Does the WAA request members to write recommendation letters for applicants?

No, the WAA does not request and pay our members to write recommendation letters for applicants. Therefore, it depends on the relationship between our members and the applicants. (If there are any fees, it should be at the applicant’s own expense.)

By the way, as a rule, each current Professional Artist (Gold) level member undergoes an annual qualification evaluation each year. So, the letters of recommendation from former WAA members are not acceptable.

Thus, it is up to the member to decide whether to write a letter of recommendation or not, whether to charge a fee or for free…