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Last updated: 07-04-2023

UNIMA Armenia

Date of creation: 1992

c/o Armen Safaryan 24-18 Kievian Str.
33  YEREVAN  Armenia

+374 (10) 27 29 61 / Mobile: +374 (91) 40 84 55



Brief history
UNIMA Armenia is an NGO created in 1992. UNIMA-Armenia has an important experience in joint projects with Armenian governmental and non-governmental organizations, the US, Russian, French, Italian and other Embassies in Armenia, UNDP, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA, Council of Europe, OSIAFA, USAID, UNIFEM, ICRC, WHO, AMAA, Jinishian Memorial Foundation, ‘Save the Children’ organization, etc.
UNIMA Armenia has its own puppet theatre called ?Karapet? which produces multilingual puppet shows for the audiences at home and abroad.

Important projects and achievements

  • Creation of puppet companies
  • Democracy issues, psychotherapy, children’s and human rights through puppetry art
  • Educational programs and training courses.
  • UNIMA Armenia has participated in a number of international festivals in Spain, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Australia, France, Lebanon and elsewhere. It has founded  an international puppet festival “Toumanian Fairy-Tale Day” annually held in September in the Dsegh village of the Lori region.

Last news of the UNIMA Center

UNIMA Meeting in Armenia

Armenia, National Centers - 5/10/2021

On 11th September 2021, UNIMA Armenia organised a first of its kind meeting of puppet theatre professionals in Armenia, attended by the representatives of puppet theatres, individual artists and amateur puppet lovers. The challenges and new opportunities regarding the development of puppetry arts in Armenia were discussed by the participants and a new strategy has […]

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