Fires are still burning across Australia, and the bushfire season is only at the beginning. Importantly, these funds are directed toward fire services who are primarily staffed by volunteers, and who will aid with ongoing issues, as well as towards groups that are helping to rebuild the damage done.
All you need is a Twitter account. Bid on items you are interested in by replying to the item tweet. Keep track of them in case you are outbid. Anyone can bid on an item, and all creatives are invited to join in if they have an item they’d like to auction.
Of course you can! Perhaps you are an art-lover or collector with something rare to donate, maybe you’d like to bid/ or auction on behalf for someone who might not be active on Twitter – if you have an audience and something to auction, please lend us your support!
Individual creators are very much free to specify (or not) which organisations they’d like to receive the donations.
If you’re uncertain, please check out or direct the artist to the ‘How to Donate’ page for their preference.
Tips for Bidders:
Tip 1: Bookmark the tweets you place bids on so you can easily check in to see if you’ve been outbid.
Tip 2: Alternatively, jot down the username of the accounts you’ve placed bids on or intend to. To look them up, type our hashtag (#ArtistsForFireRelief) + from:USERNAME into the Twitter search bar.
The obvious and easy answer is – your artworks, the more personalised and limited the better!
Of course, that’s not all. You could create a piece of art specifically in support of the Australian Bushfire Crisis, a personalised commission or perhaps offer insight into your artistic process. An hour of your time to offer constructive critique, technical guidance or career support are all helpful . Whatever it is you can do, can become something great to offer to your audience.
The writers in #authorsforfireys and #gamedevsforfireys had some great ideas – everything from chats over coffee or online, the chance to be a character in an upcoming novel or game, through to a hosted DnD session.
Put up a tweet with the hashtag #ArtistsForFireRelief and explain what you’re offering. Link people here for more details.
Then, on 31st Jan, check to see who has the highest bid at 11am AEST, and work with the winner to confirm their donation and get them their reward.
All are welcome! The best thing you can do though is signal boost – check the #ArtistsForFireRelief hashtag and retweet posts from there.
Shoulder tap your favourite artists/ media to let them know about the initiative. Please help us spread the word!
Gosh no. Folks in Australia, the brave Firefighters and Wildlife suffering need all the help they can get!