International Association
of Puppet Friendly Cities – AVIAMA


2018-2019 Calendar – AVIAMA



July 14th to 22nd
GHENT – Belgium
Organized by the European Puppet Center, it is free and intended for all audiences. He is celebrating his 30th birthday this year.
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all summer long
Amiens – France
Three shows are offered alternately in July and August, as well as a guided tour of the Exhibition and the Theater of 1:30 for individuals and groups from Tuesday to Sunday from 13:30 to 17:30
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August 10-11, 2018
IIDA – Japan
A General Assembly hosted by one of the founding cities of the association
AVIAMA meets at the International Festival of IIDA, at the invitation of its Mayor, Mr Matsuo MAKINO. This is the first time that the GA will be held outside Europe: a unique opportunity to expand the network of the Association by going to meet other cities active in the field of puppetry.

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until 9/09/2018
TOLOSA – Spain
To discover until 9/09/2018 a temporary exhibition which devotes the 30 years of artistic career of the company BUHO & MARAVILLAS (Seville)
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20th to 25th September 2018
Charleville-Mézières – France
As a foretaste of the World Festival
J -365 gives you an appointment: this highlight offers many shows, exhibitions, meetings and workshops open to all

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The FIAMS 2019 is here!
SAGUENAY – Quebec – Canada
The International Festival of Puppetry Arts in Saguenay (FIAMS) is announced! Founded in 1989, this major biennale will take place from July 23 to 28, 2019. It has a significant impact on the development of theater and puppetry arts in Quebec. It is a amazing and huge event that brings together young and old around puppetry but it is also a place of exchange for professionals of programming, artists and the press
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Call for residence
TOURNAI (Belgium)
The Puppet Center of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation is a unique place devoted to the influence of puppetry in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. For several years now, he has been implementing a residency program. An appeal is made to the companies for the second half of 2018 and for the year 2019.
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Permanent exhibition
Segovie – Spain
Master puppeteer Francisco Peralta donated 38 pieces to the city representing characters from his various creations. This is an opportunity to admire the different handling systems and the very sophisticated construction of this exceptional manufacturer.
Open from Wednesday to Sunday

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2018-2019 season
At the Bialystok Puppet Theater, the 2018-2019 season opens with “Ophelia and its shadow theater” – A show directed by Kata Csato (premiere: September 30, 2018 and performances of 2 to October 11)
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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.

Its goals


Share 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

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

Promote 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



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