EVA, European Visual Artists G.E.I.E.
87 rue Prince royal
Chief Executive Name
Chief Executive Title
Chief Executive Email
Marie-Anne Ferry Fall
Vincent van den Eijnde
Policy and communication officer
EVA represents the interests of collecting societies for the visual arts at EU level. EVA was founded in 1997 by 9 societies and has today 28 members and observers. All member societies are collective management organisations for authors of visual works such as painters, sculptors, illustrators, designers, street artists, photojournalists and photographers. More than 130 000 authors are represented by its members. EVA’s objective is to improve the visual authors’ legal situation with a focus on authors’ rights. EVA is in regular contact with the institutions of the European Union and is an official observer of WIPO.
Year operations began
ADAGP (France), BILDRECHT (Austria), VG Bild-Kunst (Germany), HUNGART (Hungary), SIAE (Italy), VEGAP (Spain), SABAM (Belgium), SOFAM (Belgium), PROLITTERIS (Switzerland), PICTORIGHT (Netherlands), VISDA (Denmark), Bildupphovsrätt (Sweden), BONO (Norway), DACS (United Kingdom), KUVASTO (Finland), LITA (Slovakia), IVARO (Ireland), SPA (Portugal), GESTOR (Czech Republic), EAU (Estonia), LATGAA (Lithuania), AKKA-LAA (Latvia), MYNDSTEF (Iceland), OFA (Serbia), OOAS (Czech Republic), PHOEBE (Greece) SAIF (France) VISARTA (Romania).
- Continued work on the Artists Resale Right at WIPO level and via www.resale-right.org
- Active with regards to the implementation of the DSM directive.
- Work in the PLR International steering committee.
- EVA representative Dr Anke Schierholz, currently sitting on the IFRRO board has increased representation for visual authors within IFRRO.