Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO

Cooperation Commission

Ukrainian Beneficiaries - Free of Strings 2022
Last updated: 20-03-2024

Become a Volunteer - Your time is valued!

Join the UNIMA Cooperation Commission as a volunteer member and be a source of hope for those in need. We are in urgent need and actively seeking individuals with skills in social media management, communication with emergency aid recipients, and assistance in our crowdfunding campaign. Whether you’re a current member or not, your expertise can make a significant impact. If you’re ready to lend your skills and contribute to positive change, please email us at cooperation@unima.org.

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.

Information for Donors - Donation Guidelines and Dedication Options

1. To donate, use either Paypal or make a direct bank transfer to our bank account. 2. If you would like to dedicate your donation to a certain cause, write to us at cooperation@unima.org with a screen capture of your donation and what campaign/cause you intend it for. 3. For a donation receipt, follow the same steps. Include your full address and the donation date in the email to cooperation@unima.org. 4. If you can’t use bank transfer or Paypal, use our Emergency Aid for Puppeteers Campaign on GoFundMe.

Consider donating—your support matters! Click below to contribute:

Thank you for your continuous support for peace, heritage, and the creative arts!
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions at cooperation@unima.org.

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Last news of the Commission

A heartfelt video and message from UNIMA Brazil

Dear friends and colleagues, Please find below a link to a video made about the tragedy in southern Brazil. We are continuing our fundraising campaign for humanitarian aid for the artists who lost their spaces, materials and equipment and need all kinds of support. Financial contributions can be made through the paypal account:  contatoaprtb@gmail.com. Video […]

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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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