Have you had work published in Germany? Claim your share of royalties between 7 and 26 June.

    If you are an artist who has had visual works published in a German language book, you may be eligible to apply for royalties. 

    From 7 – 26 June artists and estates can apply for royalties if their work has been published in Germany, thanks to the partnership between DACS and the German collecting society, VG Bild-Kunst.

    Your work must have featured in a German language book published by a German publisher. You can apply for all types of published artistic works including photography, illustration, caricature, cartoon images, logos, infographics, title design and graphic design.

    How to apply:


    Before completing your claim please read our factsheet.

    To apply, complete our German PLR claim form and return it by email to payback@dacs.org.uk by 26 June 2021.

    You will need to provide the following information on your form:

    • The book title, author, publisher, year of publication and ISBN
    • Your total number of photographic works included in each book - differentiating between the number of works inside the book from the number of works on the front cover.
    • Your total number of illustrative/other visual works included in each book - differentiating between the number of works inside the book from the number of works on the front cover.
    • Whether you have designed the overall graphic design and/or the title design. The books you are applying for must have a print run of at least 250 copies. (VG Bildkunst may request proof of the print run).
    • You can apply for a maximum number of 200 artistic works per book. 

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