Australian showcase at international children’s book fair
28 March 2017
Government will provide more than $160,000 over four years to promote Australian
authors and illustrators through a strong Australian presence at the
pre-eminent global Children’s Book Fair in Bologna, Italy.
Funding for the group was provided through the Department
of Communications and the Arts which supports activities that promote the
Government’s international arts and cultural engagement and cultural diplomacy
This funding gives Australian authors and artists the
opportunity to promote their work on an international stage to an international
70 countries will participate in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy from
3rd to 6th April.
A number of publishers will showcase
Australian children’s and young adult literature to a diverse international
Australian Collective Stand will include Allen and Unwin and Books Illustrated along
with four small independent publishers—Berbay Books, Upload Publishing,
MidnightSun Publishing and Melbourne Style.
will also be a Creators’ Table where visiting Australian illustrators can
showcase their work and exchange ideas with fellow artists from around the
participation in the world’s most significant fair for children’s books will promote
our strong and vibrant children’s literature industry.
is proud to promote Australian artists globally, particularly programs that
reach young audiences.