Diversity and Social Cohesion

Puppetry is an artistic medium that brings multiple artistic languages into play, speaks across cultural, gender and age divides and fosters integration through cultural collaboration. Events such as the festival Out The Box as well as local and international exchange programs are produced with the specific goal of fostering social cohesion and a love of cultural and artistic diversity in the arts.

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Skills and Sustainability

Active Puppets and Child’s Play use puppetry as a tool for developing creative, technical and leadership skills. Youth, community-based artists receive support, training and professional puppetry engagements while children participate in workshops, imaginative productions and parades.

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Wholistic Development

Indawo Yobom is a centre for growth and regeneration that supports quality of life. Building on a backbone of food security and physical wellbeing, the program uses creative performance, technical capacity and handcraft to build income generation and emotional resilience.

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Professional Pathways 

Emerging and professional artists are empowered in building successful and financially viable careers in puppetry arts. Areas of support include distribution of commercial work, production and financial management, funding application advice, participation in local and international performances and networks.

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