Our policies, procedures and codes of practice cover all aspects of Puppet Animation Scotland’s structure, operation and activities. They align with current best practice and are integral to the successful and effective running of our organisation. Click the Organisation Handbook icon or download the file to see them in more detail. Scroll down a little further to find our Open Door Policy.


At Puppet Animation Scotland the development of artists’ creative ambitions and technical expertise are integral to everything we do. Every year we provide an array of exciting opportunities for animators and theatre practitioners of all disciplines who aim to engage meaningfully with visual theatre, puppetry and animated film. It is important for us to know that we are doing all we can to nurture artists and supply them with whatever it is that they require to further develop their skills and understanding of their chosen practice.

We are committed to ensuring that it easy for Scottish and Scotland-based artists to contact us to discuss their practice, projects and needs. We are equally committed to hearing from artists that live in the rest of the UK and internationally. For this reason, we uphold an Open Door Policy.

Our Open Door Policy means that we can offer artists direct, respectful communication, feedback and discussion in a safe and encouraging environment. Through speaking with us artists can gain invaluable advice, guidance and insight into the puppetry, animated film and visual theatre industries.

Here are some ways that you can get in touch with us:

Email us or call us: for all inquiries, our email address is [email protected], you can also give us a call at +44(0) 131 341 4314.

Drop-in to our offices: Puppet Animation Scotland is based in Summerhall, Edinburgh. We are usually in our offices Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, come and find us and say hello. If we are busy and you need to discuss something more substantial, we will arrange a mutually convenient day and time to meet.

A one-to-one meeting: Contact us [email protected] to arrange a meeting with us, to discuss an upcoming creative project or funding application, get some input on potential next steps for a new idea or proposal, or talk about future training opportunities and/or anything else puppetry, visual/ physical theatre and/or animated film related.

Ongoing Survey: This is your chance to tell us everything about yourself and your work, to make sure we provide the best support and opportunities we can. Fill it in now! Once you have submitted your responses, this information will be downloaded and saved in a secure database. If there is anything you would like to discuss further, please contact us and we will get back in touch with you promptly and arrange to meet.

Free Cake Fridays: We are currently reviewing our approach to artist socials and networking, and as such there will be no Free Cake Fridays for the forseeable future. Please do join us, however, at our MANIPULATE Festival Opening Social on 29 January. We recognise the value of having moments to connect and share practice in these unusual times and we will therefore look to announce new social and networking dates in Spring after MANIPULATE.

Due to Covid-19 we have moved free cake Friday online. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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