Announcing Festival Mentoring, Breaking Ground & Áras Éanna Recipients

Baboró is proud to play an important role in the national ecosystem of the children's arts sector in Ireland. Our artist development programme GROW operates year-round, supporting and nurturing artists and creatives to make excellent and innovative work for our young audiences through various opportunities. This spring, we opened applications to our annual Festival Mentoring programme, the Breaking Ground bursary for artists making work for young people with additional needs, and a two-week residency at the Áras Éanna Arts Centre. We were impressed and inspired by the response and by the calibre of applications.

Now that our autumn festival is on the horizon, we are thrilled to announce the 9 successful applicants who will be taking part in these artist development opportunities. We look forward to working with these artists in the months to come, and getting to know them and their work.

Festival Mentoring

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children

A 3-day paid mentorship programme during the Baboró festival for both emerging and established artists who are interested in making work for children.

Alexandra Craciun

Diane Crotty

Suzon Gheur

Linda Schirmer

Breaking Ground

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children & Rosán Sensory Adventures

A bursary for makers who are passionate about creating performances for children with additional needs.

Amélie Bal

Carmel Balfe

April Bracken

Orlaith Ní Chearra

Áras Éanna Residency

Áras Éanna Arts Centre & Baboró International Arts Festival for Children

A two-week residency in the studio space at the Áras Éanna Arts Centre on Inis Oírr, intended for a performing artist passionate about making work for children and young people.

Mark Ball

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