Arts & Culture - Tailored Cover, Specialist Expertise

03 March 2020

Dublin, Fishamble Street, 13th April 1742, George Frideric Handel’s first public performance of his masterpiece The Messiah took place to an audience of around 700, the ladies present asked to refrain from wearing hoops in their dresses to allow for more space in the room. It was the artistic and cultural event of the year.

Ecclesiastical wasn’t around at the time, we didn’t arrive until 1887 but we have managed since then to provide tailored cover and specialist expertise to Arts and Culture organisations in Ireland and our partnerships with key stakeholders enable us to gain valuable insight into the risks and challenges the sector faces.

Our Arts and Culture policy is specifically designed for organisations that provide a platform for the enjoyment of artistic and social activities, beliefs, values and/or traditions. These include for example:

  • Theatres
  • Concert Halls
  • Non-commercial galleries
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Art house cinemas
  • Visitor centres
  • Model villages
  • Historic society's
  • Theatre production companies
  • Choirs
  • Opera companies

Our Arts and Culture product can be tailor-made to suit your client.

Product covers can include:

  • Buildings and contents
  • Loss of licence
  • Business Interruption
  • Equipment breakdown
  • Reputational Risk
  • Fine Art collections
  • Trustee & Management Liability
  • Money
  • Cyber
  • Legal expenses
  • Employers’ liability
  • Professional indemnity
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability
  • Fidelity guarantee
  • Public liability
  • Hirers’ liability

Culture 2025 – The Government Perspective

The Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht published its framework document “Culture 2025” wherein they set out their overarching vision and framework.

“It is a governing principle of Culture 2025 that everyone has the right to participate in the cultural and creative life of the nation”

A healthy cultural and creative life is important for both the individual and for society. Participation in cultural activities can enrich our lives. Providing opportunities for wider and richer cultural and creative participation can also contribute to community cohesion and reduce social exclusion and isolation, leading to more resilient and sustainable communities.

Culture 2025 speaks of Ireland’s culture in all its distinctiveness and variety as the well-spring of our identity as a people. It captures our past, shapes our present, and imagines our future. Our culture is proudly ancient and confidently modern.

Three fundamental principles govern Culture 2025:

  • Recognising the value of culture and creativity to the individual and society
  • Supporting creative practice and cultural participation
  • Cherishing our cultural heritage