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Cooperation Commission

Preparation of one giant leather puppet, Cambodia / Photo: Pierre Collet.

The UNIMA Commission for Co-operation was created in 2008 to carry out actions of solidarity in puppetry-related contexts.

All UNIMA members and anyone involved in puppet theatre throughout the world could benefit from support from the Commission.

The remit of the Commission is to provide aid to puppeteers in situations of catastrophe. This encompasses disasters caused by weather or climate, industrial, political or social situations of extreme distress.

The Commission provides support in the form of subsidies and financial support to specific projects or people, as well as the formal support of UNIMA, an official partner of UNESCO.

The Commission for Co-operation supports :

  • Projects which have as their aim the development of puppet theatre to a significant degree in a certain area ;
  • Emergency Aid for puppeteers
  • The Kanguru project, which is designed to take puppet shows and workshops to children who are victims of war.

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Last news of the Commission

Emergency Aid for Ukraine

Cooperation - 7/03/2022

A new crisis has emerged in Ukraine, and UNIMA has received many queries in the past week. Our Commissions have assembled for extraordinary meetings to decide on a united response to this alarming tragedy and the assistance we can provide its victims. UNIMA continues to provide aid for puppeteers and UNIMA members afflicted by economic […]

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