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  • DACS’ Annual Review: 79,000 artists and estates receive £17.2 million in royalties

    DACS has published its latest Annual Review which reveals that 79,000 artists and estates received £17.2 million in royalties through our services in 2021. In a year where we also launched our Manifesto for Artists and the Smart Fund campaign,we are committed to supporting the essential business of being an artist.  

    2 August 2022

  • DACS warns that new text and data mining exception will undermine licensing opportunities for visual artists and weaken copyright.

    DACS is deeply concerned by plans announced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to introduce a new text and data mining (TDM) exception to copyright. 

    1 August 2022

  • Blog - Simon Roberts - Capturing the iconic London 2012 Olympic Games

    This week marks 10 years since the Olympics games came to London. In one of the greatest sporting spectacles of modern times, the now iconic games saw 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees participated across London and the wider United Kingdom. 

    Artist Simon Roberts was there to capture this moment, having been granted unique photographic access by The International Olympic Committee to create an alternative, artistic take focusing on the cultural, economic, and political vistas that are often overlooked in the excitement of the events.

    27 July 2022

  • Win a copy of Women’s Work by Ferren Gipson and Artist Narratives event tickets

    As part of our Artist Narratives series, on 28 July, writer Ferren Gipson will be joined in conversation by artists Lindsey Mendick and Paloma Proudfoot to discuss their practice; from themes of gender and autobiography to their innovative exploration of material and form.

    To celebrate this event, we’re excited to be giving away three copies of Ferren’s new book Women’s Work as well as three tickets to the talk. 

    14 July 2022

  • Artist Narratives: Penny Slinger - I SPEAK WHAT I SEE

    Penny Slinger uses a variety of media including photography, film, paint and photo-montage to explore the human journey through life and time. Perhaps best known for her surrealist interpretations of the female, Slinger uses her own experiences to look at connections between eroticism, mysticism, feminism and art. 

    DACS selected Slinger’s I Speak What I See, from her Mouthpieces series to lead our Artists Narratives series. Here Penny shares the story behind her seminal series. Created in the early 70s, the series still profoundly resonates today.  

    12 July 2022

  • Artist Narratives: Alia Syed - Snow

    Alia Syed was born in Swansea, Wales and lives between London and Glasgow. She has been making experimental films in Britain for over 25 years. In her film Snow, Alia Syed reappropriates footage shot by her father on a snowy day in the winter of 1995/96, at a time when the filmmaker and her father were not speaking to one another.

    11 July 2022