I am an artist travelling into Europe for work, where do I find specialist performing arts insurance?
March 4, 2020
Is artist insurance easily available in Europe? If you’re a travelling performer, you may well have the question on your mind. It’s critically important to have the peace of mind of knowing you’re covered, even when you head out of the UK to perform. Today, Hencillia Canworth takes a closer look at performing arts travel insurance for those working in the EU.
Will Brexit affect me as a travelling performer?
If you’re a British artist travelling for work in Europe, within the EU territories, Brexit will have quite an effect on your work life. Previously, as part of the EU, freedom of movement was very easy, as was working in European spaces without hassle. Without being part of the EU, however, you can expect to see the need for visas and other regulatory requirements to come back into your field. The good news? Getting artist’s insurance for Europe won’t change much at all.
Is performing arts travel insurance important for me?
It certainly is! No travelling artist should be without the safety net and security provided by solid performing arts travel insurance. From little mishaps to ensuring your health and wellbeing while you’re working, it’s a key component of any performer’s arsenal. Think of it as ‘smoothing the bumps’ you may encounter as a working professional. Things that can be nuisances when travelling on holiday- like delayed flights, or misplaced luggage- can become disastrous when it’s your livelihood on the line. No matter how good you or your agent are at organising, you simply can’t plan for every contingency. That’s why performing arts travel insurance that has your back is key.
What does performing arts travel insurance do?
Performing arts travel insurance, at its heart, isn’t so different from normal travel insurance. You’ll still get comprehensive coverage of all the ‘common’ travel risks. Lost or stolen luggage or delayed flights won’t affect you! Cancellations (as for poor health or medical emergencies) will also be covered. You’ll also receive the peace of mind of knowing you’re covered even in the event of incurring medical costs while travelling.
You aren’t just a tourist, and you have a lot to lose if things go wrong. Your uniquely constructed travel insurance will ensure you always come out on top.
What could I expect from my policy?
Every policy is constructed a little differently, but the basics stay the same. We at Hencilla Canworth take great care to customise each policy to the unique needs of the artist, helping to keep your costs low without compromising on coverage. Travel to the EU, and internationally, can be covered, and we offer annual/multi-use policies for busy performers who are often abroad.
Many pre-existing medical conditions can be covered if you can meet the medical warranty, and we’re also willing to consider non-standard conditions if we can make arrangements through screening. Our policies also cover:
Losses due to delayed flights, adverse weather and cancelled trips
Death, disability and repatriation
Personal luggage cover
Your income and reputation are at stake. Isn’t it time you put yourself first, and ensured you have adequate travel insurance while you conquer the European circuit?
It’s ‘only’ Europe!
When it comes to the possibility of things going wrong, distance is not the way to judge it. At home, you likely know exactly how to access every service you may need, from a quick repair to your rig right through to heading to the local accident and emergency. The second you are off familiar ground, however, a lot of that safety net falls away. Although English is widely spoken as a second language worldwide, do you want to rely on the kindness of strangers if you’re feeling unwell or need help? Wouldn’t it be better to know you can instantly access the help you need the minute you need it?
That’s why performing arts travel insurance is key for your European artistic adventure. With that reassurance in your pocket, you’re free to enjoy the experience and focus on your art. No matter what your life on the road throws at you, your artist’s insurance will ensure you put on your best performance, every time.
Keen to get your coverage organised? Why not get in touch with Hencilla Canworth today, and get your performing arts travel insurance organised before your next big European adventure.