Ars in Fabula Grant Award

Established in 2012 by Ars in Fabula – School of Illustration and the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the Ars in Fabula Grant Award was created with the aim of rewarding the talent of young illustrators. The annual award offers to the winner, selected among the participants in the BCBF Illustrators Exhibition under 30 and unpublished, the opportunity to attend the Ars in Fabula Master course in Editorial Illustration. Key feauture of the Master's course is the direct relationship with the professional world; each student, in fact, works on a book project assigned by one of more than thirty publishers in partnership with the school. At the end of the training course, the publishers evaluate the work for possible publication. In fifteen years of life, the Ars in Fabula Master course has represented for many students the entry into the professional world with the publication of their debut book.
This exhibition is dedicated to the winners of the award from 2012 to 2022 and presents a selection of illustrations born during the course on projects by publishers: Orecchio Acerbo, Else Edizioni, ZOOlibri, Camelozampa, Kite Edizioni, Franco Cosimo Panini, Sinnos.