Puppet Animation Festival 2019 call out for work

We are looking for companies who are interested in touring their work with us during our annual Puppet Animation Festival, 30 March – 20 April 2019.

Puppet Animation Festival presents a programme of children’s puppet theatre, visual theatre, animated films and workshops for audiences, aged 0-12, all over Scotland. Taking place across the country, from the Highlands to the Borders, from the islands to the Central Belt, participating companies present their work in a wide variety of venues including city centre theatres, urban arts and community centres down to the smallest of remote rural village halls.

If you create performances, animated films or workshops for children using puppetry, object manipulation, visual theatre or animated film, please get in touch, we’d love to talk to you.

We are particularly interested in programming work that caters for Scotland’s diverse communities and children and work which encourages equality and environmental awareness.

Application Process:

If you are interested in taking part, please send an email to projects@puppetanimation.org, including the following information:

  • Tour pack for the production, workshop or animated film, including basic technical requirements
  • Short biography of the artist/company
  • Links to website and previous work (including images)
  • Video footage of the proposed production, workshop or animated film via YouTube or Vimeo link

Puppet Animation Festival is largely a rural touring event and, with this in mind, has particular stipulations for participating artists regarding technical requirements, company size and transport. Once we have discussed the suitability of your proposed event, we will send you a Google Form to collect all the information we need to create our Production Pack.

Once we have received all of the applications, we select a programme of around 25 productions, films and workshops. We then circulate our Production Pack – containing the marketing and technical specifications of the participating companies – to our network of Scottish venues who, in collaboration with Puppet Animation Scotland, programme particular productions, workshops and films for their audiences.

Once we have confirmed all our venues’ choices participating companies are provided with their tour schedules. We aim to provide all productions with at least three bookings.

Please read our festival guidelines for artists and companies carefully before submitting any content to us below:

The closing date for applications is Monday 9 July 2018 at 10.00am. Successful applicants will be informed by w.c. 16 July 2018.

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