Public and General Liability Insurance and Personal Accident cover is offered to individual and sole trading Writers 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 including summary of terms and limits of cover
- Full Policy Documentation – General Liability
- Full Policy Documentation – Personal Accident
Application Rounds & Fees (Cover to 1 October 2023)
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. The link to the online application form is at the bottom of the page.
- Writers – engaged in activities associated with the art and craft of writing (Defamation is an excluded peril from the cover)
|Application Closing Date**||Policy Start Date||Cost||Coverage Time|
|25 September 2022||1 October 2022
New Policy Year
|25 October 2022||1 November 2022||$270||11 months|
|25 November 2022||1 December 2022||$260||10 months|
|20 December 2022||1 January 2023||$250||9 months|
|25 January 2023||1 February 2023||$240||8 months|
|25 February 2023||1 March 2023||$230||7 months|
|25 March 2023||1 April 2023||$215||6 months|
|25 April 2023||1 May 2023||$200||5 months|
|25 May 2023||1 June 2023||$175||4 months|
|25 June 2023||1 July 2023||$160||3 months|
|25 July 2023||1 August 2023||$145||2 months|
|25 August 2023||1 September 2023||$125||1 month|
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.
Teaching – Updated
This policy extends to include the activities of the Accredited Member when teaching or training adults. Members are now able to teach unlimited workshops to adult students. Where a Member is conducting workshop activities that involve children there is a limit of 12 workshops per year with 20 people 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 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. To apply for writers’ cover you will be required to upload the following supporting documents:
1. Statement of Professional Practice
This statement provides a brief summary of your professional practice i.e. outline of the professional activities this policy intended to cover(maximum 250 words).
2. Curriculum Vitae
For tips on writing your CV click here. The curriculum vitae should provide an up-to-date overview of your working history and include information such as education, training and previous employment (including volunteer activities if appropriate).
3. Proof of Professional Practice
This includes a maximum of three relevant, articles, reviews or promotional material that demonstrates your professional experience. Screenshots of your websites contents are acceptable; however website addresses are not considered documentation.
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 Membership Lead 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 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.