Working for visual artists

Get paid when your work is reproduced. There is no cost to signup and you maintain 100% ownership of your work.

Getting permission to use New Zealand art for commercial or promotional purposes isn't always easy. We offer licensing management services and take care of the entire process for you. From negotiating terms of use and costs through to arranging payment to you as the artist.

Get paid when your work is reproduced.

As your licensing agency, we can ensure that if someone wants to use your art, they obtain permission and pay you for it. We take care of negotiating terms of use, sending quotes and invoices to the organisation using your work, and we will arrange payment to you.

There are already more than 80 dedicated agencies operating in over 60 countries including Australia, Canada, USA and most of Europe and now it is New Zealand's turn!

There is no cost to sign up and you maintain 100% ownership of your work. What are you waiting for?

Here's an overview of what's covered under a visual arts licence.

What kinds of artwork are covered?

  • Paintings
  • Prints
  • Photographs
  • Drawings
  • Diagrams
  • Engravings
  • Etchings
  • Lithographs
  • Sculptures
  • Collages

When do organisations need a licence?

  • Promotion: If they plan to use an image of an artwork to promote an auction. Including posters, brochures, catalogues or online
  • Advertising: When they are creating advertising that incorporates or even references a work of art.
  • Products: When they want to incorporate an artwork into the design of a product that will be sold or used to promote a business
  • We won't licence your work for advertising or product uses without seeking your permission in advance.

Pricing and charges

We are a not for profit organisation and don't charge artists a membership fee. Instead, we deduct a flat rate of 20% from all licensing transactions, to cover our running costs. The remaining 80% is paid directly to the artist.

You're in good hands.

We have been working with New Zealand authors and creatives in the publishing industry for over 25 years and we're excited to be able to offer the same licensing management services to visual artists. Read more about us here >>

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Working for visual artists

Working for visual artists

Get paid when your work is reproduced. There is no cost to signup and you maintain 100% ownership of your work.
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