice to be considered to receive partial proceeds from our NFT auctions
  • Be showcased throughout high-visibility events including private VIP gallery showcases and our impact NFT auction.
  • Free one-year Future-Ready Membership on the BridgingTheGap App—to connect and learn with peers around the world through live expert-led masterminds and coaching calls ($500 USD value)
  • Access to the BridgingTheGap On-Demand: A content library containing 45+ hours of masterclasses and Q&As exploring emerging topics, future skills, and leadership lessons from world leaders, senior decision-makers, and celebrity activists
  • Reserved spot as a Youth Delegate in BridgingTheGap’s YOUNGA 2022 Youth Delegation, with the opportunity to take part in a four-week bespoke leadership training and advocacy program ($5,500 USD value)
  • Promotion on BridgingTheGap’s social media channels and the potential to be featured in traditional media outlets and press efforts
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Be One of up to 25 Selected Artists…

If you’re selected to be featured in a BridgingTheGap NFT Collection, you will receive the following additional perks collectively worth over $7,000 USD:

  • An honorarium of up to $1,000 USD cash to recognize your creative efforts
  • Opportunity to nominate a charity of your choice to be considered to receive partial proceeds from our NFT auctions
  • Be showcased throughout high-visibility events including private VIP gallery showcases and our impact NFT auctions
  • Free one-year Future-Ready Membership on the BridgingTheGap App—to connect and learn with peers around the world through live expert-led masterminds and coaching calls ($500 USD value)
  • Access to the BridgingTheGap On-Demand: A content library containing 45+ hours of masterclasses and Q&As exploring emerging topics, future skills, and leadership lessons from world leaders, senior decision-makers, and celebrity activists
  • Reserved spot as a Youth Delegate in BridgingTheGap’s YOUNGA 2022 Youth Delegation, with the opportunity to take part in a four-week bespoke leadership training and advocacy program ($5,500 USD value)
  • Promotion on BridgingTheGap’s social media channels and the potential to be featured in traditional media outlets and press efforts

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are unique and non-interchangeable units of data stored on a digital ledger (i.e. blockchain) that can be sold or traded. NFTs can be used to represent easily-reproducible items such as photos, videos, audio and other types of digital assets as unique items, and uses blockchain technology to establish a verified and public proof of ownership. Learn more: https://www.businessinsider.com/nft-meaning

BridgingTheGap’s Impact NFT platform supports images, videos, audio files (e.g. music, podcast, poem/spoken word, etc.) and animated GIFs. To increase your chances of being selected and added to a featured collection by BridgingTheGap:

  • Submit a piece that was inspired by, or ties in, with our thematic tracks (Climate Action and Sustainable Living, Equality and Inclusion, Future of Education and Work, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Peace and Justice.
  • Keep it G-Rated.
  • The piece is not plagiarized and must be an original work.
  • You must have copyright and ownership rights to sell the piece
  • Ensure you provide high resolution images.
  • Images or videos that are low-resolution (or “pixelated”) are less likely to be selected.

The deadline for our first NFT drop during Miami Art Week is closed. 

Register as an artist to be notified when the next round of submissions open and the dates of our 2022 drop is announced. 

