13 August 2015

Call for Puppets for Peace and Diversity from Iran

The International Puppet and Doll Museum first opened it's doors in Tehran, in September 2014 to mark the occasion of International Day of Peace. Peace provides equal opportunities for individuals when the prevailing cultural and social environment recognizes and respects the diversity of its people.

The museum is now calling for puppet builders and doll makers from around the world to send their puppets/dolls as peace ambassadors in an exhibit that will begin in Tehran and later tour throughout the country, bring their artists' message of peace to Iran.

The doll artists and puppet makers are invited to create puppets with the theme “Peace, Diversity, and Understanding” in a diversified cultural, linguistic, ethnic/racial, gender, physical and/or psychological, age, and social context. The doll and puppet makers may also portray in their artwork the challenges faced by the vulnerable populations such as the disabled, immigrants, refugees, the homeless, ethnic or religious minorities, the elderly, prisoners, street children and women in crisis.

The artists are required to write their peace message in English and their native language to accompany their submitting doll or puppet. The artist should include resume and specifications of the submitting piece.

Deadline for Submission: 1 October 2015.

You are kindly asked to forward this call to everyone who might be interested in participating in this project. You can find their website is here and FaceBook page here.
Contact Poupak Azimpour here!

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