Save the date: Payback 2022 launches 19 January

    We’re delighted to announce that Payback will be opening for claims on Wednesday 19 January 2022. 

    2021 was a record year for Payback, with £5.6 million in royalties paid out to 86,000 artists, estates and their representatives This year, individual payments were up to £450 for books and magazines and over £3000 when also claiming for TV.

    Don’t miss out! 

    Add these dates to your diary:

    Payback opens – 19 January

    Part 1 deadline – 25 February

    Part 2 deadline – 15 April


    What is Payback? 


    Payback is a scheme which pays artists annual royalties when their artworks have been published in UK books, magazines or on TV. 

    For many working artists, Payback provides a reliable source of income, helping to pay for materials, studio rent and bills, especially at a time other income streams have been affected due to the pandemic. It’s a milestone that follows artists throughout their career, as many Payback claimants have been claiming for over 20 years.

    Since its founding in 1999, DACS has paid out over £65 million in Payback royalties.

    Find out more 

    Image: Artist Francis Bowyer in his studio

    Posted on 26/11/2021 by Bel New