Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


Petits Bonheurs, Casteliers, International House of Puppetry Arts (MIAM) and the Outremont district join again to offer a three-week creative residence to a foreign puppeteer.

The residence aims to encourage the creation of a new play in puppet theater, for children from 3 to 6 years. This project will foster exchanges between the creator and the artists of Quebec, while offering time and space for reflection to complete the creative project, either at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of the course.


The residence is aimed at foreign professional puppeteers whose experience is recognized nationally or internationally. The candidate must have worked professionally in the puppet arts for a minimum of 5 years, in addition to having been associated with at least one production. You must also have practical knowledge of French.



From Monday, April 20 to Sunday, May 10, 2020. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.



The three-week residence includes accommodation, $ 50 / day allowances (for a total of $ 1,000) and a work place if necessary.


In addition, the residence includes a passport for all Little Happiness shows, the children’s cultural event, which will be held from May 1 to 10, 2020, and allows meetings with programmers from Quebec, Canada and abroad.


Finally, the residence opens the possibility of a presentation of the show completed during a future edition of the Petits Bonheurs Festival, the children’s cultural event and the Casteliers Festival.


In return, the candidate must offer during his stay puppet workshops for children from 3 to 6 years old, two as part of the Petits Bonheurs Festival and two at the MIAM in the Outremont district. In addition to participating in a meeting with members of the Association of Puppeteers of Quebec (AQM) and other professionals in the field. The candidate must also assume international transport between their country of origin and Montreal.


The application file


Interested puppeteers should send a file that includes:


  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages)
  • A letter of motivation for the residence and a description of the expectations. (maximum 1 page)
  • The description of the creation show (maximum 2 pages)
  • A list of material and space requirements for the residence (maximum 1 page)
  • A list of material and space requirements for the workshop (maximum 1 page)
  • Portfolio and press kit (maximum 5 selections)


The deadline for submission will be Monday, December 2, 2019 Application forms must be sent to Petits bonheurs, to the attention of Marion Delpierre by email: marion.delpierre@petitsbonheurs.ca or by mail: 4200 Ontario Street East , Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H1V 1K1.


All applicants will receive an email notification and the announcement of the chosen puppeteer will be made in December 2019.


NOTE: The residence provides for the reception of an artist, but it can also house a company of two puppeteers (accommodation and tickets for shows). However, it should be borne in mind that the per diem of $ 50 per day can only be offered to one person.