Festival Mentoring

Applications are now open for Baboró's 2017 Festival Mentoring

Baboró's Festival Mentoring programme is aimed at artists and creatives at any stage of their career, including those with an established career, who have never before made work for children. 

As part of the 2017 programme, participants will receive mentoring from two highly experienced individuals from the sector; 

Phil Kingston, Community and Education Manager at the Abbey Theatre and 

Maria Fleming, Chair of Theatre for Young Audiences Ireland (TYAI) and Freelance Producer. 

Four successful candidates will have an opportunity to attend shows during this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which runs from 16 – 22 October in Galway, and will also attend industry and networking events.

The objective is that artists will be inspired to make work for babies, children and young people in Ireland, having been exposed to world-class Irish and International work during the festival.

The Festival Mentoring programme will run for three days during this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children from 16– 22 October. Exact dates to be confirmed. 

  • Closing date for receipt of applications is midday 25 September 2017. 
  • Successful applicants will be notified by 29 September. 

Download the Application Guidelines

Download the Application Form


Baboró is delighted to have The Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) partnering on Festival Mentoring in an advisory capacity.

Funded by The Arts Council / An Comhairle Ealaíon Theatre Artist Development scheme.

Please Note: It is only possible to apply for either Pathways to Production or the Baboró Festival Mentoring programme in 2017, and not both.

Festival Mentoring