Asking for Permission

Requests to Use Images

Information to Include

You may want to include a form at the bottom of your letter for your correspondent to complete and send back.  For example:

The end of a letter addressed directly to an artist or his/her heirs:

Permission granted to use (name of the material in question) in the manner described above.
Signature ______________________________ Date _______
Name(s) (printed) ________________________
Signature confirms that the person(s) indicated above own the copyright of the material in question.

The end of a letter addressed to an agency or service that represents or has obtained permission from the artist or his/her heirs:

Permission granted to use (name of the material in question) in the manner described above.
Signature ________________________________  on the behalf of (name of agency/service) Date ______
Name (printed)______________________________
Signature confirms that the company indicated above has been given proper authority to grant such permission by the copyright owner of the material in question.

The end of a letter addressed to a museum or gallery:

Permission granted to use (name of the material in question) in the manner described above.
Signature ______________________________ on the behalf of (name of museum/gallery) Date ______
Signature confirms that the institution indicated above owns the work(s) of art in question.