$PIECE TOKEN BY GATS
“Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality. Those who have the gift of creative expression in unusually large measure disclose the meaning of the individuality of others to those others. In participating in the work of art, they become artists in their activity. They learn to know and honor individuality in whatever form it appears. The fountains of creative activity are discovered and released. The free individuality which is the source of art is also the final source of creative development in time.” -John Dewey
In the crypto world it appears that developers of tokens have come to rely on riding waves. This is not to take away from waves, as ripples and waves can create change and be the foundation of many other changes, but in riding waves, creativity and innovation are overlooked. It is beautiful and amazing what the SHIBs, the INUs, DOGEs, the SAIs, the TAMA’s and all the others have done for some investors. The CULTs, the BIRDS, and the BURNS have allowed for some to reach extreme success while crashing down upon others. These projects have turned some investors into whales who in turn make waves of their own in many different ways. While riding waves can be lucrative and be a place where many can learn and earn, there are also many dangers lurking in these waves and oftentimes innovation and creativity are left behind. As the excitement and exhilaration builds, people take advantage of that excitement and rugpulls and honeypots become the rule as opposed to the exception. Amidst this chaos there are projects that are unique and work to create their own lane and utility as well as becoming safe havens for investors who have become wary of only riding the waves. $PIECE Token by GATS, will work to turn waves into tsunamis, so powerful and overwhelming that when it engulfs the space, it will help to change the landscape of the crypto world. The way people promote and market will have to ride the tsunami that is building or fall behind and get lost in the vast ocean of what has become a toxic crypto space. GATS is where different unique projects rely, work with, and grow from each other to create ecosystems of reciprocating support.
The foundation of GATS is rooted in a place where art was not defined only as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power,” but a governing, even spiritual call to action. The way art is procured, curated, and even disseminated within the centralized systems has taken away its meaning and purpose. Guerrilla Arts creates a space where art is found at a grassroots level, a social media/meta way of spawning innovation in the arts, especially for artists that are marginalized due to centralized values of society.
Art was once meant to define and represent governance in how people take care of each other. Art was brought to life and manifested itself as a representation and visualization of principles, values, protocols, and lifeways. In the truest sense, Guerrilla Art embodies, captures, speaks, sings, and visualizes what a Decentralized Autonomous Organization represents.
The foundation of Guerrilla Arts can be found and expressed in the following example of the Woven Woolen Blanket of Coastal Indigenous ceremonial houses. If a Chief or leader was successful in taking care of his/her people, that meant those close to him/her would have time to weave large woolen blankets. So the bigger the blanket represented that they were well taken care of, and therefore had more time to weave. Upon entering the ceremonial houses they would cut pieces of the blankets to hand to families and community members to show that they were committed to continue helping. The chief/ leader was charged with “buying back” the pieces of the blanket by providing the ones they had given the pieces to various items and good that would secure them good health for the year, where the ceremony would happen again. The blanket being woven back together, expressed that the chief/leader had maintained themselves as someone who deserved the position they held. This is a perfect representation of what decentralization could/should look like.
WHAT IS $PIECE TOKEN?
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it”-Bertolt Brecht
$PIECE Token by GATS is a Governance Token on the Ethereum Block Chain focused on artistic development to empower the creativity in individuals and collectives while allowing holders to vote on and contribute to the creation of the arts. Reciprocal marketing, promotion, and content’s continuous infusion of NFTs and new projects is the primary focus. This focus and actualization benefits the token, the communities, the artists, and the artistic realizations. The more we help develop ourselves and projects as artists, the more our value grows. This is not merely to capture and create a commodity of art, but to allow art to become free and open in a market where it is appreciated and where it can appreciate. Individually artists tap into collective consciousness where community ($PIECE holders) helps to bring the art to life and decide which pieces of art are prioritized. The artist, so to speak is, only a vessel from which our collective vision is drawn fourth and brought to life and seen and/or heard. The art, although drawn, painted, written, spoken, and composed by individuals is still conceptualized and represented by everyone. The communities will decide which art will be prioritized at any given moment to be marketed and promoted for the benefit of our growth.
