Guiding Guidelines

This is a workspace for the development of the guidelines for the “Always Becoming Festival” via Plato.

The GOAL:

  • Guidelines will be displayed in a box when creating a dream and mentioned in a “How to post” on the platform
  • The “Dream” is to have guidelines as a choosable set in PLATO. Form the options/models provided the applying guidelines can be chosen for each project.
  • Let’s collect together

There are many different aspects to address. I post bullet points on the issues we have to discuss, decide on ad articulate below as replies to this post.

Each reply is one category of guidelines to develop and all of them are wikis.
You can either press the response button on each of those or quote to give your opinion or directly edit the post to write the guidelines in question.

These are the different categories linked to the reply/card about them:

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What to address in the guidelines: Onboarding

  • How to onboard people
  • How to vet people (we are giving them free money after all)
  • What needs to be in a “How to Guide”
  • How to explain the system

What to address in the guidelines: General

  • Don’t be an asshat: e.g. Don’t do anything that forces us to make more rules in the future.
  • What language is the dreams platform in?
    • Simple english. Dreamers can request translation help on discourse.

What to address in the guidelines: Ownership

  • Things that are proposed to become a permanent part of Frihamnstorget has to be vetted by the existing projects at Frihamnstorget.
    • How do we make decisions on new projects?
    • Who owns the projects after?
  • Guideline on how to "onboard new projects permanent members/crews? What does “ownership” mean to us? Things that are proposed to become a permanent part of Frihamnstorget has to be vetted by the existing projects at Frihamnstorget.
    • How do we make decisions on new projects?
    • “Soft Veto” rights of existing projects? (find another way to say this)

proposal:

  • To become a permanent member you have to commit to tending to your project.
  • There is a difference between projects and infrastructure
  • timeline: 1-3 month review period
  • contract is going to be set up for more permant projects.

Vetting:

  • Mega Dreamers: Sorting through positive reinforcement. Instead of veto

  • Every 3 month review period for each project on the squsre. Iit is not "alive it get removed.

  • We hold on to a veto right for projects that violate law or the safety and spirit of the event in question.

  • Blivande does not own the projects The person who built it owns it. (Side note: Insurance)

What to address in the guidelines: Funding

  • What are dreamers allowed to seek money for? Restricted items etc. (provide models)
    • Do we fund salaries? Examples:
      4. 20% of your requested budget can be allocated to salaries. (20% of the budget you request from the dreams platform)
      5. 5000 SEK max. For salary for one person during a specified time.
      6. No salaries. All work is pro bono. Salaries can still be funded from outside project funding.
      7. No limits on budgeting for salaries.
    • These guidelines have to be very simple.
  • What are the requiremtents for a project to qualify?
  • HOw would realocation work?

What do you need to qualify for funding?

  • It is your responsibility to chek if you need safty permits.
  • Be prepared to argue how you have done your due diligence to safty check your proposal.
  • The project has to be mainly localised a t frihamnstorget.
  • The result of a dream has to be accesible furing the festival.

Arguments for and against salaries:

  • -We never needed it before to create art festivals.
    • The festival is supposed to make money. if there are foodtrucks, should the artists also make money. Art should not be it’s own reward.

Can projects make money?

  • Yes

Arguments for and against salleries:

  • it is different from borderland, we are in a funktioning community.
  • Where you put your money is where you put your intention and value.
  • Allowing salaries allows us to strengthen art
  • Allows us to explore the circular empowering economy in Blivande
  • This whole thing is in order to keep boivande and frihamnstoget allive, better if the money goes there?
  • Salaries would add a layer of complexity to dreams. what is the difference to different
  • when you take salleries you are more obligated to fulfill.
  • salaries build different expectations

Decision:

  • NO Salleries

What to address in the guidelines: Money

  • Can dreamers be paid up front? In negotiation with the community.
    • Allow all payments upfront.
    • Allow no payments upfront
    • Allow some payments upfront (how to choose? Committee? contract needed?)
    • Everyone that gets paid will submit an invoice to Blivande. >> find some company or service to invoice through. VAT included in budgets.
    • Does each invoice need to include all receipts so we know the dreamer have followed their budget?

Proposals:

  • Prefunding?
    • Granting will start mid july or later.
    • Prefunding comes as a percentage out early sells and is allocated by the Mega dreamers.
    • Receits? You should collect the recites of you material.

What to address in the guidelines: The crew

  • Have a working plan and team for constructing the project.
    • What are the requirements?
    • Describe your crew!
    • (Should you be able to search for crew members?) (will be discussed in a different place)
  • Have a contingency plan for your project after the project.
    • What are the requirements?

What to address in the guidelines: Material

  • “Unnecessary Material”
    • What do we already have?
    • What is reasonable?
    • Inlcude link to borderland guidelines
    • Are there material that do not go? Restricted items?

Proposal:
: restricted item: For higend material that you want to buy and keep: Draw from borderland. (scrap the food and transport restrition)

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What to address in the guidelines: Feedback

  • How to comment and give feedback on dreams? ((box-ticking?) Make your own first comment specifying for which type of feedback you are looking) (put that into the description)

    • By putting a dream on the platform you agree to receive feedback on it.
    • Dreamers decide themselves what feedback they seek, they define this in their first comment.
  • Mention the existence and role of dream guides. @jakobskote, how do we get enough dream guides.

    • In your first comment: What type of feedback are you looking for? What crewmembers are you looking for? What other contributions are you looking for?

