Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


W.P. Puppet Theatre is currently accepting proposals from puppeteers whose work relates to the 2020 Conference Theme: Puppets Go Existential!

This conference on applied puppetry is scheduled to be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from May 27 – 31st, 2020.

Offering world-class professional development, the conference features award-winning local and international presenters and master puppeteers, sharing their stories and skills in an educational, engaging and fun environment through hands-on workshops, talks, panels, and special networking events.

Puppet Power 2020 will present puppeteers whose work relates to the existential considerations of our time: Climate Action, Artificial Intelligence, Culture & Identity, Hope & Human Agency.

This call is open to local, national, and international proposals. WP Puppet Theatre will pay for travel costs to Calgary, Accommodation, Per Diem, Presenter Fee and Conference Registration.

The application deadline is Oct 31, 2019.  Early bird conference passes are scheduled to go on sale by October.

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