APA has recently taken significant steps to expand advocacy efforts and has formed an alliance with Artists Rights Society. This alliance offers secondary rights protection to APA members by offering them complimentary membership to ARS. This move is in line with APA’s desire to protect artists’ rights and will enable artists to receive known and unknown royalties that belong to them more quickly and efficiently.
“APA members now have the benefit of becoming members of Artists Rights Society, which will help them obtain more protection over secondary rights of their work,” comments Stephen Best, CEO of APA. “Since our organization supports and lobbies for artists’ rights, in addition to many other benefits, this alliance was a natural fit. Now, new and current APA members can join ARS at no charge and have more rights protection and receive royalty checks sooner than they would without membership.”
APA has sent out ARS membership information to all current APA members, encouraging them to register with ARS as soon as possible. Artists interested in becoming new APA members are also eligible for ARS membership and can contact Stephen Best directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Artists Rights Society
Artists Rights Society (ARS) is the preeminent copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists in the United States. ARS lobbies for all of these causes in the U.S. and is also a conduit for fees remitted to U.S. creators. Founded in 1987 and based in New York, ARS represents the intellectual property rights interests of over 60,000 visual artists and estates of visual artists from around the world (painters, sculptors, photographers, architects and others). ARS’s membership derives from two sources. First, ARS represents American artists who become its direct adherents and it represents foreign artists who are members of affiliated arts organizations abroad. ARS represents the international repertory of fine artists, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Frank Stella.