As an artist you are likely to receive requests for the use of your art in various
projects. The business of art reproduction is an active one and is engaged in
by a great number of industries from traditional print (books, magazines, newspapers)
and electronic media publishers, to advertising agencies, video, film, and television
producers, as well as manufacturers of greeting cards, posters and other merchandise.
Requests for your work have artistic, legal and financial ramifications that
require time and energy as well as knowledge of the domestic and international
laws that protect your rights. ARS can help you to manage the rights process
by clearing permission for the legitimate reproduction of your art, in keeping
with your express wishes and instructions. We are also able to monitor the use
and potential abuse of your artist’s rights worldwide.
is no fee for membership in ARS. Revenues received by ARS from reproduction
and license fees are remitted to members or their designated representatives
on a semi-annual basis. Payments to our members are accompanied
by a report detailing the title of the work utilized, the name of
the publisher or manufacturer, the nature of the usage, and the
sum collected for same. ARS retains a minor percentage to cover
its administrative costs. All the non-revenue producing work done
by ARS, such as lobbying, policing and prevention, is done at its
own expense, and none is apportioned to the artist. Artists need
to bear in mind that ARS is not an agent and does not promote the
sale of artists’ works, nor does it perform the functions
of a gallery or assist our members in finding a gallery.