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? 24
Help us build a coalition by adding your name to this list
3Arts, ArtBridge, Handwerker Gallery, Locust Projects, Southern Exposure, and The Lab are now W.A.G.E. Certified, making a total of 24 W.A.G.E. Certified organizations across the US—in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Ithaca, Los Angeles, Marylhurst, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Providence, Saint Paul, San Francisco, and Seattle.
**Please note new quarterly deadlines for applying to be W.A.G.E. Certified: March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. Instructions on how to apply are here.
We demand payment for making the world more interesting