Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


The International Association of Puppet Friendly Cities (AVIAMA) brings together cities and local governments around the world around puppetry, convinced of the importance of culture in their development. AVIAMA represents a real network of cooperation and exchanges.

For the 5th consecutive year, AVIAMA is launching a mobility aid scheme for projects in the field of puppetry. The deadline for sending applications is Tuesday, January 31, 2023 midnight. The results will be communicated from Friday, April 14, 2023.

Sending the complete file by email to contact@aviama.org

Objectives of the scholarships

They are intended for any person or company having a project involving: Training, Creation, Innovation and Research in order to promote the development of the art of puppetry and the theater of objects, its innovation in the broadest sense of the term, while by protecting heritage through research.

They make it possible to contribute to the mobility necessary for the projects (travel and/or accommodation on site), the costs of which are often an obstacle to the realization of the projects.

The project must be developed, in priority, in one of the member cities, however in exceptional cases, other cities will be accepted.

No age condition is required, but the Jury will be particularly sensitive to requests from students or young professionals.

The complete rules of the AVIAMA 2022 Grants – Puppets and Mobilities are available here: https://www.aviama.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/AVIAMA-GRANTS-2023-Final.pdf

If you encounter any problems or have any questions, you can write to communication@aviama.org