Payback 2015 to open 6 July


Apply for your share of £4 million in Payback royalties

Has your artwork ever appeared in UK books, magazines or on TV? If so, you’re probably eligible of a share of over £4 million in Payback royalties for the re-use of your published work. Payback will open for application on Monday 6 July 2015.

Payback is an important and valued initiative which DACS has been running on an annual basis for over 15 years. Last year we paid royalties to over 23,000 artists and estates, just in time for Christmas. Individual payments ranged from £25 to £5,046, supporting studio costs, creative materials and equipment, tax returns and anything in between. All types of artist can benefit, from photographers such as Kevin Cummins (pictured) to illustrators, fine artists and designers.

DACS Foundation’s Art Talks


Art Talks: Melanie Manchot

12 Addictions to the Cinematic Imaginary

2 July 2015, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

DACS Foundation
33 Old Bethnal Green Road
E2 6AA
To launch a new series of artist talks programmed by the DACS Foundation, the artist Melanie Manchot will present her latest project, Twelve – a major multi channel video installation exploring the intimate stories, rituals, repetitions and ruptures of lives spent in addiction and recovery.

Melanie Manchot will talk about the inspiration behind Twelve as well as the challenges arising from the relations between ethics and aesthetics in her work.

Over the last two years Manchot has worked in dialogue with twelve people in recent recovery from substance misuse, in rehabilitation communities in Liverpool, Oxford and London. Twelve is directly informed by their personal written and oral testimonies, creative conceptions, and performances within final works.

Inspired by the visual acuity of renowned contemporary filmmakers, Twelve connects and collapses individual recollections in which everyday situations, events and activities are rendered dramatic or abstract and infused with tragedy, pathos and humour.

Tickets are free. Booking in advance is essential as places are limited.

Book your free ticket

The talk runs from 6.30-7.30pm. Complimentary drinks will be served from 6pm when doors open and from 7.30-8.00pm following the talk.

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