Apply for Cabin's Creator Residency Program

In 2023, we are reintroducing one of our hallmark programs - the Cabin Creator Residency at Neighborhood Zero.

Each month, we will provide free housing for a creator to come live in a cabin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country while equipped with blazing-fast WiFi, a sauna, a gym, and other world-class amenities and collaborators. Creators will have their own bedroom, bathroom, and space to work/create.

Creators are artists, developers, writers, dreamers, musicians, online knowledge workers, and makers who come to Cabin to explore and design things that have never been done before. You can work on whatever project is near and dear to your heart. The only limitations are the ones made by your imagination. Your job is to convince us in your application that you’re planning to create something awesome, that’s it.

How Do You Submit a Proposal?

Submitting a proposal couldn’t be easier. You can apply via two different pathways (you do not have to do both):

  1. Write and share a thread on Twitter and tag @creatorcabins in the first tweet (Your profile must be public on Twitter for us to be able to see this thread). You must indicate which month you’re interested in doing the creator residency - if you do not indicate a month, we will assume you’re interested in the month that is coming up soonest at the time of your submission. Here is a sample thread from a previous submission:

    https://twitter.com/jasamitchell/status/1407141331810631686?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1407141331810631686%7Ctwgr%5Eb19465077cbc4e3aba1b370e1357e53e6f7c7506%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcreators.mirror.xyz%2FL7hCFAnV9-knieb8AM6z5J7ITgVv0ZUCAXPOB0Y5iWs

  2. NEW! You can now create and upload a video (as a post or as a reel) on Instagram and tag @creatorcabins in the post and use #creatorcabins in the caption (Your profile must be public on Instagram for us to be able to see this submission). You must indicate which month you’re interested in doing the creator residency - if you do not indicate a month, we will assume you’re interested in the month that is coming up soonest at the time of your submission.

We’ll gather these threads and videos and coordinate a vote on Snapshot among our members to determine the four creators to be selected in the first cohort. Here is how a vote for a previous cohort looked.

How Will Cabin’s Community Decide a Winner?

We’ll gather threads and video submissions and coordinate a vote among Cabin members to determine which creator we select. Votes will be done on Snapshot - here is how a previous vote looked.

Any Cabin community member can vote, so long as they hold at least one ₡ABIN. If you don’t hold any ₡ABIN but would like to vote, you can earn five ₡ABIN by completing the following five steps:

  1. Make sure you have your own self-custodial wallet.

  2. Fill out Cabin’s Welcome Form.

  3. Attend an Onboarding Call

  4. Declare at least one of Cabin’s six ecosystem roles (you can do this on Discord or during the Onboarding Call):

    1. Creator: Producer of art, music, novelty, visual content, and any experiments that grow new possibilities.

    2. Resident: Remote worker living across the Cabin neighborhood network.

    3. Builder: Maker of physical things that improve the built environment of neighborhoods.

    4. Host: Space-maker. The person on-site building the container and the culture at a neighborhood or virtual space.

    5. Naturalist: Grower of plants, animals, and human systems that support the natural environment.

    6. Caretaker: Operator of a neighborhood. Jack-of-all-trades ultimately responsible for a space.

  5. Introduce yourself in the #intros channel in Discord.

After you complete those five steps, we will send you five ₡ABIN.

Votes in Snapshot are done leveraging quadratic voting, which helps to dilute the voting power of individuals with a lot of ₡ABIN in favor of the crowd.

Timelines

We’re excited to get this program rolling, so we are going to include February and March in our timeline, even those these months are almost upon us! For months in April and beyond, we want to give creators as much lead time as possible to prepare for the travel they might have to do to get to Neighborhood Zero (located about 45 minutes by car from the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport).

  • For a residency beginning on February 1st, submissions are due by January 16th and we will vote as a community by January 23rd.

  • For a residency beginning on March 1st, submissions are due by January 31st and we will vote as a community by February 5th.

  • For a residencies beginning on April 1st and beyond, submissions are due two months prior. For example, a residency beginning on May 1st is due on March 1st. Community votes will happen about a week after submissions for the month arrive. Follow us on Twitter and on Instagram @creatorcabins to keep up to date with exact timelines.

Good luck!

If you have any questions on how to apply for a Creator Residency, you can DM us on Instagram or Twitter @creatorcabins

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