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  • Finding Focus and Creative Freedom - Illustrator Emmeline Pidgen on Payback

    Each year all kinds of visual artists benefit from Payback royalties including photographers, fine artists, illustrators, sculptors and cartoonists. One of these artists is illustrator Emmeline Pidgen, whose work specialises in books and comics for young people filled with magic and mystery. Here, Emmeline explains how the Payback scheme has benefited her career. 

    20 January 2022

  • DACS Meets: Oreet Ashery and Florence Peake in conversation

    Welcome to DACS Meets, an ongoing series of insights from artists on their life and practice. 

    Ahead of their online event with DACS later this month, multi-disciplinary artists Oreet Ashery and Florence Peake discuss their expansive practices, which unfold and converge through their exploration of the human form and a penchant for performance-based works.

    6 October 2021

  • 'The cause of making the artist’s life sustainable is close to my heart' - DACS Chair Margaret Heffernan on supporting artists

    Chair of the DACS Board Margaret Heffernan explains why she joined DACS and her vision of a better future for artists. 

    29 September 2021

  • DACS Meets: Maria Farrar on the Artist's Resale Right

    Welcome to DACS Meets, an ongoing series of insights from our members on their practice and life as an artist. 

    Here, London-based painter Maria Farrar shares the significance of receiving Artist's Resale Right royalties in feeling recognised and validated as a practising artist. 

    3 September 2021

  • DACS Meets: Nick Goss on the Artist's Resale Right

    Welcome to DACS Meets, an ongoing series of insights from our members on their practice and life as an artist. 

    In this instalment, painter Nick Goss discusses how Artist's Resale Right has enabled him to keep track of his work once it enters the art market as well as using the royalties to develop his practice. 

    3 September 2021