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ONLINE Workshop: Copyright for Artists with DACS

Tuesday, 28 September 2021
5 – 6.30 pm

Navigating copyright can be confusing, so it’s important to know your rights and understand how to protect your work.

In this introductory talk, DACS will demystify copyright, enabling you to make it work for you and your career. They will also help you to understand how you can generate income from licensing and royalty schemes.

Designed for visual artists from a range of disciplines, you will:

  • Learn how to protect your rights in a range of scenarios – including when working in collaboration
  • Learn how to earn from licensing and other royalty schemes
  • Develop an understanding of copyright, and gain the confidence to apply this to your art career.

If you have a question in mind for the DACS team, there will be opportunities within the session to ask it. To make sure we address as many queries as possible, you can also send your question ahead of the workshop to

About DACS

DACS is with you at every stage of your career, providing practical advice and support for artists on everything from signing a contract to what to do if someone has used your work without your permission.

DACS can help you understand how to protect your practice, giving you control over how your work is used and helping you make money in the process. The organisation has a range of free resources on their website including:

  • How to protect your work and what to do if your work is used without your permission.
  • What to look out for when signing an artist contract.

DACS was set up by artists for artists and they represent over 100,000 members internationally including Bridget Riley, Jeremy Deller, Tracey Emin, Anthea Hamilton, Ryan Gander and Laure Prouvost.

DACS offers a number of services that support artists at different stages of their career. As you establish your creative practice, they can help you earn money that will pay for studio space and materials, supporting you to make new work. For over 30 years, DACS has campaigned for artists’ rights because they believe in paying artists fairly. Find out more in the Manifesto for Artists.

Follow them on TwitterFacebook or Instagram to receive news about upcoming events including artists’ talks, debates, and workshops.



What is STEAMhouse?

STEAMhouse is a space to experiment, test and develop new knowledge. At the project’s heart are five key principles – conversation, exploration, collaboration, openness and newness.

Open since early 2018, STEAMhouse is powered by Birmingham City University, in partnership with Eastside Projects and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The Funded Programme supports businesses, including self-employed, sole-trading artists, to test new ideas, prototype and make new products and services (which if you are an artist may be artworks) as well as explore the potential of digital technologies to help you collaborate and innovate.

In 2022 STEAMhouse will move into the new, purpose-built Belmont Works building.

Find out more HERE