Moms and dads interested in child modeling for their youngster are in luck when they live in Illinois. Chicago is a major market for models, including child models. There are plenty of opportunities available for children who have what it takes to work as a model thanks to the Windy City. And, with this greater demand for child models, the number of modeling agencies available throughout the state is also increased.
Selecting an agency to represent your child must be done after plenty of research has been conducted. Not all modeling agencies are looking out for your best interest, and working with such a company could spell disaster for your pocketbook. The selected child modeling agency should be licensed in the state, charge no upfront fees or simply sell classes. Proof of prior modeling jobs/previous clients is also ideal.
Some of the best Illinois modeling agencies can be found in Chicago. Here are a few of those reputable agencies you can turn to for child modeling representation.
Ford Models is one of the most well-known modeling agencies in the US, with several offices in major markets, including Chicago. The agency has been around since 1946 and has worked with many well-known names in the industry. The Chicago office works with children of all ages.
Another Chicago based modeling agency, Stewart Talent offers Open Call for children ages 4 to 12 each Saturday. This agency has been serving the needs of Chicagoland since 1980 and continues to be a recognized name in child modeling services.
AdKids is also located in the Chicago area. This company works with children and adults, though specialize in bookings for children. AdKids provides children the opportunity to appear in print advertisements, commercials and more, with prior clients ranging from JC Penney to Land of Nod to Toys R Us and Arm and Hammer.
Hop Modeling accepts children ages 4 and older for appearances in print publications as well as television. The original Hop was opened in Atlanta in 1998, however the agency has expanded to include Chicago and several other markets as well. This agency requires the submission of photographs and a resume to be considered for a job.
Lily’s Talent accepts models of all ages, though the selection process is extensive, with only the best candidates selected for representation. Babies, toddlers, children and adults who wish to be represented by this Chicago agency must submit three photographs for consideration. These submissions must be made by mail. It takes an average of 4 to 6 weeks for the submission to be evaluated and someone to get back to you.
No matter where you are located in Illinois it is well worth your time to make the short drive to one of the above modeling agencies for kids. They’ll help you get your child into an exciting modeling career with some of the best names in the industry, all without wasting your time or costing you a ton of money.