Call for applications // Meeting the puppet world in India and Quebec

CINARS and the Quebec Government office in Mumbai as well as the Association québécoise des marionnettistes are happy to collaborate in this project together to present the world of puppetry from India and Quebec.

The selected Quebec company will have the chance to present their work to the puppetry community in India and the French-speaking Indian community through a discussion and the broadcast of a 10 minute extract from their show during two webinars: Introduction to the world of puppetry – Quebec & India

These webinars are scheduled as part of the special activities of the French-speaking communities in India where more than 700 000 students are learning French. The French Institute and Alliance Française network as well as French teachers associations in India are partners in the project.

In addition, the selected puppet company will be invited to eventually teach a virtual puppet workshop (3 hours) in English for the puppet community of India in partnership with Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust, a puppet theater company based in Delhi, whose main priority is to train the next generation of professional puppeteers. The date of the workshop is to be decided with Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust and is planned to happen in Spring 2022.

It is a great opportunity for exchanges, intercultural sharing and the development of contacts and projects with India.


Webinar dates: March 17 and 21, 2022

Dates of the virtual workshop : to be determined with the artists and Katkatha Puppet Trust

Fee offered to the selected company: CAN $ 1500

Eligibility requirements:
  • Be a professional puppetry company based in Quebec
  • Have a good quality recording of a puppet show ready to be broadcast in French (a 10 min extract will be broadcast)
  • Speak English and French
  • Have an approach of openness and sharing with the international
  • Able to teach a digital puppetry workshop
Note: The requested documents and the answers to the questions must be written in English in order to facilitate the understanding of all the members of the jury.



Deadline : March 4th 2022 at 11:59pm (time in Montreal)



Photo credit: Ondin, L’Illusion, Théâtre de marionnettes, © Michel Pinault