Fair Share For Artists

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  • £80m

    DACS has distributed £80 million in Resale Right royalties to artists and estates since 2006. Pay artists royalties to keep them making art.

  • £5k

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

  • 81%

    81% of artists use Artist’s Resale Right royalties to pay for living expenses. 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.

  • £15.3m

    In 2017, DACS paid £15.3m in royalties to artists (£9.5m for Artist’s Resale Right), complementing the £11.9m visual artists received in the same year from Arts Council England.

  • 1,900

    1,900 artists and estates were paid £10m in Resale Right royalties in 2018, by DACS. Pay artists royalties to keep them making art.

  • 2nd

    The UK has the second biggest art market globally. Are our artists paid their fair share? Pay artists royalties to keep them making art.

  • Over 50%

    Over half of the artists receiving Artist’s Resale Right royalties exclusively sell works for £5,000 or less. Not the millions of pounds we may read about in headlines.

  • £10.6bn

    The UK’s art market is worth £10.6bn. Artists underpin this success. Pay artists royalties to keep them making art.

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