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13. Februar 2014

Internationales Festivalleitertreffen in Bochum / International meeting of puppet theatre festival heads

In Kooperation mit der Festivalkommission der UNIMA lädt das Figurentheater der Nationen - FIDENA  zum dritten internationalen Treffen der Festivalleiter aus dem Bereich Puppentheater ein. Die Tagung wird vom 18.  bis 20 Mai 2014, parallel zur FIDENA (16. - 24. Mai)  in  Bochum stattfinden. Thema der Tagung: Cultural Education vs. Artistic Freedom – Internationale Festivals in Zeiten der Krise.


Das Tagungsprogramm wird internationale Beispiele für die gelungene Verbindung von Kunst und Vermittlung präsentieren, ebenso wie Konzepte, die sich der Vermittlung unter dem Stichwort „No Education“ verweigern und dennoch (oder gerade deshalb?) den Weg zu Kindern und  Jugendlichen finden. Zu den Referenten gehören u.a. Airan Berg (Linz09 – I like to move it move it)  und Darran O'Donnell (Mammalian Diving Reflex).
Hinzu kommt der Austausch über „best practice“-Beispiele aus den eigenen Reihen.


Anmeldungen sind ab sofort möglich unter symposium@fidena.de



In May 2014, in cooperation with the UNIMA Festival commission, the FIDENA will open the third international meeting of puppet theatre festival heads. The conference will take place in Bochum from 18 to 20 May 2014, parallel with the FIDENA festival (16 - 24 May) . This year the theme will be  Cultural Education vs. Artistic Freedom – International Festivals in Times of Crisis.


The conference programme will be presenting unusual projects which exemplify the link between art and mediation. Under the slogan "No Education" it will simultaneously present concepts which refuse mediation and nonetheless (perhaps for this very reason) find a way of reaching children and young people. The participants will also be exchanging ideas and opinions about "best practice" examples from their own ranks.

Information and application: symposium@fidena.de

20. November 2013

Direktor(in) gesucht: Institut International de la Marionnette

Deadline für Bewerbungen: 22. November 2013!


The IIM, an internationally oriented institution, has been participating in the development of puppetry arts since its creation in 1981. It has developed its activities around two sectors: the sector for professional training (ESNAM – Ecole nationale supérieure des arts de la marionnette, the National School for higher education in puppetry arts for initial training, professional continuing education workshops and professional integration programmes) and the sector for Research and documentation (a documentation and resource centre, reception of researchers in residence, coordination of the Puppetry Arts Portal, publications, exhibitions and a patrimonial collection). The Institut International de la Marionnette is funded by the Ministries of Culture and of Communication, the Champagne-Ardenne/Orcca Region, the Ardennes County Council and the City of Charleville-Mézières.



    Managing and continuing with the development of the institution in all its activities, while maximizing financial, logistic and human resources.

    Drawing up, implementing and overseeing the School’s educational project whilst taking into consideration the new location, the evolution of the diploma and possible modifications in the rhythm of recruitment of first-year students.

    Developing a plan for occupational integration and professional continuing education, organizing its implementation in association with administrative and professional partners.

    Reinforcing the spread and influence of the Research and documentation sector in all its components.

    Striving for the establishment and development of outreach initiatives and resources in partnership with the World festival of Puppet Theatres in view of creating a puppetry referent nucleus at territorial, national and international levels.

    Leading a team of 14 permanent staff members and around thirty regular or occasional guest instructors in a year. 


Profile and experience

A confirmed professional, an artist or specialized in a cultural field, s/he has extensive knowledge of puppetry arts and the issues connected with initial and/or professional training. S/he shows particular interest in research and is conversant with the contemporary stage and more generally with the visual arts and their aesthetic aims. Accordingly, s/he is a recognized interlocutor in the French and international professional network.

The candidate is experienced in management, endowed with interpersonal skills and has displayed dynamism and an aptitude for stimulating multidisciplinary teams.

S/he masters computer software, speaks fluent French and English. Mastery of other languages (Spanish, German or another) would be a plus.


Terms of employment and remuneration


Full-time permanent contract (CDI), based in Charleville-Mézières (France).

Assumption of duties: 2 June 2014

Remuneration on the basis of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (Convention Collective) for Live Performance.


Applications (CV and cover letter) must be sent concomitantly by electronic and postal mail before 22/11/2013 to:

M. le Président, Institut International de la Marionnette/ESNAM

7, place Winston Churchill

F-08000 Charleville-Mézières



Further information as regards the recruitment and its proceedings can be had from Viviane Luck (adm.institut@marionnette.com)

+33 (0)3 24 33 72 50