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Interdisciplinary Puppetry Modules for Art Universities (IPMAU)

Project leader at the Academy:
Ruby Sircar (IBK)

Overall project leader:
Andreas Moritz (Figurentheater LILARUM)

Project team:
Jasmin Hammer (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, IKA)

2,5 years

Further project partners:
Magyar Képzömüvészeti Egyetem
Interplay Hungary Egyesület
Sveuciliste Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku

Funded by:
European Union, OeAD |  Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships

European Union, OeAD |  Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships
led by Ruby Sircar, Institute for Fine Arts
Duration: 1.10.2023 – 31.3.2026

IPMAU is a pilot project for an innovative, modular, transdisciplinary and contemporary puppet theater training for art students.

The aim of the project is to open art universities to the art form and the art form to transnational impulses at the intersection of performing and visual arts. Through mutual learning experiences between students, teachers and artists, university and artistic exchange is intensified and a dense network is built, which serves as a basis for the further development of the model.

The central element is the development and testing of a basic and two focus modules that can be integrated into existing art university curricula. The students' results and work are presented in public events. A video campaign and a final networking event generate additional attention.

The module curricula are published and distributed for free use by European art schools. The pilot project serves as the basis for an expanded follow-up project.