How do I become a member?

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.

Three professional groups

Professional Group I
Members*Visual artists, for example painters, sculptors
Rights administered by VG Bild-KunstResale 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-KunstRetransmission royalty, copying royalty, library royalty, press review royalty, reading circle royalty
Professional Group III
MembersDirectors, cameramen and women, cutters, film architects/ set designers, costume designers, cartoon artists and producers of free (co-)productions
Rights administered by VG Bild-KunstLevy 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.