Auction Info for Artists

Scripts:

Fundraiser Caption

Head over to @metalsmithsforchange on Nov 6 and Nov 20. Artists of various mediums have joined together to show our support for the trans and non-binary community by creating pieces that honor each individual whose lives have been stolen as a result of hate and violence.

These pieces will be auctioned off @metalsmithsforchange in two rounds of 24-hour auctions starting at 10am PT  (1pm ET) on Nov 6 and Nov 20.

Proceeds benefit National Black Justice Coalition @nbjconthemove, whose mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma. Their policy agenda highlights the importance of intersectional advocacy, and the NBJC is dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. Their work involves community engagement, outreach, research, education, advocacy, and policy change. Check out nbjc.org to learn more or to donate today.

Correct Bids:
Thank you for your bid! However, please comment your bid in the 🔥PLACE BIDS HERE🔥  comment, and tag who you outbid by clicking "reply" under the highest bidder.
Reminder:
Thank you for your bids so far! This auction ends at 10am PT.✨ 

Announce a Winner:

 

Congratulations, you won! 🎉To pay, click the link in the @metalsmithsforchange bio. The price will reflect your winning bid amount and be made available for you to purchase at 10:30am PT. Once you've paid, DM me your shipping address. Thank you!



If you have questions, please ask within your group chat on Discord.

Click here to see a previous auction for an example.


WHAT AM I EXPECTED TO DO?

  • The purpose of Metalsmiths for Change fundraisers are to raise funds AND awareness. Be sure you post about the fundraiser to your Instagram feed before auctions begin. I rely on everyone to do their own advocacy work outside of what I have written here if possible. Use this as as guide for the auctions, but you can share about your advocacy work with this fundraiser to your newsletter subscribers, book club, or Tik Tok for example. No effort is too small.
  • When auctions begin at 10am PT, you’ll comment a starting bid of $10 under the 🔥PLACE BIDS HERE🔥 comment.
  • Throughout the 24-hrs, comment a “reminder” at least once. One before the first auction day ends, and another anytime the next morning is ideal. (I’ll also be reminding the group.)
  • If anyone bids outside of the bid comment, let them know by commenting a “correct bids” comment. (I go through and remove bids that have been already corrected occasionally to avoid confusion.)
  • When auctions end, tag the winner in an “announce the winner” comment.
  • Confirm their payment by visiting your listed item online. When purchased, it is automatically marked as "unavailable".
  • If you indicated a shipping fee, send an invoice for shipping. This is coordinated between you and the buyer. I suggest invoicing through PayPal.
  • Ship your piece in a reasonable time frame, and send the winner shipping details.
  • Be awesome and continue being the light we need.


If you need to respond to questions or compliments on your work, try to make sure those responses are not in the bidding comment so that bids stay clear for me and other bidders.