Puppet Animation Scotland champions puppetry, visual theatre and animated film in Scotland and internationally.
Through our portfolio of festivals and support schemes we provide the practical means to foster creativity, innovation and excellence throughout Scotland's professional thatre community. We also offer a range of skills and career development opportunities to encourage would-be practitioners to prepare for entry into the sector.
The Puppet Animation Festival, programmed in geographically remote venues throughout Scotland each easter, is the UK's oldest and largest annual performing arts event for children. Since 2000 over 200,000 people have attended. www.puppetanimationfestival.org
Our annual manipulate Visual Theatre Festival presents dynamic innovative visual theatre and animation from around the world. www.manipulatefestival.org
Through each year we also provide a series of workshops and other creative and technical development opportunities for professional theatre artists in Scotland.
Puppet Animation Scotland has three members of staff, Simon Hart - Artistic Director, Jen White - Festivals and Projects Manager, and Rosie Priest - Administrator.