Announcing Selected Artists for Round 2 of the BABEL Project

Baboró is delighted to announce the artists selected for Round 2 of the Creative Europe BABEL Project, Rocío Dominguez and Róisín Whelan. Both artists will attend two European children's arts festivals between March and September of this year.

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.

Rocío will join a cohort of international creatives and facilitators Brigitte Dethier and Ives Thuwis at Festival Visioni di Futuro (Italy) in March and Brik Festival (the Netherlands) in June.

About the festivals Rocío will attend:

  • 15 - 19 March 2024, Festival Visioni di Futuro (Italy)
    International early years festival with a focus on theatre
  • 24 - 28 June 2024, Brik Festival (The Netherlands)
    International early years theatre festival with a focus on dance

Róisín will join a cohort of international creatives and facilitators Alex Byrne and Gregory Hall at KLAP Festival (Denmark) in April and Festival Lutke (Slovenia) in September.

About the festivals Róisín will attend:

  • 14 - 24 April 2024, KLAP (Denmark)
    Multidisciplinary festival for children - mostly Danish work

  • 22 - 29 September 2024, Festival Lutke (Slovenia)
    An international puppet festival for children

About Rocío Dominguez

About Róisín Whelan

Applications for Round 3 of the project will open Wednesday 6 March. Two artists based in Ireland who are interested in making work for young audiences will have the opportunity to attend two festivals in the coming year. The Round 3 festivals are Festival Lutke (Slovenia), Festival El Petit (Spain), Baboró (Ireland) and Kitoks Festival (Lithuania).

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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]