Collaborative partnerships

Collaborative partnerships

The NCACL’s Board seeks collaborative partnerships to share research and educational opportunities to assist with cultural understanding through the promotion of Australian Children’s Literature.

The National Centre seeks local, national and international like-minded organisations to create educational programs, seminars, workshops and exhibitions to enhance the learning experience for all.

Australian collaborative partnerships

Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation
Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF)
The ACTF strives to make Australian children’s lives better through screen content that reflects our national culture and values. The organisation supports the production of quality children’s media and distributes this content around the world. The ACTF is pleased to be a collaborative partner of the NCACL.

Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA)
The CBCA and the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc (the ‘Centre’) are delighted to have a formal partnership which supports our shared goal to promote and celebrate Australian creators of children’s books. The Centre is pleased to maintain the CBCA’s collection of Children’s Book Week Artwork from 1984. Exhibitions of this artwork, events and other collaborative ventures continue.

Kids’ Book Review (KBR)
This is a 100% voluntary children’s literature and book review site that supports and features authors, illustrators and publishers Australia-wide and internationally. KBR covers news, reviews, interviews, articles, guest posts, events, specialist literacy articles and much more, attracting readers from all over the world including teachers, librarians, industry professionals, and of course – parents and kids. Thanks, Kids’ Book Review, for including our Centre on your ‘friends of KBR’.

May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust (MGCLT)
The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust (MGCLT) was established to foster the creation and promote the development of Australian children’s literature. For more than 20 years the Trust has honoured May Gibbs through Creative Time Residential Fellowships to support the careers of a wide range of contemporary authors and illustrators of books for babies through to young adults, reflecting the diversity of the Australian culture and environment. The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature actively supports the mission of MGCLT through sharing and promoting information regarding the Trust’s upcoming Fellowships.

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has created the Book Club at the NFSA A brilliant new series of Sunday afternoon screenings and discussions, presented in partnership with Canberra Writers Festival. For bookworms and film buffs alike, the program features faithful adaptations and creative interpretations of culturally significant books.  See their Australian children’s literature resources. See their online resources relating to Australian Children’s literature.  Includes Skippy the Bush Kangaroo series and other fabulous resources.

IBBY Australia Inc collaborates with the NCACL as a valued partner. It holds its print archives with the NCACL and co-toured the IBBY Honour List books in 2019. The NCACL cross-promotes with IBBY Australia via social media and websites, showcasing the work of talented Australian authors, illustrators and publishers.

Australian affiliations:
Australian children’s publishers
Australian Library and Information Association
Children’s Book Council of Australia
National Library of Australia
University of Canberra

International visitors
As the premier collection for Australian Children’s Literature the National Centre attracts distinguished visitors and researchers from around the world.

To make an appointment to view the National Centre’s collection, contact us.

See also:
IBBY Australia
IBBY Australia Honour Books List