Refraction is a DAO of music, art, and culture enthusiasts.


Refraction is a diverse community who produce festivals and ongoing events, release NFT projects, and create written, visual, and audio content around art, culture, and music today. This year’s festival will happen across the globe, with the performances, installations and music sets being recorded to culminate in an extended festival in the Open Metaverse.

Season 02 Creative Grants

For Season 02 + 03,  Refraction DAO will launch a Creative Grants programme through an open call worldwide to the community. The grants will be awarded across 3 funding tiers, totalling up to 100k $USDC, and will be divided between event and commission submissions. All grants will be awarded with a requirement for production, which will support, represent and live alongside the previous projects collected, performed and facilitated by the DAO.

The Creative Grants programme allows us to decentralize our operations and collection, encouraging members and future members to realize projects around the world with direct financial support. The programme is composed of 3 tiers, allocated across events and community programming, and commissions for the Refraction collection and editorial platform.


Refraction Festival  x The Lot Radio

We're celebrating the start of summer with a takeover of Brooklyn musical mainstay The Lot Radio. Join us Thursday, June 23 @4pm for a vibey afternoon  with some of our favourite New York DJs.


November 28, 2022

The Refraction Local Guide to Miami

Leading up to our 3-day festival during Miami Art Week, we’ve asked some of the local talent on our lineup to share what they love about their city, how it’s changing, and some of their go-to spots.

Carly Eiseman


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Refraction 02

from Mar — Apr 2022

& into the Metaverse

lineup announcement feb 15

Discover the Refraction Playlist

Discover the Refraction Playlist

Discover the Refraction Playlist

Discover the Refraction Playlist

Discover the Refraction Playlist

Discover the Refraction Playlist

Discover the Refraction Playlist

Discover the Refraction Playlist

Discover the Refraction Playlist

Discover the Refraction Playlist

Discover the Refraction Playlist

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Upcoming Refraction Events



(Montreal x Global)

Public Records


Rainbow Disco Club


Standard Time



(São Paulo)



Space 289


Nyege Nyege






Safe Sound






The team

We are a broad network of artists, activists, visionaries, and industry leaders who embrace the common beliefs articulated in our membership principles. 


Ana Caballero
Andy Rolfes
Anna Lucia
Becka Saville
Cibelle Cavalli Bastos
Claire Silver
Dina Chang
Ellie Pritts
Gabrielle Mic
Genki Nishida
Ikaro Cavalcante
Kazuhiro Aihara
Linda Dounia
Lorna Mills
Malcolm Levy
Manami Sakamoto
Mathew Jonson
Nate Boyce
Nathaniel Stern
Nicolas Sassoon
Pacific Rhythm
Panther Modern
Phillip D Stearns
Portrait XO
Random Pattern
Rick Silva
Robert Gallardo
Sarah Moosvi
Sasha Stiles
Scott Killdall
Skye Nicolas
Suren Seneviratne
Teen Daze
Tim Saccenti
Yoshi Sodeoka


Anbar El Mokri
Andrew Ryce
Carly Eiseman
Chris Dammeyer
Devaughn Dix
Dina Chang
Doug Witte
Elisabeth Sweet
Graham Bertie
Greg Liburd
Heiko Hoffmann
Henry Ivry
Izzy Ocampo
Jonny Ostrem
Kaitlyn Davies
Linus Booth
Liv Diamond
Malcolm Levy
Michael Delle Donne
Michail Stangl
Pauline Le Mell
Poppy Sowage
Raf Katigbak
Samm Z Cooper
Sharon Shum
Tanis Smither
Tara Dilloughery

Frequently Asked Questions

We are a decentralized global creative community of artists, curators, technicians, and fans focused on moving the culture forward through collectively reimagining live experiences in the physical world and in the open metaverse. Our cornerstone is Refraction Festival, a fully on-chain IRL<->URL project featuring musical performances and art installations in over ten cities across five continents.

