The creation, ownership, disposal, damage, sale or loss of an artwork can give rise to a variety of disputes. In addition, there are a number of circumstances where your artwork and liability to the public should be considered.
Deciding upon the correct level and type of insurance policy is vital. This includes the need to insure your work when entering it for any type of exhibition, including during transit and possibly even in the gallery.
The majority of competitive group exhibitions will have exclusion clauses incorporated into the entry form; rather than enter into a discussion with organisers as to whether such clauses are enforceable it would be better to rely upon your own insurance arrangements. This then leaves your insurers to pursue any individual, gallery or organiser that damages your work, instead of having that responsibility yourself.
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