GROW Artist Support/Professional Development

GROW Artist Support/Professional Development

Friday, 24 August 2018, 5.00pm

Applications now open for Baboró’s GROW 2018 programme - Artist Support & Professional Development opportunities. Baboró has a long history of mentoring and supporting artists, creatives and educators who are exploring and developing theatre, dance, music and visual art for young audiences, or are interested in doing so. Whether you are an emerging artist, a student or an established artist interested in making work for children, our GROW programme is here to support your development. It is only possible to apply for either Pathways to Production or the Baboró Festival Mentoring programme in 2018, and not both.

Pathways to Production
The programme aims to facilitate artists development from the kernel of an idea and initial concept development to project planning, help developing funding strategies and the development of the work for a sharing with peers and the sector. It is hoped that artists/companies will eventually go on to full production of their new piece of work. The objective is that by making available collective organisational experience, resources and areas of expertise, Pathways to Production will support artists and companies to make excellent work in Ireland for this very special audience. The emphasis of the programme is on the process of development of new work and artist development, rather than the end product. Baboró hopes that this capacity-building initiative will contribute to the development of sustainable careers and creative opportunities for artists in Ireland.

Festival Mentoring
A small group of participants will be lead through a curated programme of festival shows and industry events including discussions, presentations, workshops, networking events etc. The group will navigate the programme with mentoring from two highly experienced individuals from the sector, Phil Kingston, Community and Education Manager at the Abbey Theatre and Maria Fleming, Chair of Theatre for Young Audiences Ireland (TYAI) and General Manager of Dublin Theatre Festival, during the Baboró 2018 Festival. 

Go See Fund 
Baboró is delighted to offer a small Go See Fund to support artists and creatives to travel within Ireland to see theatre work for children. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

See further details at the link below.


Published on 27 July 2018

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