@bobspeakman The suggestion was to work further on this here. But if you want to keep the meeting time down we can also work in this post instead. All of the posts and replies here are made wikis, so we can work directly in them.

Agenda for Meeting on the 15th of June:

Adress:

  • Ownership

    • Longterm projects onboarding
    • Review period
  • Funding:
    * Salleries?

    • Quick UX survey: how would you call the funding you already invested?
  • Compare to borderland rules:

  • Decide what in what out, start with restricted materials.

  • For next time: Each think about what would be the 3 most important guidelines to join Frihamnstorget in your opinion.

  • Plan next meeting

Here is a relavent example from borderland provided by @jakobskote:

§ 4 Unnecessary material

  • Only budget for stuff you really need to realise your dream. This is no magic money tree, the idea is that the dream grant system is there to help you realise what you wish to gift to the community.
  • Make it obviously clear in the description of your project why you need the items you budget for. Is your dream a pillow fort? Don’t budget for massive lasers.
  • We’re a community of artists and makers, and a lot of things can be sourced among us. If your dream need budget for prefabricating large wooden components for a hefty sum at a factory, this could most certainly be sorted within the community. Ask the NERDS if you’re unsure!
  • Please only budget for edible things if it’s a crucial part of your dream and you cannot afford to do it without funding. In general, we want to fund edibles because we believe everything can be art, but it’s not feasible if every damn chill space budgets for fruits and cakes and what not.

Is your dream a wooden sculpture of your own face? (awesome, do this!) Then don’t budget for cake to give out when you open it (instead gift cake bought with your own money.)

Bad examples: Expensive party tent for a one time workshop (find another space to host the workshop). A new miter saw for a small wooden sculpture (just borrow one from someone else). A chillout space budgetting for fruit as a nice to have.
Good example: An intergalactic pillow fort that budgets for pillows And for massive lasers to fight off evil space goats. The Tarot Pizza Oven - Read your future in a delicious pizza. Workshop on exploring the diverse food cultures of our community. See live wolves eat a whole cow!

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UX survey:

  • external funding: two votes, and have a little explanation text.
  • Previous investment

§ 2 Restricted items - stuff we do not currently fund without exception.

  • Alcohol
  • Illegal stuff
  • Fireworks
  • Drones
  • No Festival Tickets
  • Remuneration and hired labour (put a cap on it, only for specialised skills connected to safety and legal issues, see salaries)
  • Personal Transport (discussion point)

Don’t budget for these items, you will not get reimbursed.

§ 3 Transport

We fund transport up to 20% of the dream budget. However we do make exceptions in certain cases. Contact a Dream Guide if you think you might need exemption from this rule.

§ 4 Unnecessary material

  • Only budget for stuff you really need to realise your dream. This is no magic money tree, the idea is that the dream grant system is there to help you realise what you wish to gift to the community.
  • Make it obviously clear in the description of your project why you need the items you budget for. Is your dream a pillow fort? Don’t budget for massive lasers.
  • We’re a community of artists and makers, and a lot of things can be sourced among us. If your dream need budget for prefabricating large wooden components for a hefty sum at a factory, this could most certainly be sorted within the community. Ask the NERDS if you’re unsure!
  • Please only budget for edible things if it’s a crucial part of your dream and you cannot afford to do it without funding. In general, we want to fund edibles because we believe everything can be art, but it’s not feasible if every damn chill space budgets for fruits and cakes and what not.

Is your dream a wooden sculpture of your own face? (awesome, do this!) Then don’t budget for cake to give out when you open it (instead gift cake bought with your own money.)

Bad examples: Expensive party tent for a one time workshop (find another space to host the workshop). A new miter saw for a small wooden sculpture (just borrow one from someone else). A chillout space budgetting for fruit as a nice to have.
Good example: An intergalactic pillow fort that budgets for pillows And for massive lasers to fight off evil space goats. The Tarot Pizza Oven - Read your future in a delicious pizza. Workshop on exploring the diverse food cultures of our community. See live wolves eat a whole cow!

If you find unnecessary materials startle ** Unnecessary Materials Monster!* *

  • Prefunding
  • Onboarding at work is play
  • “little bit formal meeting” With a list of different questions “soft and chill but also gives the opportunity to present yourself the best way” >> shedule during work is play
  • If it is permant we can say “no” > Veto by Mega dreamers. >>
  • Do we need a deadline for permant dreams before the granting starts.
  • FOR PREFUNDING: the megadreamers meet and atribute the votes together -> soft veto in the megadreamer group as a curtesy to each other. >>> use the early bird projects.

Review period?

  • every 3 month check in, if you are not caring for your project anymore, it has to get removed. “Defend why you should stay”. We “take a heartbeat”

@Thedodod
@bobspeakman
@NinaLindberg
@Simon

Added for easy findability

Here is the doodle:

I have meetings in the morning time, so I suggested afternoon times for now

Notes: Have the space as a hangout space throughout the night.
Does dancefloor in the container help?

Theos main guideline:
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Frida:
Those who join frihamnstorget like to meet and build and create together in real world rather than digital world and be social.

Simon:
This community is “yes community”. If you have an idea, you should do it! (Frihamnstorget General)
(“Defold yes” If no one stops you, go on, but if someone steps forward you have the responsibility to have a dialogue.)

Level of government:
What is Frihamnstorget?
If someone wants to bring a art car and wants to drive it aounrd even so it is theoretical illegal, should it be allowed?

We have to review “potentially illegal issues one by one.”

“noting extremely illegal”

Public guidelines have to state that you can do nothing illegal. We just have to be careful about some communications.