Workshop Application
2019 National Puppetry Festival
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
July 16 – 21, 2019

DEADLINE: All applications must be received by end of day on October 31, 2018.

The workshop program for 2019 will emphasize programs that represent the diverse skills and interests of Puppeteers of America members. Workshops that include hands-on creation and skill development, as well as lively, interactive discussions, lectures and demonstrations are encouraged. For this festival workshops with an academic or scholarly focus as well as workshops in related arts fields such as doll making and illustration are welcomed. Successful workshops are those in which participants come away with a new or improved applicable skill, insight and/or inspiration.
Workshops can include, but are not limited to:
- Puppet construction
- Construction technique (materials application, tools, processes, etc.)
- Design (puppets, sets, costumes, etc.)
- Performance
- Writing
- Sound and lighting production
- Show production
- Film making
- Technology
- Business
- Marketing
- Teaching techniques

The 2019 Festival will offer workshops from 9am-12pm, Wednesday, July 17th thru Saturday, July 21st. Each day will be comprised of two, 90-minute sessions. Although not guaranteed we will entertain applications for full day intensive pre-conference workshops for Monday July 15 & Tuesday July 16. These intensives will provide the opportunity for workshop leaders and participants to work more in-depth.

Potential workshop presenters generally have extensive experience in puppetry, as well as expertise in related or parallel professions that can be of great value to puppeteers. Please consider all of your specialties. Parallel professions include (but are not limited to), music, acting, writing, dance, teaching, finance, design and technology. If you have several high-level skills, feel free to submit more than one workshop proposal. Unsure of your workshop idea and need a little feedback? Send me a brief inquiry to prior to applying.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your workshop proposal survey!

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Resume (email a copy or enter text here)
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Letter of reference/recommendation (email copies)
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Samples of your work. Photos, audio, video. (enter links or email copies)
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Outline or lesson plan for your workshop. Include class structure, activities, exercises and expected outcomes. (enter text or email document)
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What can participants expect to learn/build/create in your workshop? (enter text or email document)
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Are there any pre-requisite skills for participants?
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Do participants need to prepare or bring anything to participate in your workshop?
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How many sessions are needed for this workshop? *
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If needed, what is the additional materials fee for participants?
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What are the space requirements for your workshop? (size tables, ventilation, sink, mirrors, white board, lighting, sound, A/V needs)
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What tools, if any are required that might be supplied by the festival? (monitors, projection screen, drill press)
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Do you teach alone or with an assistant?
How much time do you need for set up and break down?
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If your workshop is not filled to capacity would you be willing to have general public attend?
If your workshop is hands-on and is filled to capacity, would you feel comfortable allowing non-participants to audit?
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- Resume (preferably PDF format)
- Letter(s) of reference/recommendation
- Samples of your work: photos, audio, video
- Outline or lesson plan for your workshop. (Required) Include class structure, activities, exercises, and expected outcomes.
- What can participants expect to learn/build/create in your workshop? (Required)
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