Visual artists

Does your visual works appear in books, magazines or exhibition catalogues? You could get royalty payments from Copibec.

Why does Copibec make payments to visual artists?

Whether you’re a photographer, painter, sculptor, illustrator, etc., your artistic works may have been included when publications were reproduced by Copibec users.

To compensate visual artists, Copibec sets aside funds for them, calculated as a percentage of the royalties paid by our users.

Register your works

Once a year, Copibec announces that registration is underway, generally in march, for the visual arts payment. The visual artists who are registered in the Copibec database are sent a reminder about updating their publication list.

Create an account and keep your contact information up to date so you can receive our communications through email. 

Accessing your account allows you to:

  • Download your tax statements (Federal and Provincial) - "My tax statements" section
  • Update your contact information - "My Profile" section
  • Register for the visual arts lump sum payment (in March) - "Register for a visual arts lump sum payment" section
  • View payments received to date - "My royalties" section

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