Welcome to the Artists' Bill of Rights Campaign


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The Artists' Bill of Rights campaign promotes the adoption of a set of ethical standards for competitions and appeals to which creative works are submitted, for example, photographs, music, film, illustrations, graphic design and literary pieces such as stories and poems. We focus on copyright issues and how they affect everyone who enjoys creative pursuits.

If you are a member of the public and don't understand copyright, that you are already the owner of copyrights that other organisations would like to acquire from you, and try to by various means which you may not be aware of, then this website is for you.

Whether you are a member of the public who has passion for creativity and enjoys competitions, a creative professional, an artist, or an organisation wishing to adopt a set of ethical standards for the treatment of intellectual property rights in competitions, there is guidance and information here for all.

We review competitions and appeals seeking creative content, listing those that respect your copyright and moral rights, highlighting those that don't and what will happen to your rights if you submit work to them.

If the Artists' Bill of Rights Campaign is new to you, then we suggest you start with the Introduction to the Bill of Rights then follow the links that interest. We hope you enjoy your visit and if you have any queries please contact us.

Many organisations worldwide have proclaimed their support for the Artists' Bill of Rights and we are delighted to present them to you in the content scroller below. You can also view them at your leisure on the supporter's page. Your organisation can be promoted here, please contact us for further information.


Who We Are

bill_of_rights_logoWe are Bill of Rights Supporters, organisations from around the world united by a belief that artists' intellectual property rights are to be respected. We believe everyone is an artist, each with the capacity to create an expressive work, a painting, photograph, poem, video, music, story and many other forms of expression. They all have value which is why the law grants each and everyone of us with exclusive rights to control how our works may be used.

Each organisation listed here has committed to supporting the aims of Bill of Rights for Artists, a set of ethical principles for the treatment of your rights. The Bill of Rights principles apply particularly to competitions seeking creative content, however, it can and is applied generally to other activities requiring the submission of creative content, such as appeals.

Further information about the Bill of Rights for Artists' campaign aims can be read in the Introduction to the Bill of Rights for Artists. Listed below in alphabetical order is a complete listing of all the organisations who support the Bill of Rights for Artists.  Why not add your organisation's name to this list and benefit from free and positive promotion for your organisation? Feel free to contact us about becoming a supporter and benefit from free promotion on this campaign website.