Artists, crafters, & tradesmen insurance blog

ACT Presents: Paulius Jankevicius, Photographer

ACT Presents: Paulius Jankevicius, Photographer

Every artist has an inspiration. At ACT, we make it our top priority to help you pursue your passion for art and offer vendor insurance for different types of artists, including photographers*. Within our own company, we try to facilitate artistic success among our own employees. We caught up with photographer and ACT web developer, Paulius Jankevicius, who has travelled across continents to capture some of the world’s most breathtaking vistas and skylines. He told us about his passions; family, photography, and travel. The Pursuit of Natural Wonders Paulius and his wife, Simona, were drawn to Utah's rocky mountain landscape, and decided to call it home. “I’m from Lithuania, but I’ve always liked to travel. I particularly wanted to visit the western United States,... Read more

Event Administrators: Keep Your Vendors from Putting You at Risk

Event Administrators: Keep Your Vendors from Putting You at Risk

ACT Insurance provides industry-leading arts and crafts vendor insurance. By offering both annual and event plans, ACT is looking out for you as event administrators as well as your vendors. While our plans are specific to vendors, we’ve prioritized working with event administrators in order to give them peace of mind by making sure vendors add you as an additional insured. If you’re an event administrator, organizer or director, you have a full slate of tasks. Requiring artists and crafters to carry vendor insurance should be one of them. At ACT Insurance, we make the process to sign up vendors as simple and easy as possible. Why Should You Be Interested? It doesn’t take a disaster on a grand scale to ruin an event. Something as innocuous as an attendee stumbling in a vendor’s bo... Read more

The Business of Being an Arts and Crafts Vendor

The Business of Being an Arts and Crafts Vendor

Odds are, you became an arts or crafts vendor because you have passion and skill for your trade. This allows you to use your talent to achieve a level of professional independence that is absent in other careers. The reality of turning a hobby into a career, however, is that you must combine your passion and skill with business acumen, such as purchasing the right vendor insurance. If you’re serious about being an arts and crafts vendor, you’ll need to master the business side of the equation. You may not have as much passion for taxes as you do for being an artist, but without this knowledge, your capability to effectively sell your goods will be severely limited. As an arts and crafts vendor, you’ll need to master three things: State Taxes Income Taxes Vendor Liability In... Read more

5 Reasons Why Jewelry Makers Need Insurance

5 Reasons Why Jewelry Makers Need Insurance

We are in the heat of festival and fair season, and if you're a jeweler who is selling or planning to sell your jewelry at these events, you need to protect yourself and your business. Here are five reasons you need jewelry maker insurance from Artists, Crafters, and Tradesmen insurance (ACT). 1) Event Insurance May be Required Many shows, fairs, and festivals will require you to have an insurance policy before you can even sign up for the event. This is usually to protect the event from potentially negligent actions of vendors. Many times, the event director will request that you send them proof of insurance and name them as an additional insured. ACT makes this simple. When you purchase an ACT policy, you have free, unlimited additional insureds. Simply provide ACT the contact i... Read more

ACT and EZ-Renew: What You Need To Know

ACT and EZ-Renew: What You Need To Know

It's been about a year since Artist, Crafters, and Tradesmen insurance (ACT) gave you the option to have your Annual Policy automatically renew. Most likely you signed up for EZ-Renew at checkout, but you may have enabled it through your dashboard after purchase. To ensure your EZ-Renewal goes smoothly, here are some things to remember. 1) Reminder Emails You will be getting reminder emails that your policy is about to renew. The first email will be sent out seven days before your policy is scheduled to renew, and the second email is your last reminder before your policy renews the following day. When you get these emails, it is crucial that you visit your dashboard and confirm your information. 2) Check Your Information The first thing you will want to do is check and make... Read more

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ACT INSURANCE
(Artists, Crafters, & Tradesmen)
260 South 2500 West Suite 303
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
P: 844.520.6991
info@actinsurance.com

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Stacey B. - Maine

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