One of the key tenets of Puppeteers of America is to foster and support community. Because of social distancing measures necessary due to COVID-19, many in our community have lost work doing what we love -- performing, teaching, and sharing the art of puppetry in all its forms. To that end, Puppeteers of America, in partnership with UNIMA-USA, announces a new initiative: a Direct Relief Fund for Puppet Artists. This fund began with seed money from Cheryl Henson and Heather Henson specifically for this purpose, with the hope it can be sustained with merchandise purchases and support from ongoing donations.
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When you make a donation to the Puppeteers of America, your gift in any amount has far-reaching and long lasting effect. Your gift may underwrite a new and exciting puppet work, assist a member in attending a PofA festival, or help in other ways to promote and support the organization. Besides the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve furthered the cause of puppetry and puppeteers, you will also be recognized here for your gift.
The Direct Relief Fund began with seed contributions from Cheryl Henson and Heather Henson and has continued to grow through generous donations from the Marc Dunworth Foundation for the Performing Arts, the Dragon Con Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, UNIMA-USA, and numerous individuals. Thank you all for supporting community by either your donations or merchandise purchases! Thank you!
Peter Erskine & Laura Denny
Stephen Kaplin - Chinese Theatre Works, Great Small Works
Roger & Jane Thomas