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Announcing 2019 GROW Participants

Announcing 2019 GROW Participants

October 06, 2019

Baboró is delighted to announce the 2019 GROW Festival Mentoring and Pathways to Production programme participants. This innovative programme supports artists in making work for children and young audiences and consists of two strands; Pathways to Production and Festival Mentoring.

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. Other supports include a Go See Fund, industry meet ups and an artist hot desk.

The GROW programme is funded by the Arts Council and participants are selected from a competitive application process.


Pathways to Production Participants 2019/2020

Pathways to Production supports artists and young companies to develop their ideas and skills with a view to producing a full performance piece. The scheme involves partner meetings, development space, sharings of works-in-progress as well as support in developing funding strategies.

The 2019/2020 Pathways to Production participants are:

1. Cathal McGuire, Game Theory
Cathal McGuire is a theatre maker, facilitator and creative producer. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Game Theory, which takes a collaborative, playful and multi-disciplinary approach to making performances about the mysteries and pressure points of the contemporary world. His solo piece as writer-performer, Always Alone Together, debuted at the Dublin Fringe Festival and featured in the Dublin Theatre Festival Tent at Electric Picnic and the Galway Theatre Festival.

2. Monica Munoz Marin

After a career as a dancer for over 20 years throughout Europe, Monica began to develop her own choreographic work, integrating choreographic forms and theatrical invention. She is a passionate advocate for dance and its development in Ireland and believes in the value of dance for young ages. In 2017 she received the Docklands Arts Fund from Business to Arts, bringing dance performances and opportunities to primary schools from Dublin’s inner city. Most recently her piece Princesses Can Be Pirates toured nationally to 12 venues supported by a Touring and Dissemination Award from the Arts Council.

The partner organisations on this scheme are:


Festival Mentoring 2019

Festival Mentoring programme will see four artists attend a specially designed programme of shows, industry events and networking events during this year’s festival. The 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.

The 2019 Festival Mentoring participants are:
1. Claire Mullane
2. Hannah Mullan
3. Mark Bell
4. Maria Auletta

The four participants will receive mentoring from two highly experienced individuals from within the sector: