Creative Schools aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives, an aim that is central to Baboró’s own vision. It is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme, led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
As well as receiving funding, participating schools also work with a dedicated Creative Associate, who is an artist/educator who guides and actively engages students in developing new ways of working that incorporate creativity as an impactful element in their learning, development and well-being.
Learn more about Creative Schools here.
Baboró and Creative Schools
Baboró is proud to support Creative Schools in a number of ways:
- Baboró is one of the Arts Council approved organisations to nominate candidates for Creative Associate.
- Baboró continually builds relationships with the excellent team of Creative Associates in our own region in order to better understand how we can best serve schools participating in the programme.
- We are here to encourage as many schools as possible to apply to be part of this exciting and transformative project.
Jojo Hynes, Creative Associate
Baboró’s current nomination for Creative Associate is Jojo Hynes. Jojo is an artist, performer and educator with over ten years of experience working in Ireland and abroad. Her practice encompasses a wide range of media, including: fine art, digital arts and physical theatre. Jojo is passionate about a collaborative practice that empowers people. She believes in participatory projects that focus on the skills of questioning and exploration through the arts so that participants in turn become confident in their own abilities.