Applications for participation in the Tbilisi Illustration Festival planned within the "World Book Capital" framework have started.
The festival aims to create a new platform for illustrators and designers who want to work in the publishing field. At the same time, the platform will enable publishers and those interested in illustrations to meet and discover new artists and establish business relations.
According to the Tbilisi City Hall, the festival will be open to anyone interested in the illustrations, who will get acquainted with the new works of contemporary illustrators, buy limited edition and authored signatures, prints, original artwork, illustrated souvenirs, etc.
About 30 illustrators operating in Georgia will take part in the festival. The number of participants is limited; therefore, they will be selected by a special commission.
Applicants should send at least five illustrations and a brief description of the work and creative practice to [email protected] The deadline for submission of works is June 4. The illustration should convey the story, be of a narrative type, and clearly show the emotion and character.
"Tbilisi - World Book Capital" is a UNESCO project implemented with the financial support of Tbilisi City Hall. The general sponsor of the project is the Bank of Georgia.