Why Guilded

  1. We empower freelance artists. Through guaranteed payments and contract and invoicing support, we handle administration so you can focus on your work.
  2. We serve freelancer needs by offering health care and tax preparation benefits.
  3. Ownership, community, and collective action. We offer a pathway to ownership in Guilded’s cooperative structure.
  4. We’re rooted in movements for racial and economic justice.
  5. Our staff is made up of artists and activists. 
Our Services
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Health Care Access

Health Care Access

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.

Tax Preparation

Tax Preparation

We can assist in developing healthy, proper records that help you move toward long term financial goals like obtaining loans or lines of credit. 

Contract and Invoicing Support

Contract and Invoicing Support

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.

Key metrics

Fall 2022First co-op member election (planned)
$81,876Total dollar amount processed in freelancer contracts to date
+120Expected number of users by end of year

We support artists as workers

Guilded is a worker-owned freelancer cooperative with a focus on artists and creatives.

Meet the Team
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Co-ops for freelancers? Guilded challenges the idea of “starving artists”

Co-ops for freelancers? Guilded challenges the idea of “starving artists”

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.

Our partners and funders

Join our community of support!

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
Center for Cultural Innovation
Henry Luce Foundation
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation