Payback 2023 is open for claims!

    Our annual Payback scheme pays artists, illustrators and photographers royalties when their works have been published in UK books, magazines or on TV.

    Sign up now and claim your share of millions of pounds in royalties.

    The scheme is open to all kinds of visual creators. Last year, DACS paid over 96,000 artists, illustrators and photographers a share of £4.6 million in royalties.

    Individual payments were up to £350 for books and magazines and over £2,000 when also claiming for TV.

    How to claim

    To claim, visual creators need to register at by 24 February and tell DACS where their work has been featured.

    The final deadline for completing their claim is 14 April 2023. DACS then pays royalties to visual creators in October.

    Paying visual creators since 1999

    Since the scheme's founding 24 years, DACS has paid out a total of over £70 million in Payback royalties.

    For many working artists, Payback provides additional income, helping to pay for materials, studio rent and bills, especially at a time when many are seeing an increase in the cost of living. 

    Further information

    Posted on 25/01/2023 by Joanne Milmoe