Advocating in Parliament
A Voice for Visual Artists in Parliament
DASC advocates for visual artists in the UK Parliament, regularly providing briefings and evidence on a range of issues affecting visual artists, and taking part in committees, discussions and inquiries.
All Party Parliamentary Group for the Visual Arts
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Visual Arts has been established to provide a forum for parliamentarians to foster a deeper understanding of the issues and challenges faced by UK visual artists.
The APPG’s statement of purpose is to:
- Advance the understanding of how visual artists carry out their practice and develop their careers;
- Ensure fair pay for visual artists and safeguard their intellectual property rights;
- Recognise the value artists bring to society and the UK economy, and ensure their artistic contributions are rewarded;
- Foster an environment in the UK in which visual artists can flourish.
Further information, including a list of current APPG officers, can be found via the APPG for Visual Arts website.
Latest news and insights on our advocacy in parliament
APPG for Visual Arts discusses challenges faced by freelance visual artists
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Visual Arts held its first meeting of 2024 on Wednesday 7th February, focused on the challenges faced by freelance visual artists
- 8 February 2024
House of Lords report on Large Language Models: Government should act, considering legislative changes if necessary
A report released today, 2 February 2024, calls on the UK government to “not sit on their hands’ while LLM developers exploit rightsholders’ works.
- 2 February 2024
New survey shows 89% of UK artists want the Government to better protect their work by regulating AI
A pivotal new report ‘Artificial Intelligence and Artists’ Work’ published by DACS has revealed significant insights about UK artists' concerns and expectations regarding AI's impact on their work and livelihoods.
- 18 January 2024
DACS represents visual artists at All-Party Writers Group roundtable on the need for a Freelancer Commissioner
Yesterday, DACS took part in a roundtable with the All-Party Writers Group (APWG), to discuss the need for a dedicated Freelancer Commissioner to represent freelance workers.
- 15 November 2023
DACS highlights the importance of intellectual property frameworks at the Jingdezhen Cultural Innovation & Development Forum in China
DACS CEO, Christian Zimmermann was invited as a keynote speaker at the inaugural Jingdezhen Cultural Innovation and Development Forum, in China on 18th and 19th October.
- 23 October 2023
Visual Artists and MPs call on Government to address the scale of copyright infringement in NFT marketplaces.
A newly published report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee highlights how the emergence of NFTs and blockchain technologies in art and culture carries high risk to creators and consumers.
- 11 October 2023