Public and General Liability Insurance and Personal Accident cover is offered to individual and sole trading Visual Artists, Designers, Craft Practitioners, Curators, and Registrars who are engaged in activities related to professional practice. The Accredited Membership and Insurance Policy runs from 1 October to 1 October on a pro rata basis. Join after October and receive a pro rata rate on fees.
Is this cover is right for you?
Please ensure you read the policy documentation which outlines the scope of cover, exclusions of cover and the full set of terms and conditions.
- Scope of Cover – What you are covered for
- Policy Summary
- Full Policy Documentation – General Liability
- Full Policy Documentation – Personal Accident
Application Rounds & Fees (Cover to 1 October 2018)
Applications are generally received and processed on a monthly basis. Below is a table outlining the upcoming policy start dates, fees (includes membership and insurance) and the closing date for applications for each round. Policies can be taken out outside of these rounds with a two business day turn around however an administrative surcharge will apply. The link to the online application form is at the bottom of the page.
- Visual artists, designers, craft practitioners, curators, and registrars engaged in activities related to professional practice.
- Installers and Conservators coverage available as well and can be selected in the application form. This is an extension of cover on top of the visual artists, designers, craft practitioners, curators, and registrars cover at no extra cost. Please see the Installers and Conservators page for more details.
Application Closing Date**
Policy Start Date
25 September 2017
1 October 2017
New Policy Year
25 October 2017
1 November 2017
25 November 2017
1 December 2017
20 December 2017
1 January 2018
25 January 2018
1 February 2018
25 February 2018
1 March 2018
25 March 2018
1 April 2018
25 April 2018
1 May 2018
25 May 2018
1 June 2018
25 June 2018
1 July 2018
25 July 2018
1 August 2018
25 August 2018
1 September 2018
* If you require cover to be arranged out of round a surcharge of $30.00 applies. Members using Mac computers will have to use a browser other than Safari to complete the online form.
Cancellation of Membership and Insurance
Members who wish to cancel their policy can do so, however refunds are not available. Please be sure that this is the policy that you are wanting to take out when you put in your application. You must maintain an accredited membership to use your insurance so cancelling your membership will invalidate your insurance should you wish to continue to use this.
This policy extends to include the activities of the Accredited Member when teaching or training students. Where a Member is conducting workshop activities to pass on skills and supplement their income under their own name, there is a limit of twelve workshops per annum with a maximum of 10 persons per class. Where a Member is engaged as an artist in residence by a school or engaged by local authorities or other organisations where they are working on community projects or training a group/s in arts or crafts, the limits do not apply.
Joining as an accredited member gives you access to the Flying Arts Artist General Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Cover. For those wanting visual arts cover you will be required to upload the following supporting documents:
1. Statement of Professional Practice (Artist Statement)
For tips for writing your statement of professional practice/artist statement click here. This statement provides a brief summary of your practice. It must be a maximum 250 words, and may include:
- products you produce/ mediums you work in
- themes/creative vision driving your practice
- markets you produce for (commissions, exhibitions, retail etc)
- relevant activities you are undertaking (teaching your craft etc) and how frequent
- what environment you work in (in a studio, from home etc)
- any specific proposed projects you are going to be involved in (ie. The NEIS Program)
2. Curriculum Vitae
For tips on writing your CV click here. The curriculum vitae should provide an up-to-date overview of your practice, and include information such as professional development (education and training), exhibitions, and commissions.
3. Five Digital Images of your work
These images should be small JPEG files detailing the title of the artwork, medium and date produced. There must be a minimum of 5 images otherwise your application will not be accepted.
4. Proof of Professional Practice
This includes a maximum of three relevant catalogues, articles, reviews or promotional material that demonstrates your professional experience. Screenshots of your websites contents are acceptable, however website addresses are not considered documentation. You can provide any documentation here that demonstrates that you have a professional practice.
Applications for Accredited Membership will be assessed by appointees of the Flying Arts Committee of Management. They will assess your application for evidence of a high level of professional presentation and check that you have met all accreditation requirements. Once these criteria have been met you will be recommended to the Committee to become an ‘Accredited Member’ of Flying Arts. The Committee will make the final decision on your application. If you have any issues with these requirements please call Flying Arts Membership Coordinator Paul on 07 3216 1322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure you are covered for any claims arising from incidents/accidents that may have occurred in the past, you must have a current policy. You will not be covered for historical clams if your policy has lapsed.
If a claim is made against an artist it is the policy in place at the date of the claim that will respond to the claim, not the policy in place at the time the work was produced. In the case of Professional Indemnity and Products Liability insurance in particular, it is essential that continuity of cover be maintained until the practice believes that the risks arising from its past work are negligible (notionally 5- 7 years).
A range of member benefits is available to Flying Arts Members.