Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)

When

6 – 9 May 2010

Where

Singapore

Description

The inaugural AFCC will be held in Singapore in May 2010. It will be jointly organised by The Arts House and the Book Council. Over four exciting days, the delegates of AFCC will get to celebrate and learn about Asian children's content in all formats and subjects from diverse sources. It will provide a platform to trade, exchange and access Asian Children’s content. The participants will network with fellow producers of children’s content, as well as meet solution-suppliers from the region.

1. Asian Content for the World’s Children

Over a billion children in Asia lack good resources, both for their education and entertainment. Those who have the means and the access, benefit from a wide selection of edutainment material available from the West. Asian material, even those available, is seldom promoted and is therefore left unexplored. Bringing quality Asian content to children is paramount as it would make children aware of Asia’s unique environment and cultural values, promote understanding of, and love for, the literary and visual arts. It will thereby lay the foundation for a good and all-round education.

For the past 10 years, the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS or The Book Council in short) has organised the Asian Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference (ACWIC) to develop new materials for children. It now aims to expand ACWIC’s reach through a new initiative called the Asian Festival of Children’s Content. AFCC will draw the attention of content creators and producers to the need of developing Asian content, showcasing the content already available, and promoting new materials as they are produced and published. This will benefit parents, teachers, librarians and children in Asia as well as the world.

The inaugural AFCC will be held in Singapore in May 2010. It will be jointly organised by The Arts House and the Book Council.
Over four exciting days, the delegates of AFCC will get to celebrate and learn about Asian children's content in all formats and subjects from diverse sources. It will provide a platform to trade, exchange and access Asian Children’s content. The participants will network with fellow producers of children’s content, as well as meet solution-suppliers from the region.
Very crucially, AFCC will provide the unique opportunity for professionals involved in Children’s content development to reflect on the provision of quality education to children as they celebrate and treasure the joys of childhood.

2. Vision, Mission & Objectives

  • Vision
    To provide the World’s children with quality Asian content for education and entertainment.
  • Mission
    To foster excellence in the creation, production and publication of children’s materials with Asian content in all formats and to facilitate their distribution and access, first in Asia and then to children worldwide.
    • Objectives
      · Develop children’s materials with Asian content for information, education and entertainment.
    • Promote publishing of Asian children’s content in all formats.
    • Provide children in Asia and the world with ready and easy access to Asian content.

3. Target Audience

The entire community of children’s content creators in all formats, i.e. aggregators, disseminators, retailers and consumers, etc.:

  • Writers, illustrators, digital artists, producers and designers of children's content, including comics, books, e-books, graphic novels, videos, films and educational games
  • Librarians and institutional buyers
  • Publishers and broadcast media executives
  • Educators, primary and preschool teachers
  • Literary agents, translators
  • Media distributors and vendors
  • Multimedia professionals
  • Parents
  • Vendors of educational products and services

More than 400 hundred participants from Singapore and the region are expected to participate in the four-day Festival.

4. Venue

AFCC will be held in:

The Arts House
1 Old Parliament Lane
Singapore 179429

CONTACT INFORMATION

National Book Development Council of Singapore

Tel: (65) 6848 8290
Fax: (65) 6742 9466
www.bookcouncil.sg

R Ramachandran, rama@bookcouncil.sg

Regina Kuan, regina@bookcouncil.sg

Jade Yong, jade@bookcouncil.sg

Conference, Collections, Singapore

Last update: 4 October 2012