Your most frequently asked questions…
To better understand the purpose of membership and how to join, see the membership information page.
Joining ADAGP is useful if your work is:
- Reproduced in the press, in publishing, on the Internet, in multimedia, etc.
- Or broadcast on television or on the Internet.
When you sell your work directly, ADAGP does not get involved in the transaction.
Yes, it is useful for you to join, because after the first sale that you make directly, your works are likely to be resold by your collectors or art professionals (auction houses or galleries) and from then on, you may be entitled to resale royalties.
If you are an association of artists and each artist creates his/her own work, each must join individually.
If you are a collective where each artist works on a collaborative creation, you must each complete a membership form as an individual artist, as well as a membership form on behalf of the collective, signed by all co-creators.
ADAGP will also need to know the share of ownership between members of the collective for each of the works produced in collaboration.
This allocation should normally correspond to to each co-creator's extent of involvement in the creation of the works concerned.
No legal text imposes any specific calculation method. The co-creators must therefore agree among themselves on the percentage split between them and inform ADAGP.
It is best to draw up a written agreement on the distribution of rights and royalties to avoid any later dispute.
The ADAGP Articles of Association stipulate the uses for which your authorization will be requested. See the page My rights, my works.
- The Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art (CPGA) is the main trade association of professional art dealers. Its members have endorsed a Code of Ethics developed by the Committee and designed to uphold the ethics of the trade in original works of art. CPGA advises artists, professionals and individuals.
- The Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) protects and promotes the antique dealer profession. It raises the public authorities’ awareness of the need to protect antique galleries and promotes the profession of antique dealer by organizing trade shows.
- Agence pour la Protection des Programmes (A.P.P.) - auteurs de logiciels (Agency for the Protection of Programs - authors of software)
- Alliance Française des Designers (French Alliance of Designers)
- Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art (AICA) (International Association of Art Critics)
- Association internationale d'artistes (AIAP) International Association of Art (IAA), NGO with UNESCO
- Freelens (formerly "French Association of Journalists, Reporters, Photographers and Filmmakers")
- Association pour la Création, Réalisation et Diffusion de la Tapisserie Française (Association for the Creation, Production and Promotion of French Tapestry) / 7, rue Decamps - 75116 Paris - tél: 01 47 04 69 33 - Fax: 01 44 05 91 21
- Association pour la Gestion de la Sécurité Sociale des Auteurs (AGESSA) (Association for the Management of Authors’ Social Security)
- Centre International du Vitrail (International Stained-Glass Center)
- Chambre Syndicale de l'Estampe, du Dessin et du Tableau (Print, Drawing and Painting Syndicate) / Tél.: 01 47 42 05 33,
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chambre Syndicale Nationale de la Reliure, Brochure, Dorure (Bookbinding and Gilding Syndicate)
- Comité Pluridisciplinaire des Artistes-Auteurs et des Artistes-Autrices (CAAP) (Multidisciplinary Committee of Artists-Authors)
- Union Nationale des Architectes d'Intérieur (UNAID) (Union of Interior Designers)
- Groupement National de la Photographie Professionnelle (French Photography Federation)
For information on public commissions:
For information on corporate philanthropy actions:
- ADMICAL (Association pour le Développement du Mécénat d’Entreprise) regularly publishes a directory of companies and institutions that have budgets for sponsoring the arts.
For information on artists' studios: