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

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.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, General Manager of Dublin Theatre Festival and Committee Member of Theatre for Young Audiences Ireland (TYAI).

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.

Hot Desk

We are delighted to be able to offer free desk space in the Baboró office in Galway city Centre. This space is free of charge to makers, performers, designers, technicians, producers and programmers working with young audiences.

The desk, located in Baboró’s Administration Offices on Augustine Street in Galway comes with access to wifi, a printer/copier, a shared kitchenette and the wonderful Baboró team! It is available Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm from November to May, and must be booked in advance. To find out more, please contact our Producer Jennifer at