When we learn about civilizations that have come and gone, maybe we learn about their agricultural practices, their economies, and even their streets and plumbing systems. Yet what endures most and captures the hearts of those alive today are the crafts and the paintings, the poetry and the architecture.
Guilded is a cooperative committed to empowering freelance workers. We’re incubated and informed by the work of the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives. Guilded provides contract management, invoicing, guaranteed payments, tax preparation, and health care – so you can focus on what you do best.
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- We empower freelance artists. Through guaranteed payments and contract and invoicing support, we handle administration so you can focus on your work.
- We serve freelancer needs by offering health care and tax preparation benefits.
- Ownership, community, and collective action. We offer a pathway to ownership in Guilded’s cooperative structure.
- We’re rooted in movements for racial and economic justice.
- Our staff is made up of artists and activists.
At Guilded, we believe that our collective well-being begins with access, options, and flexibility. Whether you’re a new user or a long-time member, Guilded can source or supplement your healthcare needs.
From start to finish, Guilded will help you prepare, negotiate, and execute client contracts to ensure defined, fair terms. Our contracts value equity and freelancer rights.
We can assist in developing healthy, proper records that help you move toward long term financial goals like obtaining loans or lines of credit.
We support artists as workers
Guilded is a worker-owned freelancer cooperative with a focus on artists and creatives.Meet the Team
Meet our freelancers
Daniel Park is a queer, bi-racial, theatre and performance artist, movement facilitator, and organizer for racial and labor justice in the cultural sector. Through all of the above, his work brings people together to understand and experiment with their individual and mutual roles in bringing about the liberation of all people.
Camila Tapia-Guilliams (they/them) is a mixed media artist, educator, and community organizer, weaving together narratives of identity, community care, cooperation, and solidarity in their art. Their work has been featured in numerous DC-MD-VA galleries, on the cover of the Washington Socialist and in After the Storm Magazine.
As part of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperative’s 2022 Worker Co-op Conference, Guilded and Art.Coop are co-organizing a full-day track.
Our partners and funders
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Guilded is grateful to receive support from the Center for Cultural Innovation/AmbitioUS, William Penn Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, and generous individual donors.
We also receive support from The Chrysalis Project, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and hosted by Fractured Atlas, a discovery and planning initiative to radically reimagine artist support systems and ensure artists have the resources they need to thrive, both in and out of their practice.Support us