What is DACS?

Established by artists for artists, DACS is a not-for-profit visual artists’ rights management organisation.

Passionate about transforming the financial landscape for visual artists through innovative new products and services, we act as a trusted broker for 90,000 artists worldwide.

Founded over 30 years ago, DACS is a flagship organisation that campaigns for artists’ rights, championing their sustained and vital contribution to the creative economy.

We collect and distribute royalties to visual artists and their estates through PaybackArtist's Resale RightCopyright Licensing and Artimage.

Since we were founded in 1984, we have paid over £75 million in royalties to artists and their estates – a significant source of income supporting artists’ livelihoods, their practice and legacy. In 2015, we paid £16.7 million in royalties to artists and estates.