Insurance

Insurance

Small business owners and self employed makers often do not have access to affordable insurance plans as individuals. Membership with Craft Ontario gives you access to exclusive insurance rates and plans specifially for people in the arts! See available covergae options below.

Craft Show Exhibitor

The Craft Show Exhibitor Insurance Program, brokered by HUB International for over 15 years, offers craft show exhibitors a hassle-free online application, payment process, and policy coverage:

    • Property and liability coverage for multiple shows all under one annual policy, whether you participate in 1 show or 100 shows.
    • $2,000,000 - $5,000,000 general liability (depending on the limit requested) and $25,000 property insurance for the duration of your time at the show.
    • Sublimits of $2,500 per item/$25,000 per loss for Jewellery and Fine Arts; and extra property insurance coverage can easily and affordably be added.
    • Your property is covered for "all risks" while at the show and while moving to and from the show.
    • Efficient claims handling through Travelers Canada 24 hour claims hotline.

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Coverage Details

 

Self-Promotion Loan
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This program is for arts professionals that find themselves in a position where change is essential. You may be a visual or craft-based artist undertaking a new community installation that requires a budget beyond your individual means, or you could be a maker taking a trip to another city to exhibit your work.

The Creative Arts Credit Union is a financial institution designed exclusively to meet creative practitioners needs.

Creative Arts can also structure a personal line of credit to help you meet your business goals.
Our Self-Promotion Loan is available as a line of credit — of $5,000 or more — for qualified borrowers. For members who want the discipline of a fixed repayment schedule, you can choose from levels of monthly payments to retire the drawn balance over a three-year term.

Apply online or phone 416. 642. 6749 or toll free: 877-643-3660

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Health & Dental

Two plan options available: Standard or Comprehensive, starting as low as $80. Both include the following:

 

Prescription Drug Dental Extended Health Care
Group Term Life & Accidental Death Travel Medical Member & Family Assistance Program

 

The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is offered to Craft Ontario members by AFBS, a not-for-profit insurance provider owned by performers and writers. AFBS is a Member-owned, not-for-profit, federally incorporated insurance company that has been operating since 1975. AFBS has proudly underwritten the Arts & Entertainment Plan® since November 1, 2011. 

Enroll online or contact the Arts & Entertainment Plan administrator at AFBS for more information and don't forget to provide your Craft Ontario member number! 

Plan Options PDF   Standard Plan PDF   Comprehensive Plan PDF

 

1-800-387-8897 ext 238
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Home, Auto, Property, Business & Studio 

Through Craft Ontario's partnership with HUB International Members have access to competitive rates on the following insurance types administered by AFBS:

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Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.