Pathways to Production

Applications for Pathways to Production 2020 will open in June 2020.

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.

What GROW ‘Pathways to Production’ offers:

  • Space and time allowing artists to develop their ideas in a supportive environment.
  • Successful applicants will receive a bursary of €2,200 to further the development of their project.
  • Access to world-class work for children at Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, October 2019.
  • Opportunities to attend professional workshops and industry discussions at the Baboró Festival.
  • Access to venues, audiences, marketing and fundraising expertise.
  • Opportunities to share ideas and concepts in a safe, supportive environment.
  • Feedback via Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process Method – a widely-recognised method that nurtures the development of artistic works-in-progress through a facilitated dialogue between artists, peers, and audiences.
  • Access to support with recording your work via photography and videography.

The exciting scheme involves workshops, sharing of works-in-progress with peers, as well as support in developing funding strategies. Baboró, Druid and the Mick Lally Theatre, Branar Téatar de Phaistí, The Irish Theatre Institute and Galway Theatre Festival will make our collective organisational experience and resources available to participants.

Time Period:

The Pathways to Production programme runs from October 2019 to October 2020.

Who is it for?

  • Open to all artists at any stage of their career who wish to develop work for children and young people (0-18 yrs).
  • Artists/companies based on the island of Ireland.
  • A maximum of two artists/companies will be chosen for October 2020 – October 2021 period.

What do I get?

  • €2200 per artist or company of artists for production related activities and training opportunities associated with your production.
  • Baboró Festival October 2019 delegate passes for the lead artist.
  • Mentor Meetings: meetings with each partner organisation in 12 month period.
  • Development time in Branar’s space in Galway, subject to availability.
  • Development time in Mick Lally Theatre in Galway, subject to availability.
  • An opportunity to share your idea or work in progress at Galway Theatre Festival in 2021.
  • An opportunity to share your work in progress at Baboró International Arts Festival for Children 2021.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a practicing artist with a strong commitment to making work for children or young people or a strong desire to make work for this audience.
  • Applicants must have previous experience of applying for funding and grant awards, whether successful or unsuccessful.
  • Applicants must be available to attend events, meetings and make use of development space in Galway.
  • Applicants must have a clear vision for their chosen production idea.
  • Applicants must be available to attend at least 3 days of the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in October 2020.
  • Your idea must not yet have received any Arts Council project funding.

Application process:

  • Application is by open call to ensure fair selection and a wide range of participants.
  • Please note that you can apply for either Baboró Festival Mentoring OR Pathways to Production in 2020, not both.
  • Applications will be assessed by Baboró Executive and at least two Pathways to Production partners.
  • Applicants are required to submit a completed application form and current CV of the lead applicant.

Applications for Pathways to Production 2020 will open in June 2020.

Pathways to Production