Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


Turning the spotlight on training in puppetry arts

The Professional Training Commission of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette) is pleased to present its new project: “Spotlight on Puppetry Arts Training”, which consists of:

  • Meetings to discover the main approaches to teaching the art of puppetry around the world.
  • Presentations and discussions with the heads of training institutions at the forefront of teaching the art of puppetry.

This series of monthly meetings, initially targeting institutions that are already structured with long-term training. The project will follow organizing meetings with institutions that are in the process of creating puppet training programs, and finally meetings with organizations offering short-term training.

Part 1 : Presentation of the school made by the guest

  • Teaching philosophy
  • Learning methods
  • Admission criteria
  • Specializations and the kind of qualifications offered.

Part 2 : Questions and answers on the orientation and content of the courses

This project is aimed at anyone interested in studying the arts of puppetry as well as lecturers, trainers, postgraduates and artists wishing to deepen their knowledge in the field.


First four encounters of the series:

1) 21 October 2021 at 4pm (French time)

ESNAM (National School of Puppetry Arts), Institute International de la Marionnette, Charleville-Mezieres, France

2)- November 2021

UCONN (University of Connecticut) Department of Puppetry Arts, Stores, USA

3)- December 2021

UNSAM (National University of San Martin, Argentina), Department of Performing Arts, -Puppet and Object program-.

4)- March 2022:

Spotlight on the new training programs currently being created in Africa, India and Italy.

The meetings will take place on ZOOM.

If you are interested in participating in the meetings, please write requesting a link to:

UNIMA Professional Training Commission: puppetraining1@gmail.com

For those who can’t follow the meetings live, once the event is over the recordings will be available on the Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzH7eOD4GaLfTc7OFAIUjOQ

The videos will be subtitled in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.