We will be having our first meeting of The Creative Group 21 March on World Puppetry Day. We will be talking about the value of collective action and how we will be structuring our work over the next 6 months. I will post the minutes from this meeting on this page later in the week. Happy World Puppetry Day!
We are building Puppet Place as a Collaborative Hub with everyone. Tell us what you think needs to happen to keep puppetry a relevant and vibrant artform. Have your say here!
Hi , i have a lot of experience in making processional puppets and would be interested in the collaborative hub. it would be great to get more information about how to get involved.
Thanks for your comments. We will be posting the minutes from the first meeting of our Creative Group at the end of this week, on this page. Please do read and give your feedback and thoughts. We will also be holding 2 public meetings about this, dates tba, again on this page. It would also be great to know from you some examples of great collaboration and what has really made them work for you. Thanks Rachel
Exciting stuff! Look forward to reading the minutes.
Would love to contribute.
Puppeteer, Puppet and Puppetry Theatre Maker
The minutes are at the top of the page – (PDF). Would love to know your thoughts on our hit list and the language issue. What works best for you in terms of collaboration vs/ solo work?
Hello Rachel, good luck to you and all the other members of the Creative Group as together you embark on this journey of discussion and discovery. The Puppet Place plays such an important and vital strategic role in helping puppetry in England to develop further and progressive intiatives like this enhance even more your organisation’s pre-eminence and vibrancy. We at Puppet Animation Scotland look forward to hearing more over the next few months.
An interesting article from The Guardian that investigates the changing landscape of arts education in the wake of the restructuring of the education sector, here: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/oct/21/alternative-art-schools-threaten-universities
In summary, the article examines how alternative art schools set up by artists, arts organisations and even art students and recent graduates to meet a need for affordable, specialist and good quality teaching/training/learning resources…
I think it sets up a really interesting model for democratising training and increasing access. I note that they have some serious backing too!
Thought I’d post the interview we recently did with David McGoran (Resident Artist) about Rusty Squid and their work. It feels like many of the points that David talks about in the interview resonate with some of the issues and discussion from the Hub, including the need for inter-disciplinary work and the types of languages that we use to talk across different sectors. https://puppetplace.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/when-worlds-collide-an-interview-with-david-mcgoran-rusty-squid/
An interesting Radio 4 documentary discussing how artists use today’s online technologies to collaborate; from commercial venture to pure artistic expression. Food for thought..? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05r3ssp
Puppetry Development Consortium have published their report. You can find it here https://puppetrydevelopmentconsortium.org/2016/05/11/pdc-summary-and-action-plan/
I work and live in Australia, and am so impressed Rachel and everyone at Puppetplace for embarking on this discussion. It’s great. I looked at the ideas up at the top and instantly recognised my appetite and hunger for exactly that kind of discussion. Keeping it alive online is difficult, but from down here, up is the only way to go! I’m currently directing an opera with all 3D imagery (no puppets) and the questions we’re grappling about puppetry and media are the same. Later this year I’ll be doing another opera, this time with puppets and media, and next year another. All of them filled and riddled with interesting dilemmas….. The questions you raise, and the ideas people produce are hot. Keep on going!
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