Design and Artists Copyright Society

DACS, Design and Artists Copyright Society

33 Old Bethnal Green Road
E2 6AA
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7336 8811
Fax: +44 20 7336 8822

Chief Executive:
Chief Executive: Gilane Tawadros
Chief Executive Phone: +44 (0)20 7336 8811 or Personal Assistant +44 (0)20 7553 9059
Chief Executive Email:

Chief Operating Officer: Christian Zimmermann
Phone: +44 (0)20 7553 9066

Year operations began:

Established by artists for artists, DACS is a not-for-profit visual artists’ rights management organisation. Passionate about transforming the financial landscape for visual artists through innovative new products and services, DACS acts as trusted broker for 100,000 artists worldwide. Founded over 30 years ago, DACS is a flagship organisation that has and continues to campaign for artists’ rights, championing their sustained and vital contribution to the creative economy. In its support of artists and their work, DACS collect and distributes royalties to visual artists and their estates through Payback (collective rights management), Artist's Resale Right, Copyright Licensing and Artimage.

DACS offers rights management services to all types of visual artist including fine artists, commercial photographers and illustrators, sculptors, architects, designers, cartoonists to name a few.