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an outlet through which a network of change can be established.
Both Artists Take Action and Still We Rise were created in response
to President Donald Trump and his administration’s policies as a way to
combat what the founders saw as injustices and theirdesire to do more.
Through the donations of artists and designers, they host Instagram
auctions typically once a month, raising awareness and funds for
specific social causes, such as the ACLU and Meals on Wheels.
The way Instagram auctions work is simple:
• Follow the organization’s Instagram account
(@artiststakeaction and @_stillwerise).
• An auction is announced along with the FAQ and rules.
• A product or piece of art is posted with a starting bid.
• Throughout the length of the auction, bids are placed in the
comments section of the post. To bid, comment with an amount
higher than the current highest bidder.
For each organization, the ways in which the highest bidder pays
for the item is different, although for both Still We Rise and Artists Take
Action, the winning bidder is asked to make a direct donation in the
amount bid to the intended organization.
How You Can Get Involved: Of course, bidding is always a great
way to participate. “I’ve bid on pieces auctioned on both Still We
Rise and Artists Take Action,” says Kadie Yale, editor-in-chief of
interiors+sources. “I feel confident with the way both organizations
are handled. And while I’d love to be the winner, I’m always overjoyed
when I’m outbid. No one ‘loses’ when more funds are going to support
organizations I want to help.”
If you have more time on your hands or would like to participate
in a greater way, look into donating your own artwork or products
to the cause by checking out the community guidelines. For more
information on Instagram auctions and how you can get involved, visit
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