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Winners 2024 – AVIAMA Puppet and mobility grants

News, Notices - 27/05/2024

For the 6th consecutive year, the International Association of Puppet Friendly Cities launched its mobility grant scheme: The Jury of the AVIAMA – Puppets and Mobility Grant was chaired by the City of Plzen (Czech Republic), represented by Mr. Jakub Hora, and composed of representatives of the City of Minami Awaji (Japan), the Borough of […]

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Short Stories Project Unveiled: International Collaboration to Propel Innovation in Contemporary Theatre

[Karlovac, Croatia] – The forthcoming collaboration between three esteemed International puppet festivals in Croatia, Serbia, and Italy marks a groundbreaking endeavor to bridge cultures and push the boundaries of contemporary theatre. Stemming from a shared vision to intertwine diverse artistic expressions, this collaborative effort between International Puppet Theatre Festival Karlovac – InPuT Fest (Karlovac, Croatia), […]

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Notice of passing: Luko Paljetak’s Legacy in Croatia

Croatia, News, Notices - 13/05/2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Croatian writer, esteemed puppeteer, poet, and artist Luko Paljetak. Honored member of UNIMA in 2004, Luko Paljetak (1943-2024) was an artist whose contributions to literature and puppetry have left an indelible mark on Croatian culture. FROM WEPA: LUKO PALJETAK “In 1971, Paljetak directed the […]

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Women and autobiographical identities within puppet theatre – International symposium

News, Notices, Research - 13/05/2024

Women and autobiographical identities within puppet theatre International symposium May 23rd 2024: 10 am to 13.30 pm Sala Muratori | Biblioteca Classense | Via Baccarini, Ravenna, and online Curated by Cristina Grazioli, Cariad Astles and Roberta Colombo Note: Registration details will be published soon. Make sure to follow for updates! With patronage from the Department […]

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UNIMA at 95: Words from UNIMA President Karen Smith

News, President - 27/04/2024

95 Years Young and Going Strong!   As we all know, the Union Internationale de la Marionnette, or UNIMA, was created in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1929, with the goal of globally promoting the puppetry arts. May 20 of this year will mark UNIMA’s 95th birthday! This is yet another wonderful opportunity to celebrate our amazing […]

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International Open Call (Croatia) – 29th Review of Puppet Theaters Rijeka

Croatia, News - 25/04/2024

Announcement: 29th Review of Puppet Theaters Rijeka – International Open Call We’re excited to announce the 29th Review of Puppet Theaters, scheduled for November 3-10, 2024 in Rijeka (Croatia), hosted by the Rijeka City Puppet Theater. International puppetry and children’s theaters (excluding Croatian and regional groups) are invited to submit one performance per theater for […]

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Puppetraining: Universidade de Brasília and Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

Announcement: UNIMA Professional Training Commission Presents “Puppetraining” The UNIMA Professional Training Commission is thrilled to announce the next session of “Puppetraining,” our international series featuring presentations by distinguished training institutions in puppetry from around the globe. Date & Time: April 26, 2024, at 14:00 CET (Online via Zoom) To register, please follow this Zoom link: […]

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