NBC Now Casting International Puppet Show Competition


I was hoping you could forward our casting notice to your members.


Experienced and 1st time puppet acts for new competition series.

For Los Angeles Acts, there will be scheduled private auditions.

Please submit a performance video – phone and email info.

Email to sarahfurlongcasting@gmail.com

Sarah Furlong Casting

Casting Producer


Grant Application Deadline-September 7th (For Round 1)

USArtists International supports performances by American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Applications for Round I are due September 7, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET for engagements between December 15, 2016 and December 14, 2017. Click here for additional deadlines.

How to apply for USArtists International

Step 1: Read program guidelines carefully to ensure eligibility. Guidelines have been revised for the 2016-2017 grant cycle. Join us for a webinar below! 

Step 2: Review the work sample and budget instructions.

Step 3: Complete the online application.

Thinking about applying? There's a webinar for you!

Two webinars are scheduled to assist potential applicants, and are most helpful when attended in sequence.

USArtists International: Am I eligible?

Webinar CompletedView the Recorded Webinar

USArtists International: Am I eligible? provides program information for solo artists and performing arts ensembles considering an application to the USArtists International grant program. Gain a clear idea about who and what type of projects USArtists International funds. New applicants, previous applicants, grantees and others interested in learning more about updates to the USAI program are encouraged to review.

August 16: USArtists International: Tips & Pointers for Applicants

2:00 - 3:15 PM ET | Sign me up!
In USArtists International: 2017 Tips and Pointers for Applicants, attendees will review updates to the online application, learn what criteria panelists use to evaluate applications and receive important tips for strengthening applications. This webinar is for new applicants, previous applicants, grantees and others interested in learning more about applying to USAI. Due to new changes, attendees should read USAI program guidelines prior to attending the webinar, even if they have applied for the program in the past. A recording of this webinar will be made available on our website a week after completion.

USArtists International will have additional funds available in the 2016-2017 program year to support eligible engagements in Cuba, thanks to additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Questions about USArtists International? Contact Robyn Busch at robyn@midatlanticarts.org.

USArtists International is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Support for grantees in the Chicago area is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional support for grantees in New York City is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.


6 Day Master Class in Australia-Presented by Erth and Carriageworks

Video featuring Ricky Syers work - Ricky & Doris: A Unconventional Friendship in New York City.Hi there.

MASTERCLASS - 12 to 17 September 2016

Cost $600 AU, Includes puppet making materials, suitable for 18+

Information and bookings through Erth - info@erth.com.au

Erth, in partnership with Carriageworks and artist Ricky Syers are presenting a six-day masterclass in September for puppeteers and puppet makers. The master class is for those wanting to further their skills in puppet making and puppet manipulation. Explore principles of design and construction covering some of the key materials and techniques that have become part of Erth’s signature practice. Learn performance techniques and intuition skills to create authentic puppetry.

To participate in the master class please submit the following items to info@erth.com.au:

  • A short intro outlining who you are and the nature of your creative practice (Max 1 page)
  •  CV or Resume
  • 5-10 images of your work or up to 3 web links to your work