THE FUTUREVERSE FOUNDATION
The Futureverse Foundation is a not-for-profit charity committed to improving the digital and physical worlds through the support of diverse artists and creative communities.
The Futureverse Foundation will make grants to support underrepresented creatives and nurture their unique artistry on global platforms, both online in the physical world. We also seek to ensure the metaverse remains an accessible, inclusive and evolving space, by ensuring indigenous art and artists continue to thrive in this developing digital sphere.
While we share a common heritage and name with Futureverse, and while we exist in the broader Futureverse ecosystem community, The Futureverse Foundation is completely independent from both a governance and operational perspective.
We invest in underrepresented artists and creatives in order to build more diverse, equitable, and inclusive spaces in both the real world and the metaverse.
Building a metaverse where anyone can access and create in an open, rich, and diverse world.
Respect | Whakaute - We treat all people with dignity and respect.
Stewardship | Tiakitanga -We honor our community by being socially, financially and environmentally responsible.
Ethics | Matatika -We strive to meet the highest ethical standards.
Learning | Te ako - We challenge each other to strive for excellence and to continually learn.
Innovation | Te auahatanga - We embrace continuous improvement, bold creativity and change
Transparency | Te pono - We are open, and we communicate clearly with honesty and integrity
‘Funding for the arts is a challenge for every artist and arts non-profit. Dreaming up a new model for arts philanthropy with the Non-Fungible Labs team that can have a lasting impact in both the digital and real realms has been one of the most exciting projects I’ve worked on, that has already had real impact,” says Alexandra Grant. “Our creative future is going to be lived between the real and the digital, and it’s our responsibility to include more people in that creative space.’
‘I am honored to be joining Non-Fungible Labs’ efforts in cooperation with Alexandra Grant for the extraordinary program and opportunity of the Futureverse Foundation, in support of artists and creators globally.’
Rahilla Zafar is currently producing an upcoming documentary showcasing the global cultural renaissance being created through NFTs and Web3 technology. She is also on the advisory board of Altered State Machine, Wave Financial, and Fourth Revolution Capital. She previously worked for ConsenSys helping identify partnerships with governments including Smart Dubai, the first city to have a blockchain mandate. Prior to that she worked for the International Organization for Migration (which is a United Nations agency) and the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan.
Rebecca Scott is of Ngati Kahungunu descent, a barrister and early Web3 investor. In addition to her legal practice, Rebecca has a long history of commitment to community and charitable causes in sciences, arts and in advancing access to justice. She was a founding Trustee of the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust in New Zealand.
X Games Medalist and social entrepreneur Brooke Howard-Smith is the co-founder of Non Fungible Labs, WeAreTENZING & Otterfish, an award winning TV producer/presenter and has raised over $12m for charities as the founder of many of New Zealand’s largest fundraisers including Rise Up Christchurch and Comedy for Cure Kids.
Alexandra Grant is a Los Angeles–based visual artist who examines language and written texts through painting, drawing, sculpture, video, and other media. She is the creator of the grantLOVE project, which has donated artwork to raise funds for arts-based non-profits, including Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA); Project Angel Food; Art of Elysium; 18th Street Arts Center, and LAXART. In 2017, Grant co-founded X Artists’ Books, a publishing house for artist-centered books.
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Keanu Reeves is an iconic actor, producer, writer, and director who has entertained audiences worldwide for more than three decades. Reeves has developed an eclectic film roster that includes blockbuster franchises such as The Matrix and John Wick, has starred in indie films like My Own Private Idaho, and made his directorial debut in 2013 with Man of Tai Chi. Reeves is also the co-founder of ARCH Motorcycle and creator of BRZRKR, his first comic book and graphic novel series that launched in March 2021.