There are multiple ways an artist can participate in the Cryptodate platform.
An artist is commissioned to create art for a token id or set of token ids. For example, an artist could make art for a holiday or for an entire year of dates. The artist is paid a fee for this art and the art is associated with unminted dates. The collection is added to the Cryptodate website and promoted by the team. The artist is paid in CDT tokens. Users then mint these dates directly from the Cryptodate dApp and smart contract.
An artist mints a date or set of dates to his/her own address. Then, working with the Cryptodate team, the art for those dates is updated with the artist’s work. The collection is added to the Cryptodate website and promoted by the team. In this case, the artist can sell the art at whatever price he/she determines on a secondary market.
If an artist is interested in either of these models, they can make a proposal which will be voted on via governance. Please contact the Cryptodate team via Discord, Twitter or email to discuss.