Public liability insurance will help protect you from legal claims should there be an injury or accident, and contracts or letters of agreement are vital to avoid misunderstandings and later legal costs. Prevention is easier – and cheaper – than potentially very costly litigation. Sample contracts for exhibiting artists, sales, property, loans and commissions can be found in Artlaw by art legal specialist Henry Lydiate. The Society for All Artists provides insurance for exhibitions for its members and public liability insurance for Gold members. an - the artists information company provides artwork and public liability insurance to subscribers of their AiR scheme.
There are a number of legal considerations when opening any space into which members of the public are invited.