Pathways Into Children's Publishing Programme

Pathways Into Children's Publishing Programme

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Pathways Into Children’s Publishing is a pioneering, partially-subsided two-year illustration course for talented, ambitious artists from backgrounds that are under-represented in children’s publishing. It is specifically for artists of colour, disabled artists, neurodivergent artists, and artists with UK refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds, aged 21 and up – with no upper age limit. It is also open to artists with and without any formal training in illustration at degree level.

What to expect from Pathways Into Children’s Publishing

The course runs over two calendar years, commencing with a Foundation and Launch in December 2022 and concluding with delivery of final work in December 2024. It will involve 80+ days of scheduled events and activities, always presented on Fridays and Saturdays.

Many course components will be delivered on-site at university campuses and publisher head offices, and either pre-recorded or live streamed. Attendance in person at these sessions will be optional, as most sessions will be accessible online and remotely. We will provide details of what sessions will not be available online nearer the time.

The course framework is built around five Literature Briefs, each one delivered and critiqued by publisher teams. Literature Briefs are designed to develop illustrated storytelling practice, revolving around some of the key vital ingredients in illustrating stories for young readers.

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