Get Permission - Visual Arts

DALRO - Royalties for Visual Arts

Reproducing a Visual Artwork legally is easier than you think!

Did you know that you can only reproduce a visual work of art if you have the permission of its creator (the rightsholder)? When any type of reproduction of the artwork is made, such as in advertising, magazines, course packs and exhibition catalogues, the creator is entitled to a royalty. It's important to remember that artists and their heirs don't have to grant permission for their works to be reproduced.

What can DALRO do for you?

DALRO has agreements with the majority of Northern European and American collective administration societies such as DACS, BILD-KUNST and VEGAP. This means we represent the reprographic interests of a large portion of the catalogue of artists from those parts of the world.

DALRO also represents selected artists (or their estates) directly, including Pablo Picasso (Picasso Administration) and Irma Stern (the Irma Stern Estate).

What DALRO requires from you

If you'd like to reproduce a work of art, we need you to supply us with as much information as possible. Please complete the form below.

Please note: DALRO does not provide the actual artwork - we only administer the copyright of the images.

Enquire Now:

Please complete the enquiry form and DALRO will contact you to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, contact us on 011 712-8330 for further information.

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List of excluded works

Some categories of published works, as well as some specific works by individual authors, visual artists and publishers, are not covered by DALRO’s licences. Below is a 'Lists of Excluded Works' which cannot be copied under DALRO’s business or public administration licences.

If you wish to copy from any of the works listed here as excluded, you should contact the copyright owners directly for permission prior to copying. In the first instance this would usually be the publisher.

1. South African Medical Association (All publications)
2. Academy of Science for South Africa (South African Journal of Science)
3. BRISA (All Publications)
4. Bible Society of South Africa (All Publications)
5. Brenthurst Press (All Publications)
6. Institute for Directors in SA (THE KING REPORT ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA)
7. Francolin Publishers (Pty) Limited (All Publications)
8. CAXTON & CTP Publishers - All publications

LIST OF EXCLUDED WORKS

International Territories Current agreements permit DALRO licensees to copy titles published in the certain countries outside the South Africa.

Please download these lists from some ‘International Territories' below:

Get Permission

Whether you are an individual or an organisation in South Africa, legal reproduction of a copyrighted work requires a licence.

DALRO makes getting permission a simple process – just choose the type of work for which you would like to obtain a licence and DALRO will take you through the process, step by step.

Licences for Theatricals
Get Permission to use plays and musicals, etc.
 
DALRO - Licences for Visual Arts
Licences for
Visual Arts

Get Permission to use paintings, artworks, etc
 
DALRO - Licences for Text & Literature
Licences for Text & Literature
Get Permission to use Poems, Prose, Books, Articles, Newspapers, etc.
 
DALRO - Licences for Film
Licences for Film
Please visit the Motion Picture Licensing Company www.mplcsa.org
 
Licences for Music
Licences for Music
Please visit the Southern African Music Rights Organisation www.samro.org.za
 
DALRO - Commonly Asked Questions About Licences
Commonly Asked Questions
Get more information about copyright or about DALRO’s licencing services.

Get Permission - Theatricals

DALRO - Royalties for Visual Arts

What can DALRO do for you?

DALRO makes available for performance a wealth of the world's most loved shows. Our musical and theatre licensing services allow you to procure licences for scripts, musical materials and other theatrical resources for both amateur and professional performances.

Finding your show

If you aren’t sure where to begin, please see our Where to Begin section. Alternatively, browse our catalogue of musicals, catalogue of plays, or make enquiries about obtaining a performance licence. We provide as much information as possible about every show in our catalogue.

Please contact us with questions or perusal requirements. You can also take advantage of our reading room facilities at our offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Theatricals - Enquire   Theatricals - Enquire

Enquire Now:

Please complete the enquiry form and DALRO will contact you to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, contact us on 011 712-8330 for further information.

Tips and helpful hints:

Tips and helpful hints:

  • When contacting us, please give us all the information we need to help you as efficiently as we can. We'll need all your contact details including a postal address, telephone numbers, an e-mail address and what organisation you are affiliated to, if any.
  • When requesting the performance rights, it will speed up the process if you know the Title and Author of the play. Also, we'll need you to give us your proposed number of performances, performance dates, name and location of the venue, how many seats it has and what the ticket prices will be. All of this, or as much information as possible, will help speed along the process.
  • If you're not sure which show you want, we suggest you give yourself at least 2 to 3 months to find that perfect production and to get all the performance rights and royalties sorted out. Performance rights are not always available!

Theatricals - Enquire

COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL

Whether you are an individual or an organisation in South Africa, legal reproduction of a copyrighted work requires a licence.

DALRO makes getting permission a simple process – just choose the type of work for which you would like to obtain a licence and DALRO will take you through the process, step by step.

Licences for Theatricals
Get Permission to use plays and musicals, etc.
 
DALRO - Licences for Visual Arts
Licences for
Visual Arts

Get Permission to use paintings, artworks, etc
 
DALRO - Licences for Text & Literature
Licences for Text & Literature
Get Permission to use Poems, Prose, Books, Articles, Newspapers, etc.
 
DALRO - Licences for Film
Licences for Film
Please visit the Motion Picture Licensing Company www.mplcsa.org
 
Licences for Music
Licences for Music
Please visit the Southern African Music Rights Organisation www.samro.org.za
 
DALRO - Commonly Asked Questions About Licences
Commonly Asked Questions
Get more information about copyright or about DALRO’s licencing services.

Partners & Associates

  • cipc
  • bsa
  • samro