We encourage emerging young artists and those from underrepresented communities to submit their work. Submitting to the gallery, however, is open to all creators!
  • The judging panel will review all submissions prior to November 28 and you will be notified if you have been selected. In the meantime, we encourage you to follow us on Instagram and Twitter to receive updates and announcements on our Miami Art Week program.  
  • If you are shortlisted by the judging panel, your artwork will have a chance to displayed in our private gallery during 2021 Miami Art Week (November 30 – December 5, 2021), you will receive up to $1,000 USD cash honorarium, 11% royalties from all future sales and more (see the “Why Participate” section).
Transactions on most blockchain networks incur a fee, commonly referred to as “Gas.” This fee rewards the activity of the different nodes in the network for confirming your transaction. Transactions using Ethereum mainnet incur Gas charges. Transactions using our platform’s default BridgingTheGap Wallet (on the Polygon blockchain network) do not incur any Gas charges. Whenever a Gas fee is charged, it is displayed on the platform, so there are no surprises!
Yes! A free BridgingTheGap wallet is created for you upon sign-up on our platform which holds your NFTs. All you need to get started is your email, name and phone number. Already have a wallet? BridgingTheGap NFTs can be claimed using third-party wallets like MetaMask or Portis.
No. To make our NFTs accessible, BridgingTheGap’s marketplace supports purchases using both standard credit card processing (for fiat purchases) or cryptocurrency wallets.
Yes. Your BridgingTheGap NFTs belongs to you and can be sold:
  • In our Marketplace on the BridgingTheGap Impact NFT platform.
  • Sell it on OpenSea, the largest marketplace for crypto collectibles.
The 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The SDGs are an urgent call for action by all countries–developed and developing–in a global partnership. Learn more: https://sdgs.un.org/goals

We know that there have been concerns with blockchain’s energy consumption which is why we are operating the BridgingTheGap Impact NFT Gallery on Polygon—a sustainable blockchain that connects to the Ethereum network but operates a Proof-of-Stake (POS) mechanism that is a more energy efficient alternative to Proof-of-Work (POW) systems that many other blockchains use. To take it a step further, the BridgingTheGap Impact NFT Gallery will be a green NFT—through our impact partners we will be offsetting the carbon impact as well as allocating 5% of NFT sales to climate restoration activities including tree planting to generate a net positive climate impact.

Transparency is important. Let’s get clear on where funds are going.

After transaction fees and artist honorariums (up to $1000 USD for youth artists), the gross Sales will be distributed as following:

  • 20% to gallery and auction partners for making our drop possible
  • 80% Social Impact
    • 30% reinvested into BridgingTheGap for the operation of our youth NFT program and to continue scale the impact of our youth upskill and innovation initiatives 
    • 50% net Sales will be allocated as “Impact Capital” and used to establish the YOUNGA fund—a novel global fund dedicated to investing in and supporting youth-focused initiatives that advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
      • Select NFT pieces in our collection already have an established charity beneficiary, in which case partial proceeds from the NFT will be donated to the organization.

BridgingTheGap is a woman-led social enterprise with impact incorporated into the backbone of our organization, community investments and program initiatives. With a mission to increase universal access to education and prepare emerging leaders for the future economy, we will continue to invest our funds in initiatives that bridge opportunity gaps, alleviate barriers of participation and provide accessible skills enrichment to emerging talent on a global scale. We are committed to using our funds from this gallery to create measurable impact with a focus on empowering and equipping young people for the future, including sponsoring free education and upskilling of 20,000+ young people worldwide through our four-week bespoke Youth Delegate leadership training and advocacy program as part of our annual YOUNGA Forum running from 2020-2030. 

BridgingTheGap Ventures was founded with the goal of bringing together young changemakers with the world’s top industry leaders, decision-makers and influencers to usher in a new era for humanity that is more connected, collaborative and empowered than the status quo. Providing access is central to all that we do—bridging opportunity gaps for underrepresented and underserved groups in order to foster inclusive innovation, prepare for the future of education and work, and co-create solutions to community challenges.

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Learn more about us: https://wearebridgingthegap.com

The door is open... all you have to do is go through it!

So in case you skipped to the end… here’s the deal:

  1. Register here for free.
  2. Choose one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as your inspiration:
    • Mental Health and Wellbeing
    • Climate Action and Sustainable Living
    • Equality and Inclusion
    • Future of Education and Work
    • Peace and Justice
  3. We will send you access details to be part of our global community of emerging young creators and submission instructions.
  4. Create and submit a stunning, original NFT.
  5. Wait for the results.

And remember, if you are shortlisted, you’ll get paid up to $1,000, have your art displayed in one of our collections seen by influential art buyers, collectors, and more!

The call for submissions for our 2021 Miami Art Week collection is closed.
We have some exciting drops in the works for 2022 🚀 
Register to get the inside scoop and be notified when our next call for submissions opens. 

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