Public and General Liability Insurance and Personal Accident cover is offered to individual and sole trading Multi Disciplinary Artists 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.
- The Multi Disciplinary option is designed to allow artists to take out a selection of any/all the available professional arts coverage options through Flying Arts Accredited Membership.
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.
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. Please take the time to review each individual policy’s teaching limitations as they differ depending on the type of cover you have chosen. 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 workshop limits do not apply.
Joining as an accredited member gives you access to the Flying Arts Artist General Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Cover. As this is a multi-disciplinary application, you will need to provide evidence of your professional activities. You will be asked to provide this information during the application process. Information you may need to have ready includes:
- Artist Statement or Statement of Professional Practise
- Curriculum Vitae
- Examples of Artwork (if applicable)
- Proof of Professional Practice (if applicable)
- Professional Referees (if applicable)
You will only be required to provide one artist/professional statement and one CV for your application which outlines the scope of your activities.
Applications for Accredited Membership will be assessed by appointees of the Flying Arts Board 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 Board to become an ‘Accredited Member’ of Flying Arts. The Board will make the final decision on your application. If you have any issues with these requirements please call the Flying Arts Members 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 performed. 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 full range of member benefits is available to Flying Arts Members.