Inclusiveness and social impact
Babieca Folk is organised by a non-profit organisation, aiming to make cultural activities accessible to all audiences. Since its first edition, the festival has brought concerts and workshops to collectives who would not otherwise be able to enjoy them.
Every year, musicians participating in the festival have performed free concerts at retirement homes for the elderly, the local prison, and the children’s ward at the hospital. This initiative is organised in partnership with Fundación Caja de Burgos and “la Caixa” Foundation.
Babieca Folk has organised concerts to raise funds for NGOs working in international development in the Global South, like SED and Proyde.
In the 2022 edition of the festival, we partnered with ARANSBUR (Association of Families of Deaf People) for a special event at the Museum of Human Evolution. A storyteller presented the values that define the association, followed by a conference on “The Celtic World” with sign-language interpretation. To close, an Irish trio performed a concert, which was accessible to people with hearing aids and cochlear implants through an audio induction loop.
This year, we are exploring new ways to collaborate with other organisations.