Online Edition
14-17 June 2021

The "children-spectators”

New edition 2021!

The international illustrators competition “The Children-Spectators” belongs to the four-year project “Mapping - A map on the aesthetics of performing arts for early years”, an artistic research venture, supported by the European Union, looking at the relationship between early childhood (children from zero to 6 years) and the performing arts.

The project hosts each year a selection of illustrators participating in the “Children-Spectators” competition. In 2023, a final show will gather a selection of all the works presented over the project. Illustrators art will be shown together with 4 guest international artists

Participants have sent one illustration –following the practical instructions contained in the Rules of entry -  created on the theme of the "children - spectators" of a performative event (theatre, dance, music, etc.) in which the performer meets a young audience.

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For information: Illustrators Exhibition, Bologna Children's Book Fair 
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