FAQ

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What can I do in the booth?
You can display your works freely in the set space of the three-sided booth panel, on which you can hammer nails or stick things directly. Although you may not draw paintings on the booth wall as an art expression, you may write down some characters or simple illustrations directly on the wall. If you stain paints on the floor or the carpet, please notice that you need to go back and pay in full to repair, so be careful. Also, please see that the booth panels will be discarded after the event, which cannot be brought out or sold.
If you have any preferences or inquiries about decorating your works on the booth, do not hesitate to contact us.
Can I change my entry details?
Once you have completed your entry, you cannot change it. However, in the unlikely event that the information is incorrect, if you wish to change it, please re-enter and notify us about your artist name and details of revision: desk@unknownasia.net. The old data and information will be discarded and updated.
After passing the screening, can I change my booth to a different size than I applied for when I entered?
The number of exhibitors is determined based on the information provided at entry. The booth size cannot be changed after passing the screening.
When will I know the results of the screening?
Judging will be conducted from Monday, July 4th to Thursday, July 7th, and the results will be announced by e-mail after Monday, July 11.
Please make sure that your mailer is set up to receive e-mails from desk@unknownasia.net.
Can I still enter after the application period has passed?
Entries received after the application period will not be considered. Many access may be expected just before the deadline for application. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible. Once you have entered, you can change your entry information after the deadline, so please apply earlier to avoid missing entries.
If I pass the screening, does that mean I have been selected to exhibit?
The exhibition will be confirmed when the payment of the exhibition fee is completed within the period indicated in the e-mail notification of acceptance. Please note that your participation is not yet confirmed when you have passed the screening. Please do not forget to complete the procedures within this period.
What should I do after I pass the screening?
You will be notified by e-mail that your application has passed the screening process, and you will also receive instructions on how to pay the exhibition fee.

Please follow the instructions and pay the exhibition fee by the deadline. If the payment is not confirmed within the deadline, the eligibility to exhibit will be canceled.
Tell me the specifications of the booth wall.
The specifications of the booth panels are plywood with finished processed paper affixed, and the wallpaper is applied in white or black. The plywood thickness is 2.5 mm, and 25 mm x 25 mm crosspieces are nailed at 60 cm intervals on the back of the plywood, making the panel 30 mm thick. Please hammer nails or hooks on the crosspieces when you display the artwork on the booth wall.
I don't know how to make an entry.
Please proceed to the entry form at the bottom of the entry page and fill out the necessary information to apply.
What are the benefits of exhibiting at UNKNOWN ASIA?
There are judges engaged in Asian countries and many reviewers from various industries such as galleries, publishing, fashion, advertising agencies, etc., who will offer you exhibitions or production requests from corporations at UNKNOWN ASIA. One of the art fair appeals is that you can feel close to the key people in the creative industry and visitors who enjoy your works and communicate with you actively. After exhibiting, many artists have taken advantage of UNKNOWN ASIA to become active. The suggestions from the key people will be an opportunity for you to improve your skills.
I made pre-entry, but I’m not sure to have completed an entry.
We will send an e-mail to notify the completion of entry for the artists who made pre-entry within a few days.
Can I choose the location of my booth?
The exhibitors cannot choose the locations of their booths. The Executive committee will decide on the overall site.
What kind of support can I receive until the screening?
We plan to hold portfolio reviews online, an opportunity to offer a personalized and direct critique of your works. We will help bring out the best in each artist through the portfolio review.
What is the difference between judges and reviewers?
Judges have mostly expertise and skills in the art field and offer creative chances for the exhibitors.
Reviewers will participate from art or designing industries, executives of private companies, producers of music industries, academic fields, and professionals. They will support the exhibitors by offering creative chances or purchasing the works.
Do I need to sell my work at the event?
You can participate in the event without selling.
If you sell your works, please consider in order not to have some troubles with the customers who will purchase your works. Please notice that the organization will not be responsible for some problems between exhibitors and customers. Be prepared for receipts or order forms as a record, preventing some troubles later
How much does it cost for the commission fee for the works sale?
The commission fee for the works sale will not be charged.
Please consider in order not to have some troubles with the customers who will purchase your works. Please notice that the organization will not be responsible for some problems between exhibitors and customers. Be prepared for receipts or order forms as a record, preventing some troubles later.
May I make sounds on the speaker?
You may make sounds on the speaker at the booth, but please refrain from making a loud volume of sound, preventing the exhibitors around you from communicating with visitors.
May I stick some leaflets on the booth wall?
You may stick anything you like, such as leaflets on the booth wall.
Can I perform such as live painting at the booth?
Although you may not draw paintings on the booth wall as an art expression, you may write down some characters or simple illustrations directly on the wall. If you stain paints on the floor or the carpet, please notice that you need to go back and pay in full to repair, so be careful. Also, please see that the booth panels will be discarded after the event, which cannot be brought out or sold.
If you have any preferences or inquiries about decorating your works on the booth, do not hesitate to contact us.