GROW Artist Support & Professional Development

Applications are now CLOSED for Baboró's GROW 2018 programme.

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Baboró has a long history of mentoring and supporting artists, creatives and educators who are exploring and developing theatre, dance, music and visual art for young audiences, or are interested in doing so. Whether you are an emerging artist, a student or an established artist interested in making work for children, our GROW programme is here to support your development.

Please Note: It is only possible to apply for either Pathways to Production or the Baboró Festival Mentoring programme in 2018, and not both.

Pathways to Production

The programme aims to facilitate artists' development from the kernel of an idea, through concept development, to project planning and organising funding strategies, and ultimately to a sharing of the work with peers and those involved with the sector. It is hoped that artists/companies will eventually go on to full production with their new piece of work.

The objective is, that by making available our collective organisational experience, resources and areas of expertise, Pathways to Production will support artists and companies to make excellent work in Ireland for this very special audience. The emphasis of the programme is on the development process for new work and artist development, rather than the end product. We hope that this capacity-building initiative will contribute to the development of sustainable careers and creative opportunities for artists in Ireland. Find Out More.

Festival Mentoring

A small group of participants will be lead through a curated programme of festival shows and industry events including discussions, presentations, workshops, networking events etc. The group will navigate the programme with mentoring from two highly experienced individuals from the sector during the 2018 Festival: Phil Kingston, Community and Education Manager at the Abbey Theatre and Maria Fleming, Chair of Theatre for Young Audiences Ireland (TYAI) and General Manager of Dublin Theatre Festival. Find Out More.

Go See Fund

Baboró is delighted to offer a small Go See Fund to support artists and creatives to travel within Ireland to see theatre work for children.

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Hot Desk

Our Hot Desk, located in Baboró’s Administration Offices on Merchant’s Road, Galway comes with access to wifi, a printer/copier, a shared kitchenette and the wonderful Baboró team! Avail of this great resource to help you grow...