How It Works

Claims for an artist's re-sale royalties must be made through one of three collecting organisations: DACS (the Design and Artists Copyright Society), Artists' Rights Administration Ltd (ARA), and the Artists' Collecting Society community interest company (ACS).

These organisations liaise with auction houses and dealers for details of sales and sale prices.

The articles in this section outline how the ARR works practically, and how artists can access payments.

This article is from the Artlaw Archive of Henry Lydiate's columns published in Art Monthly since 1976, and may contain out of date material.
The article is for information only, and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.
Readers should consult a solicitor for legal advice on specific matters. Artists can get free online legal information from Artquest.