GROW Programme

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.

Pathways to Production

Pathways to Production is an artist support programme led by Baboró, who has partnered with Druid, the Mick Lally Theatre, Branar Téatar do Phaistí, The Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) and Galway Theatre Festival, to support artists and young companies to develop their ideas with a view to presenting a full performance piece for young audiences.

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.

Pathways to Production is funded by The Arts Council.

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Festival Mentoring

Baboró's Festival Mentoring is open to artists and creatives (writers, producers, directors, choreographers, designers) at any stage of their career wishing to develop work for children and young people.

During our annual festival in October, 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: Phil Kingston, Community and Education Manager at the Abbey Theatre and Maria Fleming, General Manager of Dublin Theatre Festival and Committee Member of Theatre for Young Audiences Ireland (TYAI).

Festival Mentoring is funded by The Arts Council.

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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. The fund is designed for those who make or wish to make work for children and are looking for inspiration, new approaches to presentation, etc.

The small fund will support the cost of theatre tickets and travel only.

If you wish to apply for this funding please contact our Producer at outlining:

  • Information about your practice
  • Details of the work you wish to see
  • Why you wish to see this particular piece of work
  • How you think seeing it will benefit your practice

Applications are accepted throughout the year.