Baboró International Arts festival for Children is a not-for-profit organization based in Co. Galway. In 1996,to address the needs of children who may not usually be included in cultural events, it was decided to create a multi-arts festival independent of Galway Arts Festival, offering a fully formed creative arts programme to schools and families during the month of October in Galway and surrounding areas.
The Arts Festival for Children is Ireland’s flagship international arts festival devoted exclusively to children and families. They operate a year-round development of theatre for young audiences and the production of the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. Their mission is to inspire children to engage with the world through their experience of the creative arts. One of the cornerstones of Baboró’s foundation is Article 31 of the UN Convention on the rights of the Child. It reads, ‘The child has the right to rest and to engage in leisure, play and recreational activities and to participate in cultural and artistic activities.'
Every October, the festival presents performances and events across Galway city and county. An exciting festival programme of theatre, dance, puppetry, music, art and literature varies from year to year to bring a wide diversity of exposure to the creative arts especially created for young audiences, their schools and families.
Funding from our players allows Baboró to achieve their central mission which is equal access to the arts for all children, regardless of geographic, economic, physical, intellectual, or cultural status.
Baboró are showing children a world of wonder, and we're so proud to support it.