Answers

01. What is rare digital art?

Digital art is any creation that can be converted to a computer file.  Images, sound, videos and code are all included.

The R.A.R.E. Network makes digital art permanent and scarce.  Digital art is uploaded to the IPFS (InterPlanetary File System); the IPFS hash is embedded within an Ethereum smart contract; and the smart contract mints cryptographic Art Tokens, which each represent ownership of 1 print of the rare digital art.

02. What does it mean to own an Art Token by R.A.R.E?

One or many Art Tokens are issued for every work released on the R.A.R.E. Network. The number of Art Tokens issued is the artist's decision.

Art Tokens are like a numbered print of the artist's work.  One can verify the total supply and the owners by examining the Ethereum blockchain.  Artists may choose to offer experiences or privileges to collectors of their Art Tokens.

03. I'm an artist.  How can I begin selling my digital art files?

Artists can issue R.A.R.E. Art Tokens for their digital art files with any R.A.R.E. Gallery.  Rare Art Labs is building the first R.A.R.E. Gallery and will provide early access and elevated support to R.A.R.E. Preferred Artists. Apply here to become a R.A.R.E. Preferred Artist.

04. I own a digital art file that was publicly released in a different capacity.  Can I sell it on R.A.R.E?

Certainly, as long as you own the digital art file.

If you try to sell the same digital art file on R.A.R.E. twice, you put yourself at risk of devaluing your work.

05. What are the benefits of R.A.R.E. Preferred Artist status?  How can I apply?

Rare Art Labs is soliciting applications from artists.  We are building the first R.A.R.E. Gallery and will provide early access and elevated support to R.A.R.E. Preferred Artists.  Apply here to become a R.A.R.E. Preferred Artist.

06. I'd like to build one of the first galleries for R.A.R.E. Art.  How can I do this?

Rare Art Labs is in the early development of gallery software.  If you're willing to collaborate and give feedback to our product team, please email us at TheLab@rareart.io.

07. Who and where is Rare Art Labs?

Rare Art Labs is a team of creatives and technologists based in Richmond, Virginia.  Check out our full team here.

Do you support our mission to increase the total artistic output of mankind?  Send us your CV and a brief intro: careers@rareart.io

08. Can I hold R.A.R.E. Art Tokens in my Metamask or MEW wallets?

Yes!  R.A.R.E. Art Tokens are ERC-20 extended.
Both types of tokens can be stored, sent, and traded in popular Ethereum wallets such as Metamask and MEW (My Ether Wallet).