In addition to representing today's most prominent working artists, ARS is proud to be in partnership with many renowned Estates and Foundations.
The Saul Steinberg Foundation
ARS has been handling rights requests for The Saul Steinberg Foundation for sixteen years, to the great benefit of the Foundation. The processing of rights requests can be a complicated, time-consuming operation for the individual artist or artist’s representative. By turning over all the paperwork and bookkeeping to the efficient people at ARS, the Foundation is relieved of this task. Most important, the inclusion of the ARS credit line in captions and photo credits announces that a large, prestigious organization stands behind the artist.
Sheila Schwartz, Research and Archives Director, The Saul Steinberg Foundation
The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation
Before signing with ARS permissions requests were a mess, with so much time spent answering and returning phone calls, issuing invoices, collection, you name it – not only has ARS relieved us of the tedious responsibility of issuing various permissions, they monitor the landscape for legal issues. Most importantly, ARS has persistently fought for the rights of the visual artist to receive residual payments for work sold on the secondary market. It’s doubtful that the Lawrence Foundation would be able to exist without the professional assistance and leadership that ARS provides.
Walter O. Evans, President of The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation – ARS member for over 15 years
The Calder Foundation
As the Calder Foundation’s rights representative for nearly twenty years, ARS has provided invaluable support for the Foundation’s efforts to safeguard Alexander Calder’s intellectual property. Their staff is knowledgeable, attentive, and has developed a thorough understanding of the Foundation’s priorities. Working with ARS to field copyright requests and patrol for infringements has allowed the Foundation to streamline our rights management process, saving us considerable time and energy. Having ARS as our trusted representative enables us to most effectively administer our rights, and affords us considerable peace of mind.
Jane Pakenham, In-House Counsel, Calder Foundation
Etienne Delessert, Author and Illustrator
"I just received my first-ever Reprographic Royalty check: what an amazing achievement for both ASIP and The Artists Rights Society. I evidently followed your campaign over the years, you had courage, perseverance in that generous effort and I am very grateful, deeply grateful for it! Let me know if I can be of any help, I’ll be there."
Ilene Winn-Lederer, Book Illustrator
"Although I’ve listed my books and publications on my resumés over the years, it has always been for potential employment and freelance work. Joining Artists Rights Society now enables me to parlay and update this information in order to claim secondary royalties my work has earned from overseas copying."
Chris Gralapp, Certified Medical Illustrator, Association of Medical Illustrators
"I had never catalogued my life’s work before, and joining the ARS effort has been challenging and rewarding. I will continue to build my list of published works, and look forward to reaping the benefits as time goes by, as well as increasing the ranks of medical illustrators being recognized by the international collecting societies."
Jim Perkins, Certified Medical Illustrator, Association of Medical Illustrators
"I’m thrilled that we finally have an organization to collect reprographic royalties on behalf of American illustrators! I’ve already received my first royalty check. Thanks so much to ASIP and ARS for pulling this together!”
"As illustrators many of us work by ourselves and try the best we can to make a living doing what we love. When we deliver our jobs we often think it is the end of the trail for our art. In actuality many people in many countries have access to our art and copy it. With ARS I am confident that those Reprographic royalties will be secured and returned to me.”
-Fantasy Illustrators, San Francisco Society of Illustrators
Brad Holland, Illustrator
In 2005, we met Dr. Theodore Feder of the Artists Rights Society (ARS) when we participated in the Orphan Works Roundtables at the US Copyright Office. Surrounded by corporation lawyers eager to cut the heart out of copyright law, we were nearly alone in defending artists' rights on the first day of that event. Then on the second day, Ted Feder showed up and it felt as if the cavalry had arrived. Now I want to thank Ted and Janet and everyone else at ARS for helping us achieve a breakthrough in reprographic royalty payments. Thanks to ARS I've finally been able to get an international identification number and have filed claims with four different countries so far. My work has been published in the US and abroad for over 50 years, but until January of this year I'd never seen a check for reprographic usage. Thanks ARS.
Frank Constantino, Ilustrator
“Dr. Ted Fader and Janet Hicks, and their very capable staff at ARS, have continued to be the strongest advocates for ASIP in finally realizing the goal of distributing foreign reprographics royalties to our member artists. With numerous works published from a forty five year career, I have personally benefitted from my ARS registration with different countries; and trust that ARS will continue their diligent representation on my behalf.”