Even a small amount can help a struggling artist.
Artist's Resale Right royalties are a valuable investment in the lifeblood of the UK’s art market at a time when public funding cuts are significantly reducing artists’ incomes.
For me, it's about respect and recognition as much as money.
DACS is a fantastic organisation, supporting artists so they can keep creating. It baffles me a bit that there is so much demand for visual content but artists are often given little in return.
It is enormously difficult to make a living as an artist, so the Resale Right is terribly important.
DACS offer an invaluable service collecting royalty payments and legal expertise. Without them I'd squander creative time trying to contact a myriad galleries and auction houses, or paying vast sums to lawyers to trace sales for payment.
Header image: Francis Bowyer’s studio, 2019 © Anne Purkiss.