On Jan 30, 2019, at 10:58 AM, Helen Lessick <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Hello Lauren and colleagues,The cost of GL coverage is high in our field, especially for artists working with small budgets.Check to see if Memphis participates in the SPARTA program (Special Events and Artisan, Tradesmen Contractors). It is not always a cheaper option, but is available to independent artists and artisans work with participating municipalities. https://www.2sparta.com/Another option is for an artist to be subcontracted through a third party, likely the site manager. A willing convention center or park could subcontract the artist, and add them to their GL policy, to ensure realization of the artwork.Despite what others have written, artists can get professional liability insurance coverage. I have carried it myself here in southern CA. Know it is crazy expensive coverage and will likely never pay a claim, but provides the client's legal dept. with a sense of security, especially for those of us working in public art policy interpretation and innovation, and with clients newer to public art.Good luck!Helen LessickLos AngelesContract a producing agent, such as aOn Wed, 30 Jan 2019 at 08:36, Lauren Kennedy <email@example.com> wrote:Good morning, everyone,We are looking into a different insurance structure where artists could possibly go through us for the professional and general liability insurance for public art projects. Do any of you have examples of a policy like this? We have found that the insurance requirements needed by the City of Memphis can be a real cost burden to artists over the life of a project, and wanting to make that a bit easier if possible.
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