Small size, the European Network for the diffusion of performing arts aimed at early childhood (0-6), provides a structure through which to meet, share expertise and exchange knowledge; to develop collaborative projects and disseminate information and research.

Lead Partner

La Baracca (IT)


Théatre de la Guimbarde (BE); Associación Civil Acción Educativa (ES); Association O’Navio Theatre (FR); Baboró (IE); CSD Poznan(PL); Commune de Limoges (FR); Helios (DE); Kolibri Gyermek (HU); Dance Theatre Auraco (FI); LGL Ljubljana (SI); Polka Children’s Theatre (UK); Teater Tre Stockholm (SE); Madam Bach (DK); Teatro Paraíso (ES); Teatruil Ion Creanga (RO); Toihaus Theatre (AT).

Funding Strand

Larger Scale Cooperation Projects

Community Grant



The aim of the Small size project 2014-2018 is to promote the dissemination of quality performing arts experiences for young children aged 0-6 years. The project has 17 partners from 15 European countries. The outcomes of the project include the development of 15 new performances for Early Years, professional development and networking opportunities for partners and artists and a project website including Learning Platforms, books and papers recording partner experiences in making work for Early Years. The project will cullminate in a final event in Galway in Spring 2018 which will showcase the 15 new Early Years productions and celebrate the project.

Testimonial from Irish Partner

Baboró's involvement in two Creative Europe Small Size projects since 2009 have provided wonderful learning opportunities for the orgranisation. It has allowed Baboró access to a strong European network of companies and artists who specialise in making performances for under 6s and who are driven in a common cause, to promote excellence in the making and dissemination of work for our youngest audiences. Baboró staff and associated artists have had fantastic opportunities taken part in International festivals and hands on practical workshops exploring the development of Early Years work. It has also enabled Baboró to invite world-class productions to Galway for Early Years and Special Needs audiences to enjoy. It has certainly been a wonderful opportunity for Baboró to expand its horizons in this exciting field.

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