Announcing the 2024 Áras Éanna Residency Selected Artist

Baboró is delighted to announce that the artist selected for our 2024 Áras Éanna Residency is performing artist Bob Kelly. Later this year, Bob will spend two weeks developing his creative practice at the Áras Éanna Arts Centre on Inis Oírr.

Bob participated in Baboró's 'You, Fin and the Play Between' programme, in partnership with Graffiti Theatre and TYAI and facilitated by Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer. As one of 10 selected participants, Bob attended virtual mentoring sessions and creative workshops with Fin over six months in 2021, developing his own writing for young audiences and workshopping with his peers. Bob was also one of the performers in Graffiti Theatre's The Sleep that Ceased to Settle, which was presented at Baboró in 2022.

This is Baboró's second year partnering with Áras Éanna to provide a residency opportunity for a performing artist or theatre maker based in Ireland with a demonstrated passion for creating work for children and young people. Artists interested in working as Gaeilge are prioritised for this opportunity as part of Baboró's drive to encourage artists to make work for children in the Irish language.

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About Bob Kelly

About GROW

What is GROW?

GROW is Baboró's year round artist development programme for creatives making work for young audiences in Ireland.

Who is GROW for?

If you are interested in making creative work for young people, GROW is probably for you! Different GROW opportunities are directed at individuals with different levels of experience. Some will be aimed at emerging artists, while others will be aimed at more established and mid-career artists.

How will I know if an opportunity is for me?

When we open an application call out, the online details will clearly state who the opportunity is for and the level of experience required. Our goal is always to provide artists with a straightforward and accessible application process.If you have any questions about GROW, please feel free to contact our Artist & Programme Coordinator Rachel at rachel[at]