EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PERFORMING ARTS. A CHALLENGING RELATIONSHIP EXPLORED THROUGH ILLUSTRATION. Roberto Frabetti, President of the Children-spectators Jury, and Bruno Frabetti, from La Baracca – Testoni Theatre take us through the international contest of Illustration "The Children - Spectators". The project, organized in the framework of “Mapping - A map on the aesthetics of performing arts for early years”, is an artistic and academic research focused on early childhood and the young audience, supported by the Creative European Programme , with 18 partners from 17 countries, including BCBF, La Baracca - Testoni Ragazzi and 15 other European Theatre Festivals. The exhibition of the selected illustrations is featured in the BCBF Galleries section.