Apr 25th 2020
BID was a 24-hour online auction launched on Friday 1st May 2020 via Jumblebee
This auction raised funds for the of the Emergency Art Workers Support Fund (EAWSF), following a successful first round which was generously supported by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, Inches Carr Trust, Creative Edinburgh and Art North. EAWSF is a temporary relief fund that supports Creative Practitioners who have been impacted by COVID-19. It takes less than a week from the deadline for the funds to be transferred into the successful recipient’s bank account and as a result we have already helped 30 Creative Practitioners. ALL proceeds from the auction will be distributed through the EAWSF and the consequent support initiatives.
Sarah Calmus, VAS President said of B!D:
“We are extremely grateful for donations of unbelievable work to this auction from an incredible selection of artists such as Callum Innes, David Shrigley, Martin Boyce, Ross Sinclair, Christine Boreland, Kenny Hunter, Kristina Chan, Claire Barclay and Barry McGlashan. We feel BID and the EAWSF are real acts of creative solidarity and positivity at time where we clearly need to connect as a community more than ever. Artists supporting artists is alive and well. We hope it inspires people to support this cause so that we might help many more creatives and art workers facing difficult financial circumstances in these unprecedented times.”
B!D participating artists:
Dan Wilson (Withered Hand)
John Beagles (and Ramsey)
B!D raised over £20,000 to go to towards the next round of EAWSF.
With huge thanks to our supporters, donators, donating artists, our bidders, John Ayscough and all of our Council members who worked long hours to make this happen!
Image features clockwise: Callum Innes, Andrew Mackenzie, Claire Barclay. David Shrigley