Thank you for your interest in Pathways Into Children’s Publishing.

Pathways Into Children’s Publishing is a pioneering, world-class two-year illustration course for talented, ambitious artists from backgrounds that are under-represented in children’s publishing. It is specifically for artists of colour, disabled artists, neurodivergent artists, and artists with UK refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds, aged 21 and up – with no upper age limit. It is also open to artists with and without any formal training in illustration at degree level.

There are 40 spaces on this course. Spaces will be chosen based on skill and potential, as well as quota to ensure that a minimum 80% are artists of colour. A minimum of 20% of places will be awarded to disabled artists and/or neurodivergent artists.