Visual arts Payment : registrations from March 12 to April 12


Visual arts Payment : registrations from March 12 to April 12

It's time to register for the Visual Arts Payment 2024!

Visual artists, we invite you to register your Quebec publications - published in 2020, 2021 and 2022 - in which photos of your visual art have been included.

Registration period  

The registration period runs from March 12 to April 12, 2024.

Payment registration

  1. Access your online account
  2. Click on Register for a visual arts lump sum payment in the left-hand menu
    **Please note! Publications entered in other sections of your account will NOT be eligible for visual arts payment**.
  3. Enter publications corresponding to the criteria listed below

Which publications to include

Eligible publications: books, exhibition catalogs, magazines/newspapers, programs (events, festivals, cultural centers)

Are NOT eligible (will be rejected):

  • Websites, social media posts, videos, article titles, promotional material (posters, calendars, invitations, greeting cards, sales catalogs, etc.) etc.
  • The titles of your works
  • Article titles (only the name of the periodical will be considered: no information about the article is required).
  • Publications from outside Quebec

Format: print OR digital (only one format will be accepted for the same publication: not both) Yes! books and digital periodicals are now accepted (Attention! List of ineligible publications).

Place of publication: province of Québec only

Publisher (must be completed): publishing house, organization (cultural, charitable, etc.), municipality, etc.

Publication years: 2020, 2021 and 2022 (only these three years can be submitted)

How to register your publications

Open the Visual arts package registration section (the only section considered for visual arts payment)

Follow the steps precisely as indicated:

  1. First check if the document exists in our directory by entering keywords
  2. If the document doesn't exist, manually fill in the title of the publication and the publishing house (or any organization that publishes: e.g. event or municipality).
  3. The ISBN (for books) or ISSN (for periodicals) number is not mandatory, but greatly speeds up our verifications.
  4. The publisher's name is mandatory (see above)
  5. For each publication entered: fill in the number of works reproduced for each eligible year (for periodicals, several years may be entered for the same publication).
  6. Save, then check the entry in the list (click on the♦♦♦ visual arts section♦♦♦)


Children's books and comics

Children's books and comics for which you are the rights holder are NOT eligible for this payment if they are already listed in the directory and your name is indicated (see the "My publications" section of your account).

The reason is that titles in this section will be considered for reproduction royalties and the lump-sum payment to "book authors" (these titles cannot then also be eligible for the visual arts payment).

Self-published publications

Self-published publications are NOT eligible for this payment if they are already listed in the directory (see the "My publications" section of your account).

The reason is that titles in this section will be considered for reproduction royalties and the lump-sum payment to "book authors" (these titles cannot then also be eligible for the visual arts payment).

Rights to your works: do you own them?

Make sure you own the rights to your work! Publications in either of the following situations are NOT eligible for this payment:

  • The rights to works you have created as an employee (e.g. as an employee photographer for certain newspapers) do not belong to you: they belong to your employer.
  • Works for which you have assigned your reproduction rights by contract no longer belong to you.

Registration closes: Friday, April 12, 2024



You don't have an account?

  • Create an account online
  • In the I am question (step 1), select "Author".
  • Mandatory SIN: your Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required to receive payment.

Must the payment be issued in the name of a legal entity?

  • Only personal businesses are allowed
  • Eligible publications must still be registered in your personal account according to the terms and conditions indicated.
  • Please contact Copibec at [email protected]  for payment details (only available by e-mail).
  • The registration deadline is the same for everyone: please contact us as soon as possible to finalize your registration in time!

The artist has passed away

• Please contact Copibec at [email protected]  for registration and additional documents required.

• The registration deadline is the same for everyone: please contact us as soon as possible to finalize your registration in time!