This is a troubling and difficult time, but it is important to remember that we are all in this together.

At Puppet Animation Scotland we are doing what we can to prevent the spread of coronavirus by following government guidelines and working from home. You can still contact us via our usual phone number, +44(0) 131 341 4314 or by emailing

We are proud to offer an Open Door Policy and invite artists to contact us with questions or concerns regarding your practice and the Covid-19 outbreak, we will do what we can to offer advice. Through our Open Door Policy we also offer direct means for open, respectful communication, feedback, and discussion regarding your current practice, projects and artistic needs.

Below you will find some helpful links and articles with information on Covid-19 related bursaries and available funding, online entertainment and networking opportunities and information for volunteers.

Information Regarding Bursaries & Funding

Screen Scotland Covid-19 Update 

Screen Scotland provide information regarding their response to the coronavirus outbreak’s impact and information on available bursaries for self-employed or freelance individuals.

Creative Scotland Covid-19 Impact Funds 

Creative Scotland has launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country’s creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Creative Scotland A-Z of Funding Resources

Creative Scotland have compiled an A-Z of funding and resources available to those in the creative community, who have been affected by Coronavirus (Covid-19).



Weekly Puppetry Socials

BYO at Home – A chance to catch up and stay in touch with colleagues and friends in the puppetry-verse, every Thursday at 7pm.

Puppetry Lab

A chance to try out how we might do puppetry live in the digital realm, every Tuesday at 10am.

Creative Entrepreneurs Club

In order to best serve the wider creative community CEC have removed all member fees and refocused content to be as useful and relevant as possible. You’ll now find one to one business advice sessions, job opportunities, mental health support, online events, dependable up to the minute information, and more.

Creative Industries Federation

Free Federation Membership for six months.



Whats On Stage

Stage shows and opera that you can watch online now for free!

Alchemy Live 1 – 3 May

Alchemy Live is, to begin with, two things. It is the tenth edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, the flagship event of Alchemy Film & Arts. And it is the first exclusively digital iteration of said festival: a one-off live stream taking place across three days and bringing the best in international experimental film – curated in Hawick, Scotland’s film town – to the comfort of homes the world over, for free!


Advice for Volunteers During the Covid-19 Crisis

Practical guidance to minimise the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on the health and wellbeing of volunteers (as well as those that they volunteer for and with).

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