For Licensing Customers

  • DACS supports major initiative to digitise artists’ archives

    DACS is delighted to announce it is supporting Art360, a major national initiative led by DACS Foundation to digitise 100 British artists’ archives and to provide practical, bespoke advice and support on legacy planning. 

    6 October 2015

  • DACS Foundation's benefit auction raises £90,000

    This September, DACS Foundation raised £90,000 in its benefit auctions with Christie's and Paddle8 to fund activities dedicated to supporting artists and artists’ estates.

    5 October 2015

  • DACS Foundation’s Paddle8 benefit auction is now live!

    DACS Foundation’s online auction with Paddle8 has launched! Bids can be placed online until 9.30pm, Thursday 24 September. Proceeds will help fund DACS Foundation’s forthcoming initiatives supporting the visual arts in the UK. 

    11 September 2015

  • Help save the future of creativity in schools

    DACS is once again supporting the Bacc for the Future campaign, following new and concerning proposals to make the English Baccalaureate compulsory for all secondary school pupils in the UK. 

    30 July 2015

  • DACS pays record £15 million to artists in 2014

    DACS has published its latest Annual Review, which shows a record distribution of £15 million in royalties to 19,000 visual artists and artists’ estates in 2014. It also highlights the work DACS is undertaking to protect and develop artists’ income streams for the future.

    27 July 2015

  • High Court overturns UK private copying exception to copyright

    The High Court has quashed the UK’s private copying exception to copyright, following an application from the UK music industry to review the Government’s decision-making process. DACS welcomes the decision, having previously raised concerns about its impact on visual artists’ income and the need for fair compensation.

    21 July 2015