WPA is DC's first W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) certified organization -- and the first to be certified between New York City and Miami as of February 2017.

This exemplifies our longstanding commitment to pay artists fairly and acknowledge their labor as having value in and of itself. W.A.G.E. has set fee guidelines (as a percentage of an organization's budget) and organizations that consistently pay fees at or above the minimum threshold are eligible for certification.