Fair Share For Artists

There is no art world without artists. Protect artist's rights.

The Artist’s Resale Right will continue to benefit artists and estates post-Brexit

The Artist’s Resale Right is a royalty that provides fair and essential income for artists and artists’ estates when their work is resold through a gallerist, art dealer or auction house.

73% of artist's livelihoods have been affected by COVID 19.

DACS membership survey,  September 2020

Royalties are vital

Royalties allow you to invest in your work and create more

Pogus Caesar

Photograph of Pogus Caesar taken for DACS © Chris Waggot.

In artists' own words

  • Photograph of Susan Stockwell taken for DACS © Chris Waggot.

    Susan Stockwell
    “It’s about respect, recognition and acknowledgement”

  • Mark Wallinger
    “It’s a proper and just thing that artists recoup something from the resale of their work”

  • Portrait of Cathy de Monchaux taken for DACS © Anne Purkiss.

    Cathy de Monchaux
    “It’s a very good way of archiving and knowing where one’s work is”

Facts & Figures

Artist’s Resale Right royalties enable artists to keep making work, and feed the UK’s booming creative economy.

  • £94m

    Since the resale right became law in 2006, DACS has paid out £94 million in Artist’s Resale Right royalties to artists.

  • £5k

    Visual artists earn on average only £5,000 a year. Pay artists royalties to keep them making art.

  • £101bn

    Our creative industries are worth £101bn, but artists earn on average £5k a year. Pay artists royalties to keep the creative economy booming.

Royalties benefit artists' estates

Income from the Artist’s Resale Right is essential to estates

Nicholas Sinclair, the estate of Kyffin Williams

Photograph of Nicholas Sinclair taken for DACS © Chris Waggot.

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