If you have a piece of Bald Jesus art and you want to submit it without reading how it works below you can just sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org – However we highly recommend that you read below and that you come join our Discord server to become more involved. At the very least: Make sure that you are using your own work or fair use. Derivative works are fine but we don’t want the project to be derailed by using protected work or pirating the works of others.
The BJ Rule: Don’t be a dick. “What would Bald Jesus do?” WWBJD? Answer: Not be a dick. Result: Be a BJ (Bald Jesus) not a Dick – solves the need for any more rules.
The Collective. All the artists, writers, and coders who collaborate and contribute to the Bald Jesus Collective will form a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (The Bald Jesus Collective or Bald Jesus DAO).
The main two-fold purpose of Bald Jesus Collective is to have fun and build a community of amazing artists and creatives around our common theme. If we can make some money for our contributors and support some good causes along the way, we have no problem with that either.
This is how it works – whenever we mint a new BJ on WAX, we save the #1 back (except in a few cases where it has gone to the creator or once when I mistakenly let one go in a test drop). All the #1 BJs on WAX go into the DAO Vault for the Bald Jesus Collective. The BJC DAO will be made up of all those who materially contribute to the project with code, sweat, art, writing, moderation, ideas, or in some cases cold hard crypto – We never ask, you contribute what you want to, and what you can.
All Bald Jesus (BJ) artworks contributed to this project are a contribution to the collective. The collective has the right to use them in any way they deem fit which contributes to the project as a whole.
Thus far, all proceeds generated by Bald Jesus NFTs have been used to create new Bald Jesus NFTs from artworks which were contributed to the project.
We want this project to allow emerging and established artists a way to see their work as part of a collective whole.
We generally don’t price contributed BJs high but drop them at a reasonable price as a fun way for people to get involved and be early backers of the project.
The Bald Jesus Collective will determine the path forward, so becoming a project contributor is a way to be a part of everything that is to come (and there is a lot).
To Submit a Bald Jesus: 1 ) Make sure that you are using your own work or fair use. Derivative works are fine but we don’t want the project to be derailed by using protected work or pirating the works of others. Example: I don’t own a Bored Ape so rather than putting a Bored Ape in my Last Supper, I found public domain photos of actual bored apes that I then modified and used as representative derivatives in my art. Same goes for the paintings I sometimes use as background – they are either public domain or overtly licensed as free to use privately and commercially.
Feel free to riff off of our existing Bald Jesus art – as long as you are using it for art that you are contributing back to the collective. There are no rules to how you can use Bald Jesus or what you can do with Bald Jesus but we reserve the right to reject any work submitted. In particular, we are not interested in anything that promotes racism, homophobia, child abuse, or any other hate or pornographic matter. There are lines that can be crossed – please refer to The BJ Rule: Don’t Be a Dick.