New income source for visual artists promoted by IVARO (Monday 9 November 2009)

compiled by Franziska Panitz


 IVARO: promotion shoot for the Copyright Night on 19 Nov 2009; image held here
IVARO: promotion shoot for the Copyright Night on 19 Nov 2009; image held here

Dublin-based Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation (IVARO) plans to distribute royalties for secondary publishing and distribution of artworks to the creators.
A creator of a piece of art automatically holds its copyright. IVARO claims that every time the artwork is broadcasted or duplicated in a book or periodical, the visual artist is entitled to receive royalties. IVARO is dedicated to collecting these in the name of its members.
This collection and distribution service is called RETURN. It is relevant for artists whose work has been published in Ireland with permission. Further information about the service can be found on www.ivaro.ie or  at the Copyright Night (19 November 2009). Applications can be made at info@ivaro.ie or calling 01 8722296.
IVARO focuses on the protection and promotion of copyright and related issues and has been involved in artists resale rights ('droit de suite') since 2006.
The non-profit organisation is run by Visual Artists Ireland, the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency and Copyright Association of Ireland. Every kind of visual artist is entitled to join IVARO, with no member fees to be paid.
Sources: IVARO, Visual Artists Ireland