Circus & Aerial Arts

Circus & Aerial Arts

We Are Your Safety Net

In conjunction with the American Youth Circus Organization/American Circus Educators (AYCO/ACE), Borden Perlman has developed a specialty insurance program for circus and aerial arts organizations, and currently there are over 75 studios, schools, and non-profits around the country that are insured through this program. See below for prerequisites and additional detail on the comprehensive program designed to protect your business, your employees, your participants, and you. 


  • Compliance with all relevant legal codes applicable to your operations
  • Written and readily accessible emergency plan
  • Studios with aerial activities:
    • Inspection logs
      • New organizations: a system in place for recording equipment inspection
      • Established organizations: written equipment logs for the last year of activities
    • Aerial rigging system designed or approved by a Qualified Person (per OSHA definition)
    • Appropriately qualified staff responsible for inspecting and maintaining equipment

Additional detail:

Basic Coverages Included

• Property
• General Liability
• Sexual Abuse & Molestation
• Professional Liability
• Hired & Non-Owned Auto Liability
• Workers' Compensation
• Accident/Excess Medical

Target Classes

• Studio organizations with at least 1 physical location offering classes, workshops, camps, etc. interacting with over 100 unique students annually 
• Large performance-based organizations with $250,000+ in annual revenue

Ineligible Classes

• Individual instructors or performers
• Small performance-based organizations with less than $250,000 in annual revenue
• Studios that have been in business for less than 3 years
• Fire activities
• Animal Activities

Minimum Account Premium

• $10,000

Initial Information Required

• Completed application - available upon request
• Loss runs (5 years; currently valued)
• Description of all disciplines you teach/practice
• Participant waiver
• Safety/Operating manual

If you feel that your operations are in line with what our program offers and all requirements are met, please Contact us today to learn more.

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