ARS IN FABULA - higher education institute directly involved with children’s books - has joined forces with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair to create the ARS IN FABULA Grant Award for a postgraduate illustration course.
The grant aims not only to sustain and train new talent through a postgraduate illustration course, it also meets the needs of publishers in their search for new illustrators.
Established in 2012, the annual ARS IN FABULA Grant Award - is given to young, unpublished, illustrators under 30 who have been already selected for the Illustrators Exhibition. The Grant is awarded by a jury made up of the Master course lecturers meeting in Bologna during the Book Fair. The winner is given a free place on the ARS IN FABULA – Master Degree Course in Illustration for Publishing, during which s/he will work on a book project assigned by one of the Master course publisher partners.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the award, an exhibition of the works produced by the 10 award-winners of all the past editions was set up at BCBF2023 and is still online on BCBF Galleries.