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What is the Foundation Collection?

Before we launched Collections which allows for creators to deploy their own smart contracts every artist on Foundation minted NFTs to a shared smart contract. The shared contract is also known as the Foundation Collection, and now houses NFTs from artists all over the world. All works minted to the contract will be kept there, and can be viewed on Etherscan.

If you're looking for information on how to create a collection, hop over here instead.

 

Why is minting access to the Foundation Collection closed?

Creators can now deploy their own smart contracts to Collections on Foundation. We believe that artists should own their smart contracts and mint NFTs directly to them, instead of minting works to a platform’s shared contract.

 

When was the last day to mint NFTs to the Foundation Collection?

January 28, 2022

 

How can I create a collection on Foundation?

On Foundation, collections are smart contracts. You can think of collections as folders that give you creative control over how you want to organize all of your NFTs on the blockchain. Your collections give you full ownership to your NFT(s).

 

Once you’re an approved creator, you will have access to deploy a smart contract and create as many collections as you’d like to on Foundation.

 

How can I mint an NFT?

To mint an NFT, creators first need to deploy their own smart contract using the collection feature.

 

What are the advantages of owning a smart contract instead of minting NFTs to a shared contract?

As Foundation evolves, we are building web3 experiences that put artists first. Deploying your own smart contract ensures you maintain all ownership and provenance of your work in the future not a platform.

 

Can I create a collection to mint my 1/1 NFTs?

Yes. You can create as many collections as you’d like to based on how you want to group your works together 1 NFT per collection is fine!

 

To get you started, here’s a few collection ideas: a self-titled show, a singular knockout meme, a photo album, a yearly time capsule, or a map of the places you’ve created work.

 

Can I move NFTs from the Foundation Collection to a new collection?

Works originally minted to the Foundation Collection can not be added to new collections. With collections, only works that were minted directly to each smart contract can be included in the grouping.

 

Where will the NFTs I minted to the Foundation Collection appear on my profile?

Your NFTs will continue to appear on your profile under the “Created” tab. We are currently working to release an update to profile pages on Foundation.

 

 

Can I still list NFTs for auction that were minted to the Foundation Collection?

Yes.

 

Will I still receive royalties for NFTs minted to the Foundation Shared Contract?

Yes, with an exception being for OpenSea at this current time. Read more here.

 

What will happen to the NFTs in the Foundation Collection?

Nothing will change. We have only closed access for new works to be minted into the Foundation Collection. All works minted to the contract will be kept there and can be viewed on Etherscan.

 

Are there additional gas fees for using Collections on Foundation?

A one time gas fee will need to be paid in order to deploy your smart contract and add it to the Ethereum blockchain.

 

Does Foundation support contracts created with Manifold?

We're working on this!

 

What is the difference between “the Foundation Collection” and “Collections”?

The Foundation Collection is our shared contract. Before we launched Collections, every artist on Foundation minted NFTs to this shared smart contract. All works minted to the contract will be kept there and can be viewed on Etherscan.

 

Collections are smart contracts that artists deploy themselves — artists are empowered to create their own smart contracts and mint NFTs directly to them, instead of minting works to our platform’s shared contract. Your work is fully and entirely yours.

 

When will it be possible to add outside smart contracts to Foundation?

We're working on this!

 

Will previously minted NFTs still be under the Foundation Collection?

Yes. Previously minted NFTs will always be a part of the Foundation Collection.

 

Will future 1/1s be on our own contract, or do we have to create Collections ?

We recommend you create a smart contract to house all of your future 1/1s.

 
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