Welcome to the Artists' Bill of Rights Campaign


The Artists' Bill of Rights campaign promotes the adoption of a set of ethical standards for competitions and appeals in which creative works are submitted: photographs, music, film, illustrations, graphic design and literary works such as stories and poems. We focus on copyright issues and how they affect everyone who enjoys creative pursuits.

If you do not understand the copyright and have questions about the language you read in various terms and conditions, then this website is for you. We offer guidance and information for all.

Our Supporters

Many organisations worldwide have proclaimed their support for the Artists' Bill of Rights. Some are listed below as well as on our supporter's page. If you wish your organisation to be promoted here, please contact us for further information.


Association of Illustrators


The Association of Illustrators (AOI) is a non-profit organisation, established in 1973 to promote contemporary illustration and establish industry standards. AOI has successfully worked to increase the standing of illustration as a profession and improve commercial and ethical conditions of employment. Amongst other benefits, members have access to a free dedicated hotline for legal, ethical and pricing advice. Today, the AOI is working to inspire and educate future generations, campaigns for illustrators' rights and liaises with national and international organisations, agents and illustrators over industry issues.

AOI runs a programme of events, which ranges from thematic exhibitions, one-day seminars to evening lectures. These include talks by leading illustrators as well as representatives from all areas of the arts and creative industries.

Images – the best of British contemporary illustration is the UK's leading jury-selected illustration competition award show and annual. For more than 35 years, Images has been promoting contemporary illustration and provided a showcase of the greatest talent and award winning illustration published in the UK.

Publications from AOI include Varoom – illustration, culture, society magazine and the Illustrators Guide to Law and Business Practice. AOIPortfolios site offers promotional space for illustrators.

AOI was a founding member of Pro-Action – Visual Artists in Business, which was set up to campaign against unfair contracts and terms of trade. Follow at  facebook-icon twitter-icon