Announcing Selected Artists for Round 3 of the BABEL Project

Baboró is delighted to announce the artists selected for Round 3 of the Creative Europe BABEL Project, Fionnuala Doyle Wade and Miriam Needham. Both artists will attend two European children's arts festivals between September 2024 and January 2025.

BABEL - or The Art of Listening in TYA is a European large scale Creative Europe project involving 14 partners from 11 European countries, coordinated by Teatercentrum i Danmark (DK). Over the course of the project, Baboró will support eight artists based in Ireland in attending two participating festivals. Baboró will also host workshops in 2024 and 2025, welcoming artists from all across Europe.

Fionnuala will join a cohort of international creatives for workshops facilitated by JES (Stuttgart) founder and now-freelance director, Brigitte Dethier. These workshops will have particular focus on movement.

About the festivals Fionnuala will attend:

  • 22 - 29 September 2024, Festival Lutke (Slovenia)
    An international puppet festival for children
  • 11 - 15 November 2024, Festival El Petit (Spain)
    An international festival for early years

Miriam will take part in workshops facilitated by Alex Byrne, artistic director of New International Encounter (NIE). These workshops will have particular focus on music.

About the festivals Miriam will attend:

  • 12 - 16 October 2024, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children (Ireland)
  • 13 - 17 January 2025, Festival Kitoks (Lithuania)
    An international festival focused on contemporary, nontraditional performances

About Fionnuala Doyle Wade

About Miriam Needham

Applications for Round 4 of the project will open Wednesday 11 September. Two artists based in Ireland who are interested in making work for young audiences will have the opportunity to attend two festivals in 2025. The Round 4 festivals are KLAP (Denmark), Export/Import Festival (Belgium), Festival Visioni di Futuro (Italy) and Baboró (Ireland).

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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]