In the Netherlands, public libraries pay a royalty to the Lending Right Foundation for the books they lend out. Our Dutch sister society Pictoright distributes a share of these royalties to visual artists who are eligible for the scheme.

DACS receives a share of these royalties from Pictoright on an annual basis, to distribute to all types of eligible visual artists in the UK - including fine artists, illustrators and photographers. This year we have £114,000 to distribute to artists and artists' estates.

As these funds may well decrease over time, DACS continues to explore other international funding opportunities that support creatives in the UK.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for a share of the royalties, your work must have been published in a UK book which has been translated into Dutch and published in the Netherlands.

What you can't claim for:

  • Books published in the Netherlands only
  • Books lent through UK public libraries. The UK Public Lending Right scheme is administered separately by PLR UK.

How to apply

Dutch PLR is currently closed for application.

We will be distributing royalties from the previous application round in spring 2016.