The Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation (IVARO) is pleased to announce that RETURN 2015 is open for claims. RETURN is our annual service which distributes royalties to any visual creator whose works have been reproduced in books and magazines published in Ireland. Claims can be made by completing an online application form providing examples of what books or magazines your work has featured in. We’ll then pay you a share of royalties we’ve collected for photocopies and scans of publications. Artists who applied successfully for RETURN in previous years can apply this year for all of the same publications once again and add any new publications in 2014 to their claim. While royalty payments can vary year to year, everyone who makes a successful claim is guaranteed a minimum payment. In 2014 the average payment was €85. Artists and beneficiaries have until October 29th to claim.
How to Claim
Simply complete the Online Claim Form ivaro.return by midnight, Thursday 29th October
Before completing the form please read the frequently asked questions: RETURN FAQ ivaro.royalties
What previous claimants say “Thanks so much!.. the ‘return’ money arrived yesterday. A lovely bonus at this time of year” “Thanks for looking after our interests. It’s lovely to find the little injection in my bank account.”
IVARO is Irelands not-for-profit copyright management organisation for visual creators. IVARO manages the rights of its’ members through our Copyright Licensing, RETURN and Artists Resale Right services. In addition IVARO engages in advocacy and advice for visual artists. RETURN royalties come from revenue generated by a collective licensing scheme. In Ireland photocopying licenses are issued to businesses and educational institutions by the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency (ICLA). On behalf of visual artists in Ireland, IVARO negotiates a share of this revenue and distributes it through the RETURN service. RETURN is available to all visual creators, not simply IVARO members. Payments are made to qualifying artists, photographers, illustrators, and other visual artists, including heirs and beneficiaries.
For queries regarding RETURN please contact us on:
T: (01) 672 9488