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Last updated: 26-02-2020

UNIMA Spain – UNIMA Federación España

Date of creation: 1985

Calle Sagasta, 12 - Esc. B, 3º D
28004  MADRID  Spain

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Brief history
UNIMA Spain is a federation divided into several autonomous associations. A Management Committee is charged with the daily activities of UNIMA. The working committees are the components responsible for specific fields. All members are represented on the Federal Committee by delegates, democratically elected speakers from their own federal association. The associations are UNIMA Castilla La Mancha; UNIMA Aragón; UNIMA Asturies; UNIMA Cataluña, UNIMA Castilla-León; UNIMA Euskal Herria; UNIMA Galicia; UNIMA Madrid; UNIMA Murcia and UNIMA Valencia.
Miguel Arreche, member of UNIMA Spain, was Secretary General of international UNIMA from 2000 to 2008.

Important projects and achievements
UNIMA Federación España’s objectives (UFE) are the training of puppeteers and the promotion of puppetry art. Annually, UFE organizes a Summer School open to puppeteers or artists who want to improve their knowledge of puppetry and the puppetry world. UFE gives to its members training scholarships to facilitate their participation in courses. UFE publishes an annual magazine, Fantoche. In 2006, the UNIMA Council was organized in Tolosa and in 2016 the UNIMA World Congress and Festival will take place in this city, in the frame of the European Capital of Culture 2016. In collaboration with the University of the Basque Country, it is working on the Spanish translation of the World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Art (WEPA).

Last news of the UNIMA Center

Centro del Títere in Spain call proposals for Ibertíteres 2024

Colombia, News, Spain - 29/01/2024

Centro del Títere in Alcorcón (Madrid, Spain) opens a program of creation in residence for companies and creators of puppet and object theatre, with the support of Iberescena and in alliance with UNIMA Colombia and Teatro de Títeres Elwaky. Ibertíteres is a program of creation in residence for the art of puppetry that promotes experimentation […]

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Registrations open for the Summer School courses at Centro del Títere

Notices, Spain - 7/06/2023

Registrations open for the Summer School courses at Centro del Títere Intensive courses for adults from 3rd to 14th July Centro del Títere inaugurates the second Summer School with a program of intensive courses for adults from 3rd to 14th of July. Centro del Títere summer school pretend enabling access to training on puppets to professionals […]

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Puppets on the Mountain by Grupo Trapusteros Teatro

Brazil, Spain - 26/07/2022

Títeres en la Montaña (Puppets on the Mountain) is a festival conceived by the Grupo Trapusteros Teatro, which has its headquarters – La Borda del Títere – in Aguinaliu, a small town located in the mountains of the Aragonese pre-Pyrenees, municipality of Graus, region of Ribagorza. Trapusteros is formed by the Spaniard, Marcos Pena, and the […]

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UNIMA 2020 Summer School

Spain - 2/03/2020

The 19th edition of the Summer School of Unima Federation Spain will be held this year in Avilés, Asturias, from 27th of June to 5th of July.

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