1 Based on AXA Business Insurance claims made between March 2017 and February 2018. Figures based on business insurance policies purchased direct through AXA Business Insurance online or over the phone.

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Art is more than a career choice; it’s a passion. Whether you’re into oil painting or ceramics, textiles or illustration – your work is your life. That’s why it’s important to protect your business –whatever form it takes. We’ll cover you for breaks, damages and accidents – taking into account your studio, artwork and materials – so there’s no need to cry over spilled paint.

Spend lots of time in your studio? AXA’s contents cover protects your stock and materials, in case the worst happens. Got specialist equipment, like a kiln or a loom? Choose our cover for expensive fixtures and fittings. We’ll also protect any art you’re exhibiting, covering up to £5,000 in case of theft or damage.

Public liability insurance will make sure that you’re insured against accidental damage or injury to others, when you’re showing or working with the public.

AXA’s flexible insurance will help you protect your business, employees, equipment and clients.

Artists' insurance FAQs

Why do I need insurance for my artist’s business?

Our insurance for artists can help protect you from any liability claims, damage, loss or theft you could face. If you do have any staff, our employers’ liability cover protects you and your employees. And if you suffer personal injury and are unable to work, we’re able to cover you for loss of earnings.

Does this policy provide insurance for exhibitions?

Yes, if you choose our contents cover. We’ll pay you for damage to your work that occurs within any building you’re exhibiting in, or if you’re travelling to or from the exhibition. The most we will cover is £5,000 for any one loss.

Does this policy cover my studio?

Yes, contents cover is available – and it applies to your studio and your materials. We can also extend this cover to your buildings.

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