Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I've checked through the blogs, and I've found a couple of companies mentioned that I plan to contact, but I welcome any other suggestions on this topic. I'm interested in comparing a yearly insurance policy for art fairs against buying insurance for a single event.
Originally I contacted the agent who has our homeowner's policy and discovered that what State Farm offered was not only too expensive to be practical, but it also had a whopping deductible that pretty much made the policy pointless.
However, yesterday I was happily sitting behind my tent on a glorious autumn day when much to my horror, the tent behind me lifted up and started to roll backward in my direction. It was a tiny gust of wind that took it. My immediate reaction was to fling my arms out to protect the artwork in the back of my booth (naturally the expensive stuff!), with no thought to the fact that one of those pointy legs could just as easily have impaled me as knocked things over. Thankfully the stupid tent was stopped from blowing any further when it ran into a small sign and bush between our tents. I decided to revisit the insurance question seriously this time.
This was a lesson to the show coordinator who'd already had word with the artist about her sorry lack of weights. It won't happen ever again at this show. But other things can happen, and weights aren't the sole prevention of all issues. This is the second show I've been to in the past few months that has seen blowing tents.
So as long as there are idiots in the world, the rest of us need insurance, I guess. I welcome input and suggestions as to what companies to contact. I have looked into Specialty Insurance Agency and ACT Insurance Program. Any others?
Thanks in advance.