After digital and hybrid editions for three years, Singapore’s Asian Festival of Children’s Content goes fully physical again.
Making quick adjustments when a new level of COVID-19 alert went into effect, Singapore’s Book Council mounted the AFCC digitally.
Having planned its program in a hybrid format, the Asian Festival of Children’s Content is delaying in-person events amid new coronavirus cases.
Singapore’s 2020 Asian Festival of Children’s Content draws from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas for its programming.
The annual Asian Festival of Children’s Content–itself postponed to October–this year takes its illustration show online with 13 nations’ illustrators represented in the curated collection.
The COVID-19 pandemic’s rapid expansion prompts the cancellation of the 2020 Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore, and the UK Rathbones Folio Prize ceremony goes online.
The program at next week’s Asian Festival of Children’s Content focuses ‘multicultural stories and diverse themes’ and features speakers from several continents.
Themed on diversity, the program–unusual for its mix of professionals and parents–has Myanmar as its focus and an illustrators’ show for the public.
The latter part of the week sees the ninth Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore with the island nation itself as Country of Focus, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Book Council.
The three-day Asian Festival of Children’s Content this year features two awards programs and days of conference programming for attendees, amid 50th anniversary observances for the Singapore Book Council.