Liable in a public spaceAuthor: will | Filed under: kerfulle, pink for October, pinkforoctober
I’m trying to see if I can get the Pink for October Ireland project running with publicity for September 20. In Cork at least… more on that, see below.
Trying. Having trouble getting the domain I want due to user account isues and only being able to get online long after office hours are over.
And I’ve had a new problem presented before me.
In order to have the photographers meet the models in a public space, I’ll need to complete a “Form PS” off the Roads and Transportation Directorate of Cork City Council. This is the licence to use a public area for an activity or event. If you want to have this event in your city, you’ll need a similar form off your local council. I’m applying for Cork.
However, in order to do this event, legally, you need to have public liability insurance for a minimum of €2.5 million for a single incident.
Somehow I don’t think such cover comes cheap.
Without the cover, no approval (or so it seems) and without the approval, well …
- no publicity which means
- few if any models which means
- not much of a point
And its not just Cork. If there are going to be nationwide events, cover will be needed for every meeting venue. And this is a bunch of people getting together (a photo-walk essentially), not a club or society. So there are no funds to use for this.
I will be asking the council nicely, but I don’t know if its possible right now.
Is there a way around this? Any advice or suggestions?
update September 3 2008. The 2008 Pink for October Ireland portraits won’t be happening. Details in this post.