What is DACS?
Established by artists for artists, DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society) is a not-for-profit visual arts rights management organisation. Founding artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi, Susan Hiller and Elaine Kowalsky set up DACS 28 years ago to protect artists' rights and ensure they are recognised both financially and morally.
What we do
We translate rights into revenues for artists and their heirs.
This in turn helps to sustain their practice and livelihood. We do this through our three rights management services: Payback, Copyright Licensing and the Artist’s Resale Right.
We represent artists and their heirs.
Today we represent nearly 80,000 artists worldwide and in 2011, we distributed over £8.2 million worth of royalties to artists and their beneficiaries.
We promote the value of artists to society and culture.
We actively campaign on behalf of visual artists and their right to be recognised and rewarded for their work.
We have our eye on the future.
We are always exploring ways in which we can help artists generate income from new practices and through new digital technologies in the visual arts.