News and events
Find the latest DACS news and events.
It is time to set a global standard on protecting artists and their work
For DACS' 40th anniversary, Adelaide Damoah wrote an essay, published by the Arts Professional, calling on the government to safeguard artists’ rights.
- 20 February 2024
APPG for Visual Arts discusses challenges faced by freelance visual artists
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Visual Arts held its first meeting of 2024 on Wednesday 7th February, focused on the challenges faced by freelance visual artists
- 8 February 2024
House of Lords report on Large Language Models: Government should act, considering legislative changes if necessary
A report released today, 2 February 2024, calls on the UK government to “not sit on their hands’ while LLM developers exploit rightsholders’ works.
- 2 February 2024
Celebrating 40 Years of Protecting Artists’ Rights
DACS is turning 40 this year and to celebrate, throughout 2024 we will publish a series of essays and interviews under the banner of 40 Years of Protecting Artists’ Rights.
- 31 January 2024
£10.1 million distributed in ARR royalties to artists and estates
DACS announces its annual ARR royalty distributions, with £10.1 million paid to 1893 artists and estates in 2023
- 30 January 2024
How does Payback help charities and artists?
A blog by Garry Hunter, Founder of Fitzrovia Noir, on the Payback scheme
- 23 January 2024
New survey shows 89% of UK artists want the Government to better protect their work by regulating AI
A pivotal new report ‘Artificial Intelligence and Artists’ Work’ published by DACS has revealed significant insights about UK artists' concerns and expectations regarding AI's impact on their work and livelihoods.
- 18 January 2024
Payback 2024 is open for claims!
Our annual Payback scheme pays artists, illustrators and photographers royalties for the reuse of their works that have been published in UK books, magazines or on TV.
- 16 January 2024
DACS artists Dame Sonia Boyce and Sir Brian Clarke receive New Year's Honours
DACS congratulates our represented artists who have been honoured in the King's New Year’s Honours list 2024.
- 2 January 2024
The Artist's Resale Right’s importance for artists and the UK economy raised at the House of Lords
On Thursday 14 November 2023, the Artist’s Resale Right (ARR) was raised in a debate about the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
- 19 December 2023
Save The Date: Payback 2024 Opens on 15 January
Sign up now and claim your share of millions of pounds in royalties
- 15 December 2023