Ukrainian publishers, participants of the Ukrainian Literature: Rights On!, the Book Arsenal professional program, will take part in the Publishers’ Fair of the FLIC Festival of Literature and Arts for Children and Young People, Spain, which will be held on November 17-18, 2022.
11 publishers from Ukraine, participants of the Ukrainian Literature: Rights On!, the Book Arsenal professional program, will take part in the Publishers’ Fair of the FLIC Festival of Literature and Arts for Children and Young People by getting access to the Festival’s online platform, and one of the publishers will visit the Fair in person.
The following Ukrainian publishing houses have been invited to participate in the program: #knigolove, Vivat Publishing, A-Ba-Ba-Ha-La-Ma-Ha Publishers, the Old Lion Publishing House, Kalamar Publishing House, Crocus Publishing, Mamino, Portal Publishing and Education, Ranok Publishing House, Chas Maistriv, the Black Sheep Publishing House.
The access to the online platform and participation in the Fair will give Ukrainian publishers an opportunity to organise B2B negotiations with publishers and illustrators from Spain and publishers from other countries, as well as to present their own publishing houses and rights catalogues.
This year the FLIC Festival invited the International Book Arsenal Festival, an annual project of the Mystetskyi Arsenal, to participate in the Children & YA publishing market, hosting a total of 11 publishers. We will have the participation of a publisher who will attend the Design Museum, and the rest will do so online.
From the FLIC we want to support the entire team of The International Book Arsenal Festival by establishing lines of collaboration that give voice and visibility to the world of Ukrainian literary culture at this agitated time. We would like this to be the start of future collaborations contributing to the promotion of the Ukrainian Children & YA and vice versa.
We hope to be able to celebrate the end of the war as soon as possible and to continue this path that we are just beginning
— Magalí Homs, FLIC Festival director.
In addition, all the participants of the Publishers’ Fair of the FLIC Festival of Literature and Arts for Children and Young People will acquaint themselves with the activities of the Book Arsenal and the Ukrainian Literature: Rights On! professional program, getting an opportunity to learn about the Ukrainian book market.
I am delighted with this new partnership. FLIC has fascinated me for a long time with its format, idea, and scale. This is a children’s festival that travels around Spain with confidence, year after year, embracing more and more cities with creativity and reading, and promoting children’s books and experiments in the area of innovative literature. And Ukrainian publishers are up for this vibe!:) This year – by taking part in the professional program of the Festival, establishing new contacts, partnerships, presenting themselves and Ukrainian children’s books.
For Book Arsenal, this cooperation continues the vector outlined by the Ukrainian Literature: Rights On! program. We are overwhelmed to have this opportunity to present Ukrainian children’s literature to the international community on such a creative and well-known platform. The cooperation between the Book Arsenal and FLIC begins in a difficult year, but this makes our new partnerships even more valuable, this allows us to think even bolder about promising joint projects in the future
— Yuliia Kozlovets, Coordinator of the International Book Arsenal Festival.
The International Book Arsenal Festival is a project of the Mystetskyi Arsenal that has been held annually since 2011. It is an intellectual event in Ukraine, where the book, literary, visual, music and theatre scenes develop and interact with each other, and important issues of human existence, as well as society and culture are raised, prompting the proactive position of the participants and visitors.
FLIC, Festival of Literature and Arts for Children and Young People, is a project to promote reading and literary taste that has been, for 10 years, researching and showing other ways of living literature, involving all those who accompany children and young people in the process of literary discovery. The festival is organised by Tantàgora, a non-profit organisation.