Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is ArtMatters.Info?
ArtMatters.Info is a FREE-to-access non-religious and non-political JOURNALISTIC public website, e-letter and magazine that flaunts creativity in Africa, the African Diaspora and good practice globally. It also carries events diary, multi-media file gallery, profiles, classifieds and related links. Based on humanist principles, ArtMatters.Info is opposed to any form of discrimination.
What area does ArtMatters.Info cover?
Though ArtMatters.Info was conceived with the aim of reporting on Kenya and ‘political’ East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania), it now covers eastern and southern Africa, the Indian Ocean islands, Africa, the African Diaspora, and good practice globally, in that order.
How does ArtMatters.Info report on Africa?
ArtMatters.Info seeks, identifies and showcases creativity in art, installation, sculpture, books, music, dance, film, video, television, fashion, beauty pageantry, puppetry, storytelling, theatre, travel, entertainment, leisure and lifestyle in Africa, African Diaspora and good practice globally. In a word, ArtMatters.Info is exclusively devoted to the artistic and intellectual expression and creative achievements and aspirations in Africa.
How does ArtMatters.Info differ from the many blogs that abound online?
Though running on the modern information communications technology backbone, ArtMatters.Info is a professional JOURNALISTIC media organization adhering to professional standards, ethics and values of Accuracy, Fairness, and Objectivity. Every effort is made to ensure that any information we provide is accurate, fair and objective before publication.
How has the focus of ArtMatters.Info changed since its founding in 2001?
ArtMatters.Info has widened its scope by now including issues on education, technology, business, sport, religion, tourism, awards, festivals, heritage, children, youth, women and, of course, politics!
What is the goal of ArtMatters.Info?
The goal of ArtMatters.Info is to enlighten humanity about eastern and southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands region in the hope of creating understanding and bringing about collaboration between Africa and the rest of the world for socio-cultural and economic development.
Why does ArtMatters.Info highlight creativity through journalism?
ArtMatters.Info is committed to uplifting the standards of the arts and culture in eastern and southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands through journalism, audiovisual media and related sectors. By covering cultures and talents in Africa and showcasing them on a world platform, ArtMatters.Info encourages and promotes creativity throughout the continent and the world.
When was ArtMatters.Info mooted?
ArtMatters.Info was conceived, designed and came into being in December 2001 as ArtOnLine. The initiative was formalised on March 18, 2002 as ArtMatters.Info.
Why was ArtMatters.Info founded?
ArtMatters.Info was founded out of the realisation that existing print and electronic media had neglected the intellectual expression and lifestyle issues in preference for political and economic matters which, though important, are not necessarily the centre of life.
Who uses ArtMatters.Info?
But first, who uses ArtMatters.Info?
Users of this website include but are not limited to creative and cultural entrepreneurs, policy makers, funding agencies and trusts, travel agents, tourists, diplomats, investors, academics, governmental and inter-governmental organisations, promoters, arts foundations, cultural agencies, archivists, educationists, trainers, publicists, journalists, critics, students, musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers, fine artists, designers, sculptors, models, information-seekers and other decision-makers worldwide.
How has ArtMatters.Info become the reference point on arts and lifestyle in Africa?
Without pandering to tokenism, ArtMatters.Info brings out independent, in-depth and objective analyses of the regional arts and culture information from a journalistic viewpoint aimed at educating, informing, persuading, entertaining and flaunting African creativity.
Does ArtMatters.Info run any skill-development programme?
ArtMatters.Info runs an internship programme that mentors young journalists, media students and talented children and youth in arts and cultural journalism on both short term basis and through cultural festivals. Mentorship programmes targeting students in media schools in eastern Africa are held in the ArtMatters.Info Nairobi premises and through hands-on practical workshops for arts journalists and critics.
How reliable is ArtMatters.Info?
ArtMatters.Info has carved itself a niche as eastern Africa’s premier critical arts and culture portal relied on even by reputable international media organisations for her independent, objective, balanced and incisive coverage. Though running on modern information communications technology platform, ArtMatters.Info adheres to traditional journalistic ethics and values.
What is the reach for ArtMatters.Info?
Although the target for ArtMatters.Info is eastern and southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, the whole world is accessing and using ArtMatters.Info.
Who publishes ArtMatters.Info?
ArtMatters.Info is published by ComMattersKenya, a Nairobi-based organization specialising in communications, arts, culture, and development.
How may I partner with ArtMatters.Info?
ArtMatters.Info invites participation in their vision from other players as sponsors, and partners to help fulfill the goal of promoting the eastern and southern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands’ region and enabling its socio-cultural and economic development to take off.
Why should I advertise on ArtMatters.Info?
The clearly defined audience of ArtMatters.Info simplifies advertising scheduling and enables advertisers to target their messages more effectively to not only a captive audience but those who make the ultimate decisions.
Tell me more why I should advertise or sponsor ArtMatters.Info
1. Africa’s biggest economies use it
2. Major industrialised nations rely on it
3. Leading Middle Eastern Countries visit it
4. Top search engines list it as the ‘most visited arts and culture’ website
5. Major website monitors are focused on it around the clock
6. Many leading online businesses want their links on it
7. The world’s most populous nations don’t ignore it
8. Leading Western institutions of higher learning offering Africa-related studies consult it
9. Publications that style themselves as regional leaders pass off ArtMatters.Info’s authoritative information as their own
10. ArtMatters.Info highlights good practice worldwide.
What can be advertised on ArtMatters.Info?
Anything that is creative, cultural, in good taste, within human experience, and does not offend children or embarrass families in Africa is eligible for advertising on ArtMatters.Info. However, ArtMatters.Info does not accept hate, racist, or ‘adults only’ material and services for advertising.
Where can I get ArtMatters.Info advertising rates?
Potential advertisers are invited to contact ArtMatters.Info for our all time low advertising rates.
How may I contact ArtMatters.Info?
ArtMatters.Info can be contacted via the email, telephone, and postal or physical address:
Ngong Road, Ngong Hills
Cell 254 733 703374, 254 722 486531
P O Box 20775-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya