Insurance for Artist Managers & Literary Agents

Insurance for Artist Managers & Literary Agents

Have you been paying lip service to insurance? Now’s the time to engage!

The business of managing artists and authors’ careers involves some major implications for insurance, and many non-specialist insurers have fixed (and inaccurate) ideas about the industry. By supporting managers and agents with specialist cover and sound risk management advice, La Playa can help you do a great job.

Managing talent can present a very specific set of risk exposures - and now your digital and online risks can expose you globally. At La Playa, we're passionate about the arts and creative industries - many of us are practitioners and active consumers; in fact La Playa founded the first ever corporate art collective!

Why work with a specialist broker?

  1. We understand the risks and pressures you face - we speak your language
  2. You'll get the right cover where you need it - and NOT where you don't
  3. You'll feel supported with expert advice to help you make the right insurance decisions
  4. Our specialist 'umbrella' policices are designed to prevent gaps and expensive duplications between policies

What if...

  • Your client is injured during a tour?
  • Relations break down between your company and a client?
  • Your data is corrupted?
  • You find yourself liable for legal costs through a client contract clause?

We can help with:

  • Property: computers, audio visual equipment, offices
  • Business Interruption: protects income streams during physical and technological disruptions (fire, flood, power & telecommunications failure)
  • General Liabilities: cover for compensation payments arising from damage to third party property or personal injury
  • Employers Liabilityfor injury and illness to employees and freelancers
  • Professional Liabilities: helping to defend you against allegations of libel, slander, infringement of copyright, breach of confidentiality
  • Directors & Officers Liability: protecting decision-makers against alleged mismanagement of the organisation
  • Travel & Touring: trip cancellation, medical expenses, passport replacement, loss of baggage
  • Specialist Cancellation Insurance: cover against financial loss as a result of cancellation, abandonment, postponement or re-scheduling of an event. As an artist manager, you can opt to insure your highest earning artists with a “friends and family” type policy – entirely flexible and designed to cover areas where your income is most vulnerable - without breaking the bank.  Some problems are worth losing sleep over.  We believe insurance isn’t one of them. More >>
  • Key person insurance - protecting your organisation's future
  • Employee Benefits - pensions and benefits to help you attract & retain top talent

We understand you so well, we'll complete the form for you if you prefer! Let's talk... Premiums start at £560.

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“Thank you so very much for this [and] for providing such a professional service”

Mandy S.


Ready to work with us?

You can call us to talk more about your business on +44 (0)1223 200650 or +44 (0)20 3865 0149

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About La Playa Arts & Entertainment

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Specialist & Independent

The arts present a very specific set of risk exposures – and now your digital and online risks can expose you globally. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your organisation.

Our exclusive portfolio policies can help streamline costs, and we’ll always help you stay ahead of the game in managing risk. The show must always go on - insurance isn’t just about processing a claim, it’s about thinking laterally to solve challenges and problems fast.

At La Playa, we’re passionate about the arts and creative industries – many of us are practitioners and active consumers; in fact, La Playa founded the first ever corporate art collective!

In-house IFA

We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof

Advice You Can Trust

…from an expert who understands you

  • Specialist insurance for entertainment and the arts
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture
  • Seamless insurance across UK and US

Premiums start from £560 inclusive of IPT

What does “Boutique Service” actually mean?
La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge means:

  1. A dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time
  2. Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
  3. As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
  4. A discreet and complimentary appraisal* of your property to assess the risks and ensure you have the right cover where you need it
  5. An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
  6. Careful monitoring of the insurers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
  7. An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and, importantly, why
  8. Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analysed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies 
  9. An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes and territories
  10. Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
  11. Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
  12. Direct phone, mobile and email access to your adviser for questions and advice. We aim to respond to emails within 60 minutes
  13. Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
  14. An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running; driving through to a swift and fair financial settlement

Oh, and...

  • No call centres
  • No ‘hold’ music
  • No hidden fees

*subject to availability with our insurer panel


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