Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO

Espace membre

Festival sponsorship

Since June 2016, the International Festivals Commission has been responsible for the festival sponsorship program. Initiated by the Cultural Exchange Commission, this program aims to help young UNIMA puppeteers and puppet students, both UNIMA and non-UNIMA members, to attend puppet festivals and increase their knowledge organization and programming of an international event.


Each participating festival offers free accommodation and tickets for shows to the program. Each recipient is responsible for traveling to the selected festival, and visa fees (if applicable).

The application form

Interested parties should:

  • Complete the online form. Attach one of the following:
    • Member of UNIMA: letter of attestation signed and sent by the national center to which you belong.
    • Student: Your school’s Letter of Attestation

The deadline

Applications must reach the International Festival Commission a minimum of 3 months before the start of the festival.
As places are limited, interested persons must apply as soon as possible.

The selection process

  • Sponsorships are awarded to the first applicants.
  • The Commission receives the application and presents it to the selected festival.
  • The Festival confirms to the Commission the availability of the sponsorship.
  • The Commission then sends the applicant a confirmation and puts it in touch with the festival hosting the applicant.

Duties of the sponsored

The sponsored agrees to:

  • Collaborate with the host festival and respect the general rules of the organization.
  • Send to the International Festivals Commission a brief report of their stay at the festival (including 3 photos of the event) within 30 days of the end of the festival.

Festivals offering sponsorships

Reports of the sponsored