When It Comes To Event Liability Insurance, Forewarned Is Forearmed

One of the most common questions I get from cultural entrepreneurs looking to start up a chamber group or related artistic effort is why they need event liability insurance (assuming they know about event liability insurance to begin with).

“Doesn’t the venue cover that?”

Adaptistration People 014They can, but most require renters to provide proof of insurance, but the good news here is obtaining event insurance isn’t as daunting a task as it may seem.

Joe Patti made this task even easier thanks to an article he published today at ArtsHacker.com that dives into this very issue. He provides several sources for not only learning more about event insurance, but where you obtain quotes.

So for if you want to stay ahead of the curve and prevent unforeseen costs from eating into your profit margin, you’ll want to bookmark Patti’s article. In this case, forewarned is most definitely forearmed.

Read What’s Up With Event Liability Insurance?

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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