International Association
of Puppet Friendly Cities

AVIAMA is an association which gathers cities and local governments of the whole world around the puppet. Introduced in 2010, this association, whose head office is in Charleville-Mézières, includes cities convinced of the importance of the culture in their development and of the necessity of promoting the arts of the puppet. AVIAMA offers to the friendly cities to join a network of cooperation.


Calendar 2022 - 2023

from 15 May
to 21 May 2023

25th Festival Internacional de Teatre de Teresetes in Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

Palma de Mallorca (Espagne)
From May 15 to 21, 2023, attend a theatrical week in Palma de Mallorca! Annual...
from 25 July
to 30 July 2023

17th Biennial of the International Festival of Puppetry Arts in Saguenay (Quebec, Canada)

Saguenay (Canada)
From July 27 to August 1, 2023, attend the 17th edition of this biennial produced...
from 29 July

AVIAMA 2023 General Assembly in Saguenay (Canada)

Saguenay (Canada)
The 2023 AVIAMA General Assembly will be held on July 29 in Saguenay, Quebec (Canada),...
from 3 August
to 6 August 2023

35th international puppet festival in Mirepoix (France)

Mirepoix (France)
The medieval city of Mirepoix, the municipalities of the Pays de Mirepoix and the town...
from 16 September
to 24 September 2023

22nd World Festival of Puppet Theaters in Charleville-Mézières (France)

Charleville-Mézières (France)
World capital of puppetry, Charleville-Mézières will host the 22nd edition of its World Festival of...

Its goals


the universal character of the arts of the puppet by training a space of exchanges between the member cities and the professionals of the culture and anyone interested in the arts of puppetry.


Make arts of the puppet a factor of development, by offering a space of resources to help in the implementation of local and international projects


the role of the local decision-makers in the realization of bilateral or multilateral cultural projects of cooperation to support the arts of the puppet


Our member cities


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