I've just been updating my Insurance for Art and Artists page for the 1,000 year flood in Houston.
Those who already know it, will know that I do case study features to show what happens when the "these things always happen to somebody else - not me" event actually happens! The case studies feature
The situation in Houston
What's really interesting is that most of art museums seem to have learned the lesson from Superstorm Sandy - which saw art galleries in the Chelsea area of New York flooded and lots of stock lost and the galleries closed for a significant time while plaster and floors were ripped out and the interior was reinstated.
The art groups seem to have thought through what to do. Or have moved very fast since. There's now an Emergency Resources for Artists in Houston Google Spreadsheet that can be found here
Not so the artists. I've seen a number on social media who have lost their studios - and never ever anticipated they would be affected by flooding. Sadly I gather some/many are also not insured for flooding.
Has your art group thought about to respond to an emergency?
The time to think about how best to respond to an emergency is BEFORE it happens. It's called "risk management".
Will your studio survive a major flood?
Have you thought what you would do if your studio was destroyed along with your equipment, materials and stock of artwork?
Do you insure your art business for unexpected and catastrophic events?
Have you even thought about you might need to insure for? (You may be surprised).
I RECOMMEND you have
I'm currently developing a new section on Art Business Information for Artists to make room for all the tips I've developed and collected about
The name keeps changing but it's essentially about stepping up to the reality of what it takes to become a successful artist. It's about:
plus two topics I've recently posted about on Making A Mark.
This is essentially about being an artist and
Topics will include
This is about real life and professional business practices for artists.
Art is not all about making art. There's a lot of routine which you need to make time for and which need to be followed if you aren't going to be wasting your time and living and working and storing your art in a complete mess. Plus professional practices which can make a difference between being a successful artist and an "also ran".
Topics will include:
LEARNING & Continued Professional Development
Topics will include
"I want to thank you hugely for such a very useful and shrewd report and for all the time and thought you have put in. I agree with virtually every point you make and recognise the need to address a lot of the issues"
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Reading through articles about taxes for artists, they all assume that the primary income comes from the sale of art (paintings, etc.)
By law you are required to tell HM Revenue & Customs about any income that is not fully taxed, even if you are not sent a tax return.
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