The fellowship programme takes place from 02 to 07 August 2022. The dates of the book fair are 5 to 7 August 2022.
There are two main goals for the fellowship programme: to enhance the publisher’s professional expertise through the exchange of experiences and to enrich the catalogues by buying rights, also generating the possibility of co-editions.
Publishers from all over the world may apply, but the grant only addresses publishers from the following countries/regions: Germany, France, Spain, Latin America. There is one grant for each of the countries/regions mentioned. If you are not from the countries/regions mentioned, we encourage to apply but you have to cover air ticket by yourself.
Fluency in English is required; Spanish communication skills are preferable, but not compulsory.
The grant will cover the travel costs, accommodation for 5 nights, and most meals. There will be a group program consisting of meetings with publishers, authors and right managers, including lectures and evening activities. Besides that, there will be time for individual activities.
Please complete this form before 01 of May 2022. We will contact the selected fellows at 01 of June. In the case of Bogota publishers, we open the call on June 20 and there is time until June 30 to complete it.
In 2013, it took place the first Feria de Editores, at the headquarters of a local radio station, FM La Tribu. It involved 15 small publishers, with the purpose of showing their books and generating a space where readers and publishers could meet. Year after year, the event grew -in number of participants and audience- which showed that there was a cultural need waiting to be addressed.
In 2016 there was an important growth: the fair was held at the Central Newbery art gallery, with more than 400 m2, with about 80 national publishers, plus 7 guests from Uruguay, Chile and Mexico. In 2017, it was consolidated by doubling its space -900 m2-, with the participation of 140 publishers from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and Spain.
In 2018 the FED moved to the Ciudad Cultural Konex, with more than 250 publishers and more than 14,000 visitors.
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