European Projects

Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana trenutno sodeluje v šestih evropskih projektih: Mapping, N.A.P.P., Prezrti poklici zaodrja 3, Udarne brigade, Puppets & Design in ConnectUp.


Mapping is an artistic research project focused on creating a sensory-based relationship with very young children, from 0 to 6 years, through performing arts. In particular, it explores the idea of “children-spectators of today and not only of tomorrow”.

Children, especially the youngest ones, are “new subjects of the world”, they are still discovering it, as much as they are discovering themselves. They have not established specific classification criteria yet, but they perceive what is aesthetic at any level of representation.

By observing them, we can detect the signs, the aesthetic moments experienced by the children in contact with artistic proposals, when they are “extremely sensitive”, that means in harmony with what they perceive.


Numeric’s Art Puppetry Project N.A.P.P project gather 4 recognized European in the field of puppetry arts :

  • Lutkovno Gledalisce Ljubljana - Slovenia.
  • Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, Charleville-Mézières - France.
  • Teatrul Tony Bulandra, Targoviste - Romania.
  • Le Centre de la Marionnette de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Tournai - Belgium.

Puppetry is well represented in terms of heritage, research and contemporary creation. Digital arts are now a priority. Puppetry arts and digital arts can meet but it is still quite rare and restrictive.

Prezrti poklici zaodrja 3

V okviru javnega razpisa Ministrstva za kulturo “Podporno okolje za delovanje na področju kulture 2019” s pomočjo sredstev evropske kohezijske politike v Republiki Sloveniji izvajamo že tretjo generacijo projekta »Prezrti poklici zaodrja«, kjer mladim ali težje zaposljivim v okviru enoletne zaposlitve ponudimo priložnost, da se priučijo specifičnih gledaliških znanj predvsem na področju tehnike.V tokratni generaciji projekta se v Lutkovnem gledališču Ljubljana urijo: scenski tehnik, mojster luči, tonski mojster, scenski tehnik in kurirka.

Naložbo sofinancirata Republika Slovenija in Evropska unija iz Kohezijskega sklada.

Udarne brigade

V okviru javnega razpisa Ministrstva za kulturo “Podpora novim kariernim perspektivam v obdobju 2018-2021” s pomočjo sredstev evropske kohezijske politike v Republiki Sloveniji izvajamo projekt »Udarne brigade« s katerim bomo med leti 2018 – 2021 vzpostavili igralsko-dramaturško enoto, ki bo mladim nudila pridobivanje izkušenj in referenc . V okviru projekta bomo izvedli osem zaposlitev za eno leto. 

Naložbo sofinancirata Republika Slovenija in Evropska unija iz Kohezijskega sklada.

Lutke in oblikovanje (Puppets & Design)

Objects are all around us every day. They can be useful, or beautiful. We often use them in a careless and automatic way. About 1 century ago with the rise of contemporary Design, objects became an expression of social imaginary, material shapes of the Zeitgeist as well as of the views of their designer: a vehicle of culture. Thanks to the intuition of a specific branch of puppetry, which we will call “Object & Figure Theatre”, objects can also be storytellers. They thus transcend their material and utilitarian dimension to earn a soul, a life, a destiny of their own.

The Puppets & Design project (P&D) aims to emancipate everyday objects from their utilitarian feature, instead lifting them up to the role of meaning and artistic expression conveyers, communication and intercultural dialogue tools. P&D will interweave the paths of puppet theater artists and of designers. The designers’ competence can help puppetry to renew itself; puppetry and object animation will help designers to rethink objects and give them a soul by giving them specific shapes. P&D will innovate the Puppetry practice and increase its popularity with adults, children, families, schools by cross-fertilization with design practitioners (professional designers, scholars, students) through a set of cultural, educational and promotional EU activities.



CONNECTUP sets in place an international cultural initiative for the target group 12+ in order to counteract the process of increasing social and cultural division across Europe. To achieve the aim of cultural inclusion it is essential to provide opportunities for  young people to actively engage with different nationalities, cultures and social groups and to remain open to other people and life experiences. The partners believe that this is the only way the young people can perceive and understand the positive potential of living and working in partnership and in shared responsibility within a global society. 

10 theatres with different artistic expertise, 9 festivals and 2 universities, working in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences, combine their different skills in a European “union of diversity” and plan a major investment in Audience Development. Following Nelson Mandela’s quote »No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion...« the theatres and festivals aim to reach the cross section of society at least within their auditoriums by bringing together existing middle-class audiences with audiences from the margin of the society.