$PIECE Token is designed with tokenomics, marketing, and education to promote the health and wellbeing of art, and therefore our Governance token, as a culture. $PIECE will maintain a token that helps artists create works of art from their medium and share with the world. $PIECE is designed to turn investors into artists and artists into investors through reciprocity, engagement and interaction, in order to build a community that thrives in the crypto market while maintaining honesty and integrity. In this sense an investment is truly something that will benefit financially, physically, mentally, spiritually, and even systematically. This is an investment of and in our future. Returns in events and investments will be credited to holders and artists as a reciprocation of appreciation. This will come in many forms such as buybacks, contests, NFT gifts, among other things. Although all holders will be rewarded for holding, there will be extra incentives for being an active participant in projects that grow from our ecosystem. Returns will also be used to fund artist development spaces and think tanks that promote healthy living and creative culture for youth in at-risk, underfunded, underrepresented, marginalized and underserved communities.
There are creative ideas and individuals that are not afforded the same opportunity as others. They create beautiful works of art, from music to paintings, drawings and poetry, among other things, but much of this remains unheard and unseen because these artists are not promoted properly. $PIECE will help provide a platform to connect everyone; from Investor support, to education programs, to the works of artists with great passion and talent and help become a source of light that can shine on those we have yet to see and hear. We currently exist in a time and space where there is a huge disconnect between what SHOULD be done and what CAN be done with art programs all over the world.
“…Only art penetrates what pride, passion, intelligence and habit erect on all sides – the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which without art, we can’t receive. Proust calls these hints our “true impressions.” The true impressions, our persistent intuitions, will, without art, be hidden from us and we will be left with nothing but a ‘terminology for practical ends’ which we falsely call life.”-Saul Bellow
Donations from taxes as well as individuals and organizations who choose to support $PIECE will be used to help both maintain and create spaces focused on the arts, specifically for at-risk youth who face socio-economic challenges. $PIECE and $PIECE affiliates will create and teach arts and art promotion to people who may not have access to the same spaces and/or time but possess and/or want to learn about artistic expression.
Our OceanGoon Killer Whale Project is focused on donating back to beach and ocean habitat restoration.
Our Prison Art NFT project is focused on donating back to reformative and restorative justice as well as gang intervention and prevention programs.
Our artists come from a number of backgrounds but many found art and artistic expression as a means to escape whatever trials they were faced with. Therefore we are committed to help bring and teach these skill sets to those who wish to learn as well as helping communities to build, maintain, and revitalize many of the arts programs that have been albeit forgotten.
$PIECE will create a community that appreciates, respects, enjoys, and finds the beauty in the art that is brought to life here and we will work together to share it with the world at large, specifically the crypto space.
Our greatest utility is the art and artists that are developed, created, nurtured, and allowed to grow in this space. Many of the artists initially involved with this project already have work that is respected and appreciated in their respective communities and the world at large. They will work to find and help develop others who will find this space as a Launchpad for their work. The NFTS eventually created in this space will provide both awareness and funds for adding liquidity as well as buybacks along our growth as a community and governance token.
$PIECE will help artists to create, promote and market projects, where proceeds will be infused back into $PIECE. Through contests and community ($PIECE holder) vote, we will select works of art that represent our vision and will benefit our community growth and development
$PIECE will help promote and sponsor live and virtual concerts and art shows that will provide visibility and extra funding to support the $PIECE movement.
$PIECE has already partnered with organizations such as Guerrilla Republik to become an ecosystem to connect internationally and promote artists to fans, investors, and educational programs in support of $PIECE. We will continue to reach out and partner with other organizations and projects that support and share in our vision.
– Release ERC20 $PIECE token
– GATS Merchandise
– Existing Artist and Art Reveal and Ongoing Artist Recruitment
– Soft Media Marketing (Telegram, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, other Social Media Outlets)
– Initial Charity / Organization donation
– Whitepaper V.1.0
– Contests and Giveaways
– Begin Guerrilla Marketing Campaigns (Community Walls, Stickers, Flyers, Music, etc..)
– Continued, Strategic Social and Mainstream Media Campaigns (YouTube and Multimedia Outlets)
– Further Donations
– Establishment of NFT Incubator and Think-Tanks
– Music and Art Creation and concerts
– NFT collections from team artists
– NFT launchpad for up and coming artists
– Further donations