China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair 2018

Event dates:  8-11 November 2018 

Amount:  $3,000

Expressions of interest have now closed

Notification:  Early June 2018

About the opportunity

Expressions of interest are now open for support to attend the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) 2018 . 

CCBF is the only book fair fully dedicated to books for children aged 0-16 years in the Asia Pacific region, and is a major hub of rights activity for children’s literature. The focus of this delegation is to increase opportunities for Australian children’s authors by providing access via their representatives to China’s growing market for children’s books. 

The Australia Council’s International Development Manager – North Asia will lead an Australian delegation at CCBF 2018, from 9-11 November, with a pre-fair orientation on 8 November.

The Australia Council will support five delegates with $3,000 each towards the cost of attending. Supported delegates will be responsible for all costs associated with attending the fair including flights, insurance, visas, accommodation and registration. We will hire and coordinate branding of a shared stand for the Australian delegation to use at the fair.

Prior to the fair, CCBF organise the Shanghai Visiting International Publishers Project (SHVIP)  a fellowship project exclusively dedicated to children’s publishing. SHVIP takes place in Shanghai from 5-10 November. The program offers a small group of ten participants the opportunity to gain detailed insight into China’s publishing landscape and visit CCBF from an exclusive perspective. CCBF have agreed to reserve a place in this program for one member of the Australian delegation. CCBF manage the selection of delegates for SHVIP. Applications for SHVIP close 10 June, via the CCBF website . 


Please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are required to respond to the following selection criteria:

1. The impact of participation in this delegation in developing future international opportunities and enhancing international reputation.

2. Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the Asia-Pacific market and networks including demonstrated suitability of your represented books and authors to the Asia-Pacific market. Expressions of interest should include an indicative sample of the titles you wish to introduce to the Asia-Pacific market.

3. The timeliness of this opportunity and a demonstrated ability to plan and deliver on any international outcomes that may arise.

Supporting material

No supporting material or submitted budget is required. Please note that applicants will be unable to attach supporting material to their online application.

Selection process

Australia Council staff will consider expressions of interest according to the selection criteria above and will seek recommendations by industry advisors as needed. 

You will be informed of the outcome of your expression of interest by early June 2018.

How to submit an Expression of Interest

Click on the ‘Submit an EOI’ button at the bottom of this page. Expressions of interest must be submitted via the Australia Council’s online system. To apply in the online system, please click on ‘Grants & Grant Reporting’ and choose ‘Expressions of Interest (EOI)’.

Note, this is an expression of interest and not a grant application. It does not count as an application to the Australia Council Grants Program.

Changes to grants payments

The way Australia Council grants payments are made has changed. Effective immediately, grant recipients will no longer send an invoice for payment of a grant. Instead, after you accept our offer of funding, we will pay your grant into your nominated bank account and send you a Recipient Created Tax Invoice (RCTI).

Important information for administered grants

If you plan to have your grant administered by a third party, applicants will now need to ensure that the administrator is registered on the Australia Council online system before you begin your application. This means you cannot complete or submit an application if your administrator is not registered.


To discuss your expression of interest, please contact Karen Le Roy, Project Officer, International Projects on 02 9215 9054 or .

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