Call for Submissions: 7th annual FRESH IDEAS IN PUPPETRY DAY, Puppetmongers

PUPPETMONGERS is seeking submissions for the 7th annual
In Toronto, Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

FRESH IDEAS IN PUPPETRY is a full day convivial gathering with a focus on exploring advances in puppetry, such as newly devised technical inventions and improvements, recent research discoveries, original creation processes, or novel ways of integrating puppetry into other artistic disciplines and media.

Submissions for the day-time portion of the event may be papers, presentations (live or video), show-and-tells, panel and round table proposals, or other formats with a suggested length of a half hour to one and a half hours.

For the evening cabaret, we are seeking showcase length works in progress or excerpts of recently completed works (approx. 15 minute in length).  Please note, technical facilities are minimal and there is no opportunity for rehearsal on site.

All presenters and performers will receive an honorarium, as well as free access to both the daytime and evening portions of the programming (a $100 value).

Submissions should contain a brief, one paragraph description of your proposal, along with a short bio, as well as complete contact information (name, address, telephone and e-mail address).

We are interested in hearing from artists from all walks of the arts.

The deadline for proposals is Thursday, February 20th.
Please submit your idea to

Successful applicants will be contacted in early April.

Nothing to propose this time but interested in attending?

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Puppetmongers was founded in 1974 by the brother and sister team of Ann and David Powell. Dedicated to new play development, they have created 12 shows for children, families and adults, earning 5 Citations of Excellence from the Union International de la Marionette and numerous other awards. The Toronto School of Puppetry was founded in 1996, and hosts workshops and classes for children and adults, as well as Master Classes for experienced puppeteers and interdisciplinary artists.