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Newsletter UNIMA | March 2020

Launch of the Congress registrations

The UNIMA Congress will be held from April 19 to 23, 2021, to allow all members of our association to meet and discuss UNIMA’s future. At that time too the Councillors selected by our individual National Centres will set UNIMA’s agenda for the next four years through their votes.
Because of the potential for a broader participation, the UNIMA Executive Committee has therefore taken the opportunity to propose the following. It proposes to initiate three levels of registration rates based upon the GDP per capita of the member countries of the organization. In addition, it proposes a different registration rate for voting councillors as well as for the general membership planning to participate as auditors of the Congress meetings. Everyone, whether a voting Councillor or an auditing member, will have access to simultaneous translation in three of UNIMA’s official languages (English, French, Spanish), as indicated in our organization’s Statutes and Rules of Procedure.
Registration is now open until April 12, 2021.

ALL members of a National Centre can participate in the UNIMA Congress. They can have a voice but they cannot vote. Please share with your membership this vital information. The Congress dossier is available to members by asking to their National Centre.

> Letter of General Secretary Idoya Otegui

World Puppetry Day.
Download the new logo.

The World Puppettry Day is coming soon, find here the new logo you can use. UNIMA and its National Centers are eager to share with you soon:

> the message written by the director of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay

> the video made for World Puppettry Day

You can request them from your National Centres if you wish to broadcast them on March 21.

> Download the logo
Check here the agenda of events about WPD 2021

Workshop: Movement and Immobility.
Deadline postponed.

Deadline to apply postponed to March 2nd. 
UNIMA and its Africa Commission are in discussion with National Centers for collective initiatives in three countries: Benin, Togo and Mali.

Within the framework of the project "Spotlight on puppetry in Africa" co-organized by UNIMA, the Académie Ivoire Marionnette and the Djarama Center, the artist Naomi Van Niekerk, closely linked with the project, will give a 5-day workshop in Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, hosted respectively by the Académie Ivoire Marionnette and the Festival Rendez-vous chez-nous of Ouagadougou. 
March 10 to 14. 9h
On line / presential

Language: French
Open to: Artists leaving in Africa

Deadline for applications: March 2nd

Application: Motivation letter, CV or presentation of the career path.

> Send your candidacy


Transnational ResiliArt UNIMA - UNESCO
The art of puppetry between tradition and future in times of the pandemic
March 20th, 17h (CET). Language: English

To close this cycle of ResiliArt UNIMA, the ONG organizes with UNESCO a special transnational round table ResiliArt moderated by the President of the International Association of Theatre Critics and member of our Organization Margareta Sörenson. This round will welcome:
  • Nancy Staub, researcher, heritage expert, USA
  • Fabrizio Montecchi, shadow theatre artist and expert, Teatro Gioco Vita, Italy
  • Gilbert Agbevide, theatre artist and producer, Togo
  • Dadi Pudumjee, puppet theatre director, Indian Puppeteer Trust, president of UNIMA, India
  • Oksana Byrliba, artist, Compagny Eskizy v Prostranstve, Russia
round tables


ResiliArt #18. Finland
March 8th
06 PM (CET) 
Language: Finnish
ResiliArt #16: Canadá
ResiliArt #19. South Korea
March 15th 
10 AM (CET) 18 PM (Séoul)
Language: Korean-English
ResiliArt #17:
10, Cours Aristide Briand – BP 402
08107 Charleville-Mézières – France |

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