About the Guild

Chartered in 1974, the Atlanta Puppetry Guild is a part of the national Puppeteers of America organization.  The guild is dedicated to bringing together artists, educators, librarians, hobbyists, professionals, and everyday people who share an interest in the art of puppetry.  Current activities include potluck socials, field trips to view and discuss adult and family puppetry presentations, occasional workshops, and participation in the World Puppetry Day, typically celebrated on a Saturday near the official date of March 21.

A free level of 'associate' membership allows one to attend meetings, receive notifications of meetings, receive announcements of other local puppetry events, and participate in our Google Group mailing lists.  To be eligible to vote for new officers, apply for guild grants and scholarships, or access past meeting notes online, you must be a paid member in good standing.  To be eligible to run for an officer position, you must be a member of the Atlanta Puppetry Guild and a member of Puppeteers of America.  The cost of guild membership is $10 for an individual or dual membership.  The membership year runs from Jan 1st through Dec 31st.

The cost of guild membership is $10 per calendar year (January 1 through December 31). To be eligible to vote for officers and other business matters, apply for a grant or scholarship, and access past meeting notes online, you must be a paid member in good standing. To hold office, you must be a paid member of the guild and Puppeteers of America. "Associate" members may, at no charge, receive notification of and attend meetings, receive announcements about local puppetry events, and participate in our group mailing list.

In addition to the information available here on our website, you can learn more about guild and other puppetry activities through our guild FaceBook page. You can use our guild group mailing list to post inquiries or announcements about shows, auditions, materials, and other puppet opportunities.

The newsletter of the Atlanta Puppetry Guild was the Atlanta Puppet Press, but has been retired – past issues are available in the guild archives.

Current Guild Officers
President Heidi Carpenter
Vice President of Programming Gregg Wallace
Vice President of Community Outreach Jeanne Renaux
Treasurer Tricia Berrett
Secretary / Facebook Admin Paulette Richards
Volunteer Staff
Webmaster Kevin Pittman
Scholarship Chair Aretta Baumgartner

The guild's charter specifies what the duties of each officer shall be.

You can use our handy Contact Form to contact any of our officers or staff.