What is W.A.G.E.? Working Artists and the Greater Economy
is a New York-based activist organization focused on regulating the payment of artist fees by nonprofit art institutions and establishing a sustainable labor relation between artists and the institutions that contract them.
Why? Read our wo/manifesto
What is W.A.G.E. Certification? W.A.G.E. Certification
is a voluntary program initiated and operated by W.A.G.E. that publicly recognizes nonprofit arts organizations demonstrating a history of, and commitment to, voluntarily paying artist fees that meet a minimum payment standard.
How many are Certified? 27
Help us build a coalition by adding your name to this list
Three more W.A.G.E. Certified in New York City
Blank Forms, Recess, and Swiss Institute are now W.A.G.E. Certified - making 27 across the U.S., in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Ithaca, Los Angeles, Marylhurst, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Providence, Saint Paul, San Francisco, and Seattle. In these cities you will find nonprofit organizations that have chosen to pay the artists they work with according to minimum standards of compensation.
The next deadline for application is Wednesday June 1. Guidelines and instructions on how to apply can be found here.
Artists: encourage your local institutions to sign on!
We demand payment for making the world more interesting