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I've developed a dedicated page which is a Compendium of the companies providing Insurance Policies for artists and art collections in North America - the USA & Canada
You can find this at Insurance for Art and Artists in the USA & Canada.
It provides links to information about INSURANCE POLICIES for USA & Canada for:
PLUS: On the page I also include and recommend you READ BUSINESS INSURANCE Guidebook For Artists BY CERF+ (A Studio Protector Publication). This is an EXCELLENT GUIDE to what you need to know about business insurance for artists. Just click the link and download the PDF file to keep and read at your leisure.
My reason for creating this page is that I have known individual artists in the USA who have been hit by really terrible events - such as fire and tornado and flooding.
For example, eight years ago, back in early September 2011, very bad wildfires in Bastrop, Texas meant Carol Marine (Carol Marine's Painting A Day) and her husband David and son had to vacate their house very fast in the early afternoon. Her house and studio were subsequently burned to the ground. See
When we stood in the front street, we could see huge clouds of billowing smoke. There wasn’t even enough time for them to take more than their computers. I backed my car through their front yard and up to Carol’s studio, but we didn’t take anything more than a few small paintings of Carol’s. They lost all her art that filled their house.
Carol commented at the time
The good news is, we have fire insurance. I'm trying to think of more good news, but that's all I got.
I know that having proper insurance for your art business makes such a difference when trying to start again
I am not associated with any of the companies in the listing and get no benefit from it. It's very much a "public information" page (as much of this website is) and was one purely derived from:
I'll periodically review this - normally to check that all the links are still live!
However, I'd be more than happy to hear from you about your recommendations
if you have a recommendation based on a company you have used which:
I'm not particularly interested in hearing from companies recommending themselves unless they have a demonstrable and serious commitment to providing insurance for artists.
DISCLAIMER: One has to start somewhere when inviting insurance quotes - HOWEVER
Have you caught up with the need to rethink the packaging you use for sending your art to buyers/collectors?
In 2019, given the imperative to reduce the amount of plastic used for packing materials (and having watched how fast the supermarkets are converting their packaging), I'm started to develop more information on this page about Ecowrapping - recyclable and biodegradable packing materials on my webpage about Packaging Materials for artists shipping art.
These include products made by Eco-craft - which include clear biodegradable and/or compostable display bags for cards. Plus ecocraft send you samples if you want to check them out.
If you have info to share about new GREEN packaging products - which help meet the packaging needs of artists and craftspeople - please feel free to contact me. If a product is suitable for artists and/or is recommended by an artist who's been using it and likes it a lot then I'll probably add it to this page.
This post is relevant to any artist or art organisation that is collecting and sharing any personal data relating to any individual in the UK - irrespective of whether artist or art organisation or art society is based in the UK.
The Information Commissioner' Office for the UK has produced
You can also view a summary of the responses to initial consultation and some of the individual responses on our website.
The updated draft code is
This is a statutory code of practice made under section 121 of the Data Protection Act 2018. It is a practical guide for organisations about how to share personal data in compliance with data protection legislation.
What happens if we don’t comply with the code?
Below you can see the contents of the Code of Practice.
The transfer of databases or lists of individuals is a form of data sharing. This may include sharing by data brokers, marketing agencies, credit reference agencies, clubs and societies, and political parties. You are responsible for compliance with the law for the data you receive, and for data that is shared on your behalf. You must make appropriate enquiries and checks in respect of the data, including its source and any consent given.
If you want to be confident...
You can respond to the consultation via the online survey, or you can download the document and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The consultation closes on 09 September 2019;
NOTE: The Information Commissioner's Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
If you want to know whether your pricing strategy is 'on the money' or what to do if you having problems selling art - check out online auctions for:
This post is about:
It's not often you get an educational insight into just how much people like specific types of art i.e. when it comes to paying for it!
However auctions can potentially be an excellent way of:
READ ON to find out more about
There's an excellent Facebook Group for those artists who attend art fairs called "Art Fair Buddies". It's used essentially to provide:
This group is a collection of artists who want to share
It often involves long feedback posts when things do NOT go according to plan - or according to expectations based on representations by the organisers.
What follows is one such post by a chap whose Facebook Page is Mark Brighton Art. It's a good example of:
The letter BELOW relates to an operation called British Art Exhibitions run by Karl Percival who purports to be an advertising/promotions specialist.
It's followed by an update from Mark - although Mr Percival has not as yet contacted me.
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Katherine Tyrrell writes about art, artists and the art business and has followers all over the world. She also delivers workshops for art organisations and reviews websites and career strategies for artists.
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