You can join VG Bild-Kunst as a member of one of the professional groups I, II or III. You can decide which professional group is the right one for you according to your work or your main line of work. Click here for information about our professional groups.
When you have chosen one of the three professional groups to suit your line of work, you can contact us by telephone, fax, post, mail or directly on our homepage requesting the administration agreement.
The requested administration agreement will be posted to you forthwith.
|Professional Group I|
|Members*||Visual artists, for example painters, sculptors|
|Rights administered by VG Bild-Kunst||Resale royalty rights, reproduction rights, broadcasting rights, online rights, retransmission royalty, copying royalty, library royalty, press review royalty, reading circle royalty|
|Professional Group II|
|Members*||Photographers, photo reporters, graphic artists, illustrators, designers, caricaturists, press artists, photo agencies – also covering applied art|
|Rights administered by VG Bild-Kunst||Retransmission royalty, copying royalty, library royalty, press review royalty, reading circle royalty|
|Professional Group III|
|Members||Directors, cameramen and women, cutters, film architects/ set designers, costume designers, cartoon artists and producers of free (co-)productions|
|Rights administered by VG Bild-Kunst||Levy on video devices, levy on blank video cassettes, video rental remuneration, retransmission royalty|
*Depending on their publishing activities, book publishers opt for membership of Professional Groups I or II.
Click here for more information on our professional groups.