Call for Entries: Puppeteers for the Festival Mondial Des Théâtres De Marionnettes 2019

Working in partnership with Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre, Puppet Animation Scotland invites Scottish-based puppeteers to pitch their imaginative and dynamic creative ideas for the Festival Mondial Des Théâtres De Marionnettes 2019.

Catching Up With Our Santander Intern, Marta

In September 2018, we had the chance to work with Marta Maluva, as part of a Santander Placement at Queen Margaret University. We caught up with her this month to talk about her highlights of the month, and what she learnt during her month with her.

Introducing: Free Cake Friday

As part of our Open-Door policy we are starting Free Cake Friday. Join us in the Summerhall Café, Edinburgh, every last Friday of the month, between 9am and 12pm, meet the team and tell us about your practice and projects, and …. get a free slice of cake!

a two layers brown hazelnut cake sits on a plate, a slice cut out of it and the knife still in place, to the right hand side of the photo. On the left, a pile of empty plates and a sign reading "Puppet Animation Scotland Open Doors". The whole is on a wooden table.

Our Open Door Policy

The development of artists’ creative ambitions and technical expertise is integral to everything we do. We are passionately committed to making it as easy as possible for Scottish-based artists, where ever they are based, to reach us and discuss their practice, projects, and needs.

A group of around ten people sit on chairs in a semi circle on a small stage, their back to the camera, in front of an audience in a small theatre room. The light is directed at the stage.

We Need Two Sopranos for manipulate 2019!

We are looking for two confident sopranos with classical music-sounding voices, to perform during the manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2019, to join a choir of eight and sing two Bach chorales in German, by heart. Apply by December 7, 12pm.

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Meet our new Administrator!

We are delighted that Heidi has joined the team and we look forward to delivering our next batch of festivals and projects with her. 

We’re hiring a Digital Communications Assistant!

Puppet Animation Scotland is looking for a hard-working and effective Digital Communications Assistant to help us deliver our annual programme of festivals and events.

Puppet Animation Festival 2019 call out for work

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

Testroom 2018-2019

Facilitated by leading UK puppeteer Gavin Glover, over a series of Saturday meetings and Monday evening group sessions, selected practitioners of any arts discipline will explore initial creative ideas that they have proposed and which place at their heart elements of live puppet and/or object manipulation performance.

We’re looking for an Administrator!

Puppet Animation Scotland is looking for someone to ensure the smooth running of the office, festivals and projects.

Puppet Animation Festival is 35 Years Old!

Where does all of the time go?! We’re delighted that on our 35th year we are presenting 165 events in over 90 venues across Scotland and the North of England.

manipulate 2018 Trailer

Explore the visually compelling work on offer in manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2018 in the luscious trailer created by artist Stewart Armstrong.

manipulate 2018 Masterclass Programme

We are pleased to announce the manipulate Visual Theatre Festival masterclass programme for 2018, which will be hosted at Dance Base from January 27 2018 – February 3 2018.

Upcoming Workshops

We are pleased to announce the third and fourth of our 2017 puppetry training opportunities. The first of which is led by the internationally renowned puppeteer, director and teacher Rene Baker.

Puppet Animation Festival 2018

We have published our available production pack for the Puppet Animation Festival 2018.

Testroom 2017-18 Artists

Puppet Animation Scotland was inundated with applications for our second year of Testroom: a creative development opportunity for Scottish-based artists supported by the National Theatre of Scotland.

Call Out for Proposals

If you create work or workshops for children using puppetry, object manipulation, visual theatre or animated film, please let us know, we’d love to talk to you.

We Catch Up With Our Administrator, Rosie

This month Puppet Animation Scotland’s administrator, Rosie, celebrates one whole year of working with us

The Art of Puppetry for Beginners

Whether it’s learning to work with puppets or build them yourself, this one day taster workshop has the potential to bring your creative ideas to life.

Puppet Animation Scotland & Edinburgh Short Film Festival Animation Award

Puppet Animation Scotland joins forces with Edinburgh Short Film Festival to create a new animation award.

The Creative Fund at Work

Want to know more about the history of the Creative Fund and who we have previously funded?

manipulate Visual Theatre Festival Programme 2017

Puppet Animation Festival announces the programme for manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2017 – its innovative international festival of visual theatre and film.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 Total Theatre Awards Assessor

Gordon was able to take part in the assessment of productions for the Total Theatre Awards through Puppet Animation Scotland’s bursary opportunity for aspiring producers and programmers. This opportunity is available every year and is advertised from June-July.

Total Theatre Award

We are thrilled to once again be partaking in the Total Theatre Awards at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Testroom

Puppet Animation Scotland, supported by the National Theatre of Scotland, offers the following creative development opportunity for Scottish-based artists. Facilitated by leading UK puppeteer Gavin Glover (NTS: The Tin Forest, A Christmas Carol) over nine Monday evening sessions, artists of all disciplines will explore initial creative ideas that they have proposed and which place at their heart elements of live puppet and/or object manipulation performance.

Total Theatre Award Assessor – supported place

We are excited to announce the following professional development opportunity for emerging programmers and producers working in Scotland.