Kansai Art Beat FAQ

Thank you for using Kansai Art Beat.

These FAQ provide information on how to publish your event and venue listings on Kansai Art Beat. After reading over the following details, please send us your art event information.

KAB is run by a passionate and hardworking team, including many volunteers, who strive to publish information on as many events as possible. However, since our team is small we regret that we cannot take individual inquiries by telephone. We do read all emails sent to us, but please be aware that in principle it is not possible to respond individually to them.

Publication of Event Information - General

What are the basic criteria for event listings on KAB?

  • Are there any criteria for the events that get published?

    If your event is happening in the Kansai area, and is an art or design event, then it is very possible that it can be published on KAB. However, a lot depends on whether the event venue is already listed on KAB or not.

    We also have to make judgments based on the timing of when we receive the event information (e.g. just before the event starts or if the event has already started, etc.), the type of event it is, and the event’s duration, and so on.

    For events that are just about to start or that have already started, there are situations where we can respond quickly, but the structure of our technical system also can make it difficult to publish some events. There are also cases where we are not able to publish listings of events such as auctions, one-day only events, and lectures, seminars or talks with limited numbers of participants, and so on.

    <Example 1>
    The venue is already listed on KAB and the type of event is art or design.
    - It is very likely that we can publish listing information on this event.

    <Example 2>
    The event is happening at a venue that regularly has many art-related events but is not yet listed on KAB.
    - Since it takes additional time to register the venue’s information, there may be cases where we cannot publish a listing of the event.

    <Example 3>
    The venue is not yet listed on KAB and it runs only a small amount of art-related events.
    - Unfortunately, for art events happening at this kind of venue we may not be able to publish the information.

  • Does it cost money to have an event listed?

    Publication of event information is free of charge.

  • When is event information published?

    For events judged suitable for publication, listings are published typically about one week prior to the event.

  • I searched for an event using the search engine but I cannot find it. I don’t understand if it was published or not.

    It can take two or three days before the information shows up in search engines. Please also be aware that we are unable to respond to inquiries about publication.

  • I would like to have a dance, performance or music event listed on KAB. Is this possible?

    Since KAB operates as an information portal focusing mostly on art and design events, there may be cases where we cannot publish information on other kinds of events.

  • Can KAB contact me to let me know my requested event listing was published?

    Please be aware that in principle we cannot respond to individual emails requesting event information listings.

  • Can I make inquiries by telephone?

    Due to the limits of our resources, please refrain from making inquiries by telephone.

Requesting your event to be published on KAB

  • I’ve checked the criteria above for what kinds of events are published on KAB. What should I do to get my event listed?

    Please the information below.

  • Please write the title of your email as follows: “MONTH/DATE (Start Date) XXX (Venue) Request Event Listing”.
  • Please be aware that we may abbreviate or make editorial changes to event summary texts.
  • Please include information on the exhibition theme, art media, style and any other main points.
  • In the text of the email, please include the following:
    Exhibition/event summary text (Japanese and English, if available)
    Duration/Period
    Participating artist names (Japanese, English)
    Event image (as attached file: JPG, 200KB)
  • How long does it take for my event to be published?

    For events judged suitable for publication, listings are published typically about one week prior to the event.

  • Until when can I send information by email?

    Please send it by up to two weeks prior to the start of the event.

  • Can I make inquiries by telephone?

    Due to the limits of our resources, please refrain from making inquiries by telephone.

  • Can KAB contact me to let me know my requested event listing was published?

    Please be aware that in principle we cannot respond to individual emails requesting event information listings.

    (Please check the basic criteria for event listings.)

Checking the event information you sent to KAB

Corrections to Event Information

Revising information already published or requested to be published

  • I want to correct the information on my already-published event.

    Please the corrections or changes you would like to make, clearly showing the current text/information and the new version.

Venue Listings - New

Criteria for venue listings

  • What are the basic criteria for publication?

    KAB deals with venues in the Kansai area. Please send in your venue information along with finalized event information.

    Galleries and art spaces with many frequent art-related events may take some time to be listed on KAB, though we try to prioritize publication. However, due to the large volume of requests that KAB receives, we are unable to promise whether your requested information will be published or when. Also, please be aware that we usually cannot respond individually to requests.

    Unfortunately, for venues with few or infrequent art-related events, it is possible that we may be unable to publish your information.

  • Does it cost money to have a venue listed?

    Publication of venue information is free of charge.

Requesting your venue to be published on KAB

  • I’ve checked the basic criteria for art venues above. How can I get my venue information published?

    Please send your venue information to this email address:

  • In the title of your email please write: "NAME (Venue)"
  • In the main text of the email, please include the following:
    Venue name (Japanese, English)
    Summary of the venue (history, goals etc.) up to 400 characters (Japanese, English if available)
    A photograph or image of the outside of the space (as attached file: JPG, 200KB)
    Gallery artists (Japanese, English)
    Opening times (days open/closed, opening hours etc.)
    Entrance fee
    Postal code
    Address
    Telephone number
    Email address of person in charge
    Official website
    Access information (train lines, station, station exit, walking distance from station in minutes)
    Current event press release

Checking the venue information you sent to KAB

  • I sent information on my new venue but I haven’t received a reply.

    Unfortunately, KAB does not have the resources to respond to individual email requests.

  • I've found an error in the published venue information.

    Please the corrections or changes you would like to make.

Corrections to Venue Information

Revising venue information already published or already requested to be published

  • The basic venue/gallery information (gallery name, address, telephone number etc.) has changed and I want to update the information on KAB.

    Please the changes you would like to make.

Other

Advertising FAQ

  • I want to advertise on KAB.

    Thank you for considering advertising on KAB. We are a non-profit organization and we receive most of our income through advertising. By advertising on KAB you are helping to sustain an invaluable service for Kansai’s art and design world.

    Please for further details to place ads on our website and apps. We can suggest advertisement spaces, plans, price estimates, and more.

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