Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Seminar on Covering Your Assets

I received an email from the Nashville Arts & Business Council regarding an upcoming seminar on artists of all types protecting their assets in the even of an emergency. Given the floods of last May, tornadoes and the horrible disasters we are witnessing in Japan right now this seems like a timely topic, so I wanted to pass the information on:

Cover Your A's (Art, Assets, and Archives)
Emergency Preparedness for Artists 101

Were the May floods in Nashville a wake-up call for you? Can your
career sustain the losses of a flood, studio fire, tornado, or burst
water line? Did you know that most homeowner's and renter's insurance
does not cover losses or liability for your art business?

What: The Arts & Business Council's April Seminar
When: Saturday, April 9, 2011, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: The new auditorium in the Howard School Complex (700 Second Avenue South)
To attend: $15 (includes brunch and free copy of Studio Protector).
Register now. Attendance limited to the first 25 participants.

This workshop will help you get started in protecting your career from
losses from both natural disasters and individual emergencies. Most of
the preparedness steps involve a little time and little or no money.
We will have an insurance expert on hand to demystify the topic of
business insurance and to answer your questions, and an artist who was
affected by flood to share lessons learned from the experience. Craig
Nutt, an artist and Director of Programs of CERF+ ( Craft Emergency
Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources) will lead the session and
talk about emergency resources that are available to artists.
Participants will each receive a free copy of the Studio Protector:
The Artist's Guide to Emergencies®.

Presented in partnership with CERF+, Metro Nashville Arts Commission and Tennessee Association of Craft Artists with support from: Windgate Charitable Foundation, Nathan
Cummings Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

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