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Call for Submissions (Calgary): The Creative Puppet Fund

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Call for Submissions (Calgary): The Creative Puppet Fund

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The Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry (CAMP) is ecstatic to revive The Creative Fund seeking to assist puppet makers in the development and creation of new tiny-puppet works. These works will be developed over 5 months and then premiered during the 2021 Festival of Animated Objects as part of the WunderBriefs series. This opportunity is seeking to inspire works that are focused on being compactable, alternative and portable – they are mini puppet interactions or shows that are flexible enough to pop up in corners, hallways, sidewalks, lobbies and basements. All types of applicants are welcome to apply from across art forms, backgrounds, identities, ages, experience ranges, or abilities – CAMP is committed to equity and diversity and encourage applications from all individuals. We welcome projects from across all genres ranging from fairytale to revolt – encouraging participants to explore new puppetry terrains!

Ideas can be created out of suitcases, old radios, wagons – they could sit on your knee or wander in front of you. Concepts can be inspired around a variety of different audience interactions ranging from one on one experiences to small gatherings – the important part, is portable!


We will be accepting 6 interested puppeteers and will be providing each person with $1000 to
build their concept. Each participant will also have access to CAMP’s workshop studio at Contemporary Calgary and the support of CAMP staff for creative idea development and puppet troubleshooting needs.

All projects will be scheduled and performed multiple times during The Festival Of Animated Objects (March 9th – 14th 2021) with an additional $150 performance fee and an all access festival pass

Send Us A Submission

  • Tell us about yourself
  • Tell us about your history, love, curiosities about puppets, mask or physical theatre arts
  • Share with us a possible beginning idea you have for a puppet creation and how you hope to make it portable or tiny – we recognize that ideas can change quite dramatically during the process
  • Tell us a secret!



(Results will be decided by Oct. 4th and all applicants will be contacted)


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