Atlanta, GA—American Photographic Artists (APA), as part of its continuing commitment to helping professional photographers and creative artists succeed at the business of photography, has taken steps to expand advocacy efforts and has formed an alliance with Artists Rights Society (ARS, arsny.com).
This alliance offers secondary rights protection to APA members by offering them complementary membership to ARS. This move coincides with APA’s goal to protect artists’ rights and will enable artists to receive known and unknown royalties that belong to them more quickly and efficiently.
“Since our organization supports and lobbies for artists’ rights, in addition to many other benefits, this alliance was a natural fit,” said Stephen Best, CEO of APA. “Now, new and current APA members can join ARS at no charge and have more rights protection and receive royalty checks sooner than they would without membership.”
APA has sent out ARS membership information to all current APA members, encouraging them to register with ARS. Artists interested in becoming new APA members are also eligible for ARS membership and can contact Stephen Best directly at <firstname.lastname@example.org.
This alliance with ARS is one of the many benefits offered to APA members. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with chapters in Atlanta, Los Angeles, the Midwest, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Charlotte, the Northwest and Washington, DC, APA offers ongoing education programs, business resources and other benefits and services. apanational.com
The Artists Rights Society is the preeminent copyright, licensing and monitoring organization for visual artists in the United States. ARS is also a conduit for fees remitted to U.S. creators. Founded in 1987 and based in New York, ARS represents the intellectual property rights interests of over 60,000 visual artists and estates of visual artists from around the world.