A project funded by the European Union Creative Europe Programme

IMPULSE! New Focus on Puppetry and Visual Theatre

The two-year project promotes the art of contemporary puppetry and visual theater and focuses on the borders of Northern and Southern Europe. Collaborating countries – Finland, Lithuania and Portugal – all have geographical challenges in exchanging knowledge, networks and touring, but have major potential in promoting the art form of puppetry for wider audiences.

IMPULSE!

  • Showcases high-quality contemporary puppetry and visual theatre
  • Extends and engages audiences for puppetry and visual theatre for adults 
  • Develops a sustainable international tour structure for puppet theatre and visual theatre performances and freelance professionals
  • Creates networks, European-wide touring conditions and strengthens the conditions for art professionals’ employment
  • Enables professional development with artistic and productional viewpoints
  • Focuses on Europe’s geographical peripheries in the Northern and Southern Europe 

Project partners:

Aura of Puppetsis a network of professional freelance puppet theatre artists in Finland and currently represents 71 artists across Finland. Most artists of Aura of Puppets network have graduated from the Puppet Theatre Department of Turku Arts Academy (BA). Aura of Puppets network also organizes the annual international puppetry festival TIP-Fest (Turku International Puppetry Festival), Finland.

A Tarumba – Teatro de Marionetas is a Portuguese professional theatre company, based in Lisbon, established in 1993. Tarumba organizes FIMFA (International Festival of Puppetry and Animated Forms), an annual festival since 2001 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Kosmos Theatre is the first visual theatre laboratory in Lithuania that focuses on professional artists, established in 2012. Kosmos Theatre collaborates with Contempo festival in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Read more on the project’s website https://impulseproject.eu

Suomeksi

IMPULSE! – New Focus on Puppetry and Visual Theatre on kaksivuotinen projekti, jossa kehitetään nukketeatterille sosiaalisesti ja ekologisesti kestäviä kiertuerakenteita sekä -verkostoja Eurooppaan. Projekti pyrkii vahvistamaan taiteilijoiden ja tuottajien ammatillista kehitystä sekä tuomaan nykynukketeatteria tunnetuksi uusille yleisöille kunnianhimoisen ja kansainvälisen esitystoiminnan kautta.

Mukana olevat kumppanit ovat Suomesta (Aura of Puppests), Liettuasta (Kosmos Theatre) sekä Portugalista (A Tarumba)  jakavat samankaltaisia maantieteellisestä sijainnista johtuvia haasteita esitys- ja festivaalitoiminnassaan.

Projektin aikana toteutetaan festivaalivierailuja, keskustelutilaisuuksia, työpajoja ja seminaareja. Projektin anti kootaan yhteen ja julkaistaan verkossa alan ammattilaisten ja muiden kiinnostuneiden saatavaksi vuoden 2024 loppupuolella.

Lue lisää projektin nettisivuilta: https://impulseproject.eu

Contact information

Coordinator: Jesper Dolgov
info@impulseproject.com

+358 41 312 1834

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