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You are invited to join us next year at the University of Maryland for the 2023 National Puppetry Festival and academic symposium. Puppeteers, enthusiasts, educators, and friends will all be gathering to celebrate the puppetry arts and experience our first festival together in four years. The festival will focus on the theme of generations, honoring those that went before, celebrating those who are with us now, and encouraging those to come. All are welcome to attend.

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Thank you for your applications

We are in the process of making final selections. We hope to have contracts issued no later than October 15th.

The National Puppetry Festival believes that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. We are part of a growing movement to ensure the inclusion of those who have been historically excluded, focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQIA+ people, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and womxn; We strongly encourage individuals with these identities to apply!

 Do you have questions?

Email The Artistic Committee 

Email the Workshops Committee

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Puppeteers of America
310 East 38th St, Suite 127
Minneapolis, MN 55409