Illustrators Avenue

A small art fair within a book fair, the “Illustrators Avenue” is an innovative platform created especially for illustrators, artists and content creators seeking for business opportunities, professional training and industry networking.

A small art fair within a book fair, the “Illustrators Avenue” is an innovative platform created especially for illustrators, artists and content creators seeking for business opportunities, professional training and industry networking.

On top of the usual illustrators’ stands boasting publications, prints and derivatives, the Illustrators Avenue is now enriching its floor plan with a stage welcoming an ongoing programme of professional events. The programme has been thought for illustrators, writers, editors, and anyone involved in the production of children’s book in general, and picture books in particular. The Illustrators Stage will feature the following highlights:

  • Working with…: A series of short, practical, and effective seminars aiming at helping aspiring children’s book authors to face the industry with the best tools at hand. Publishers of varied profiles, agents, and editors will give tips and guidelines about how to increase one’s chances to get published.
  • Meet the Rising Talents. Young, popular awarded writers and illustrators will be the protagonists of the Fair through a series of talks. There are many paths to meet success in art and writing competitions—learn all about it from those who achieved it.

Additionally, the Illustrators Avenue will be equipped with a meeting centre for illustrators to exchange with publishers around their portfolio. Pick your reviewer and book your session onsite at CCBF.

The Professional Programme in the illustrators Avenue is open to all onsite Professional Visitors provided with a Programme Pass. Exhibitors/VIPs/Media Passes include free access to all official events.

Please pre-register here to get your free Professional Visitor Fair Pass, or purchase the Programme Pass that will allow you to join the Official Conference and Illustrators Avenue programmes.

The 9th China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), originally scheduled from 19 to 21 November at the Shanghai World Expo & Convention Centre, is postponed to 20 to 22 March 2022 at the same venue. For the final schedule, please refer to the official release of CCBF organizing committee.