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Arts and Media Insurance

Welcome to Hencilla Arts and Media Insurance

Hencilla Canworth are an insurance intermediary with a specialism in the arts.

Founded in 1981, Hencilla have a long history of arranging bespoke insurance solutions and pride themselves on the quality of their advice and the friendliness of their service.

Trading as First Act Insurance, Hencilla are the recommended insurance broker to Equity and have arranged the members’ suite of insurances since 1995. They are also the recommended insurance brokers to the Musicians Union and BECTU as well as more than a dozen other creative and performing arts trade associations.

We have a number of specially tailored and exclusive insurance products for individuals and organisations working in the arts, these include:

Showtime Performing Arts Insurance

Showtime Performing Arts Insurance is a bespoke insurance policy designed with the practitioners of the performance arts in mind. The policy has been created by us in conjunction with Hiscox Insurance.

Cover is available to individual performers or acts all the way up to large scale production companies working in theatre, dance, music and circus.

For further information, or to obtain an online quotation, please click here.

Media Freelance Insurance

An insurance product designed for freelance professionals working in the theatre, film and live events industry.

Cover is available for Public & Employers' Liability, Owned or Hired Technical Equipment, Business Contents / Buildings, Personal Accident and Professional Indemnity.

For further information, or to request a quotation, please click here.

Note: BECTU members automatically receive a circa 15% discount on our standard terms.

Artists Insurance Policy

Comprehensive insurance for practising visual and applied artists.

Available cover includes Artwork & Materials Insurance, Studio Contents / Buildings, Business Interruption and Employers' & Public Liability.

For further information, or to request a quotation, please click here.

Creative Freelance Insurance

An insurance product designed for freelance professionals working in the creative arts industry.

The policy provides £5m Public & Products Liability Insurance and £1m Professional Indemnity Insurance for a fixed premium.

To be eligible for this insurance you must be an Arts Organiser member of a-n The Artists Information Company.

For further information, or to request cover, please click here.

Other Arts & Media Insurance

In addition to our exclusive schemes, we have access to numerous additional insurance markets that cater for the arts and media sector. We are consequently able to arrange all forms of insurance depending upon your circumstances and requirements.

What we insure?

  • Public / Products Liability
  • Employers' Liability
  • Technical Equipment Insurance
  • Artists Insurance (including Artwork & Exhibition covers)
  • Gallery / Exhibition Insurance
  • Art dealers
  • Business Interruption
  • Event Cancellation & Abandonment Insurance (including Non-Appearance & Adverse Weather)
  • Film Producers Indemnity Insurance (including Film Materials)
  • Advertising Agents Indemnity (including Death & Disgrace) Insurance
  • Adverse Weather Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Directors & Officers Liability / Trustees Indemnity
  • Employment Law Protection
  • Group Business Travel Insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Legal Expenses Insurance

If you have an enquiry and would like to contact us please send your details to arts@hencilla.co.uk or media@hencilla.co.uk