Call for Submissions

Object Movement Puppetry Festival

The Center at West Park

165 W 86th Street
New York, NY 10024


Jul 23, 2023


Jul 06, 2023

The 2024 Object Movement Puppetry Festival will take place over two weeks from March 18th through March 30, 2024, in the Center at West Park’s Sanctuary Space. Each week will feature a different program of four original short pieces 10 to 20 minutes long. Each week will include a dedicated tech day for each of the four pieces, a dress rehearsal, and three performances. Festival working days will be Monday—Saturday, 1 pm to 10 pm with a meal break 5-6 pm.

The festival will provide a stage manager and technical director, a rep lighting plot, a sound system, and marketing and box office services. Each lead artist or team will be paid an artist fee of $500 at the end of the festival.

Application Instructions

Online applications opened June 30 and are due by Sunday, July 23 at 11:59 PM. Applications are open to all artists over 18 who live in the New York City metro area. Both experienced puppetry artists and puppetry beginners with experience in other disciplines are welcome. We are not able to accept applications from full-time students, or for projects being developed through another residency, program, or institution between September 2023 and April 2024. You may apply as an individual artist, a duo, or a collective/company. Please submit only one application per artist.

They are seeking a diverse cohort of artists of different backgrounds and with different interests and experience levels within the realm of puppetry and object theater. BIPOC artists, LGBTQIA artists, and artists with disabilities are heartily encouraged to apply!

Apply via the application portal. Please email with any questions.