Pop Up Projects has transformed the lives of thousands of children and young people and adults, often in deprived areas and challenging circumstances, while increasing diversity in the field of children’s literature.
In our first ten years we impacted on 140,000 children and young people with our Pop Up Festival literature programme for mainstream and SEND schools. Through Pop Up Festival we provided over 60,000 children’s books and thousands of author workshops. We also published work from over 180 young writers and illustrators across the UK and internationally, including through an International Illustration Exchange with 17 universities across Europe. And with our ground-breaking Pathways Into Children’s Publishing for under-represented artists, we’re pro-actively addressing the lack of inclusion and under-representation in children’s publishing.
We’re thrilled with what we’ve achieved. But we want to continue our impact, supporting emerging artists, fostering a more diverse next generation of writers and illustrators, and ensuring all children find themselves and discover others through the stories they read.
Our Artists Showcase
Discover the illustrators and writers we’ve developed through Pathways Into Children’s Publishing and other programmes.