We have championed Artist's Resale Right (ARR) since its conception in 2006. Help DACS  continue this integral work, by supporting our ARR campaign.

"ARR is such an important lifeline"
Richard Riley, Estate of John Craxton

ARR in numbers


Why ARR matters for artists

“This type of support… is incredibly important”
Gordon Cheung, artist


“It’s really been amazing – I’ve certainly noticed all these payments coming in”

Beverley Heath-HoylandThe Estate of John Hoyland

"ARR is a fair and justified right"

Nicholas Sinclairphotographer and The Estate of Sir Kyffin Williams KBE, RA

“Claims that it would lead to loss of business have not proved to be true.”

RenĂ© Gimpel, Gimpel Fils

“If ARR didn't exist we wouldn't be looking forward to the future as we are now.” 

Jenny Hand, The Estate of Sir Alfred Munnings.

"Surely we should be supporting one of the most successful industries that our nation has?" 

Gordon Cheungartist

Find out more about how ARR changes lives:

Gordon Cheung, artist     
The Estate of Sir Alfred Munnings    
The Estate of Reg Butler   
The Estate of John Hoyland 

Campaigning for ARR

Since the referendum vote in 2016, DACS has engaged proactively with policymakers across Westminster and Whitehall. We represent the voice of our artist members on issues they may face post-Brexit, which may include the withdrawal of ARR
We’ve travelled to Brighton, Manchester, and Birmingham to attend Party Conferences. We’ve held face-to-face meetings with, Parliamentary lunches for and presented evidence to MPs and Peers across the political spectrum and with policy officials.

We’ve worked with our partner organisations including the Alliance for IPBritish Copyright Council and the Creative Industries Federation to amplify the concerns and needs of creators from reports to events.

ARR's future is uncertain. We will continue to campaign for its longevity, in order to protect artists and their estates. 

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Find out more

Artist's Resale Right FAQs  
Copyright Uncovered: What should I know about Artist's Resale Right?  
Protecting copyright and Artist's Resale Right after death   
Artist's Resale Right Regulations, 2006   
Artist's Resale Right Amendments, 2011  
Read our ARR white paper 

Image: Beverley Heath-Hoyland, Estate of John Hoyland, photographed by Brian Benson for DACS. Photograph © Brian Benson, 2018.