Is it mandatory to join Discord to become a DAO member?

Currently, the best way to stay up to date on Refraction is through our Discord. But platform fatigue is real and we want to be accessible to everyone. If you would rather stay off our server, send us a DM on Twitter or an email, and we’ll work with you to find the best way for you to stay in the loop!

Do I have to be a member of the DAO to purchase the Refraction Winter Season 0 NFT?

No! Anyone is eligible to mint. Of course, if you would like to join RefractionDAO, head over to the ✍️|apply-to-join channel in our Discord server and fill out the application form!

How do our Seasons work?

“Seasons” are how we separate our year! We follow the Earth’s seasons — The Winter and Summer solstice, and the Spring and Autumn equinox. “Season 0” is our Winter season (or summer in the South), and it will end with the closing of the Season 0 NFT mint. Our Season 0 NFT drop marks the kickoff of Refraction as a DAO. At the end of every season, we host a DAO-wide Snapshot where DAO members vote on proposals for how we’ll proceed for the next season.

Will I receive all seven of the Founding Artists' artworks if I mint the Refraction Season 0 NFT?

Yes! After collecting the NFT, you will be able to also collect all seven works by Claire Silver, Setta Studio, Yoshi Sodeoka, Ellie Pritts, Linda Dounia, p1xelfool, and Cibelle Cavalli Bastos for free. Please join the Discord and fill out the contact form following a successful mint for further instructions.

How do I collect the NFT?

Until April 4th at midnight EST, you can go to to collect the NFT. Each artist in the NFT has created an artwork unique to Refraction. Our NFT mint is optimized for a desktop browser. If you are minting on a mobile device, navigate to the Metamask app and search for the website via its browser. To find it tap the accordion menu at the top left in the Metamask app, navigate to ‘Browser’ and search the minting site from there. After collecting, we will be airdropping the individual works to those who successfully minted a Season 0 NFT on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022! Keep an eye on your wallets.

So what’s the price?

The Season 0 NFT is priced at .202 ETH (plus gas). After the NFT is collected, we will be airdropping you each of the seven works for free — no gas fees!

What am I getting from the Season 0 NFT?


Seven works from some of the NFT community’s top-tier digital artists (see above).


Guest list to ALL IRL & Metaverse events for Refraction until March 20th, 2023 — this means that any time we hold an IRL event (these happen all over the globe, so pay attention to our social media for something happening in a city near you) or a set is streamed into the Metaverse, your NFT guarantees you access.


Access to future Greenlist opportunities for NFT drops and special features in our soon-to-be-released platform!


This will be the mainframe host for our artwork, collection, special NFT drops from the community, and includes Refraction Radio (with DJ sets, shows and programming exclusive to DAO members and NFT holders),  a podcast (in the works!), and a full online editorial publication written by members of our community and beyond focusing on artists and topics related to the DAO.


An exclusive experience in the Metaverse — during our two-day flagship URL festival (dates and deets to come)!


Access to a special section on our Discord server exclusively for NFT holders — in this server, you’ll get advance news on all of the events and happenings in the Refraction community.


Access to exclusive physical and digital merchandise — we’re working on some incredible things with our global community of artists.

What if I want to sell the Season 0 NFT or the other works on the secondary market?

After the seven works have been airdropped to you, they will exist as individual NFTs that can be resold, separate from one another and separate from the Season 0 NFT itself. If you sell any of the individual artworks but choose to retain the Season 0 NFT, you will retain all perks and access granted to holders until March 20th, 2023. However, if you choose to sell the Season 0 NFT at any point, you will lose your perks and access and transfer these to the secondary buyer.

How long will the Season 0 mint stay open?

Our mint will close on April 4th, 2022 at midnight PST! You can mint at any time of day up until then.

I’m unable to mint from Refraction’s website, help!

If you’ve had trouble minting Refraction’s Season 0 NFT directly from our website, you can mint just as easily on Etherscan! Steps outlined in this document.

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