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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
Four brand NEW Tax Tips pages
The Tax Tips section of my website now have DEDICATED COUNTRY PAGES for tax tips relevant to each of the countries covered
These pages are:
These are all pages which are a work in progress and I will continue to add information them as I come across it and/or issues arise from topical issues online (the latest being tax on the prizes that artists receive - which I'm currently investigating!)
A cautionary note
PLEASE NOTE: Any advice provided comes with absolutely no liability whatsoever. My advice is neither definitive nor professional. Given the size and scope of this site I do NOT warrant that:
The reason for this is I am not doing this professionally. As with all the content on this website, the law and regulations change all the time and it's very easy to get out of date if you are not doing it full-time.
YOU are in charge of your tax affairs. I RECOMMEND you pay a properly accredited professional for accountancy or tax advice IF:
Bottom line, I retired as a professionally qualified accountant when I retired. I know enough to know some of the important issues you need to address. However, these days I'm just doing my best to pull together 'pointers' to issues you may need to consider and some of the places online where you can maybe find the answers to any questions you may have.
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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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