Deadline: February 28, 2019

To foster the development of children’s literature in Nigeria, Goethe-Institut Nigeria is organizing a workshop for 6 children´s storybook authors and 6 illustrators from 17 to 21 March 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria. Ute Krause, one of Germany´s best-known children´s book author and illustrator, alongside Nigerian illustrator Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, will conduct the workshop. The project aims to promote and support the development of authentic children’s literature that reflects the cultural and social reality in Nigeria.


Interested illustrators or graphic designers should have a background in art/graphic design/illustration and excellent knowledge of the basics of illustration (facial expressions, movement, perspective, style). Illustrators should provide a short bio (ca. 60 -100 words) and a portfolio of their artwork with no more than five works in pdf. Participants will be expected to work with paper/ink and paint.

The workshop runs with an all-day schedule (9 am – 4 pm) from Sunday, 17 to 21 March 2019.


If you are interested in participating in this project, please send an e-mail and a sample of your work by 28 February 2019 to

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