The aims and objectives of the Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust.  
To strengthen the art of puppetry in India, focusing on the technical, social and aesthetic aspects. 
To increase public awareness and appreciation of the various forms of puppetry from India and abroad.


To collaborate with craft and folklore centers in supporting and developing the traditional puppetry of India. Maintaining the traditions of puppetry while encouraging the renewal of the arts of puppetry.  
To broaden the aspect and use of puppetry.
To collaborate with other institutions of puppetry/art/theatre, performing arts schools, educational institutes, technical training institutes etc. around the globe for education and dissemination of knowledge related to puppetry .


To create and distribute books, journals, newsletters, video ,CD’s etc. towards the promotion of puppetry and allied forms of art and culture.
To organize conferences, seminars,and exhibitions to promote and develop the art of puppetry.
To explore strategies for sustaining puppetry and puppeteers, through networking with Indian and foreign puppeteers and compiling a directory of Indian puppeteers.
To create an Ishara scholarship fund for puppeteers to experiment and create new work.
To collaborate with other agencies, organizations and government departments in conducting programs and projects to achieve the aims and objectives of the Trust.
The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust is supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation

    Institutions and collaborators Ishara and Dadi have been involved with
SITE TV experiment ISRO Ahmedabad, for the Satellite Instructional TV Experiment. UNICEF. India
Times of India.NIE.
National Institute of Design Ahmedabad
Darpana Academy of Performinf Arts Ahmedabad.
Marionette Theatre Institute Stockholm Sweden
Var Theatre Stockholm
Puppen Theatre Berlin (GDR)
G.D.Somani school Mumbai
SNDT Polytechnic Mumbai
Shri Ram Center for Art and Culture Delhi. -Sutradhar Puppet Theatre
Sangeet Natak Academy Delhi
Indira Gandhi national Center for the arts Delhi
Asia Net Chennai
National Literacy mission. N.Delhi
International Trade Fair Authority India
Center for Cultural Rresources and Training N.Delhi
National School of Drama Delhi
Salam Balak Trust Delhi
Teamwork Films
Mass communication centre Jamia Islamia University Delhi
Eyewitness video magazine HTV
Onida Pinnacle awards
NBC launch India
Hindustan Thompson advertising and Thompson Social
BPL India
Godrej India -creation of large puppet animation for Godrej Centenary pavilion
Khajuraho Millenium festival India. Opening ceremony float with puppets on Shiv sagar lake Khajuraho
National folklore support center Chennai
Union Internationale de la Marionnette
Unima India
Unesco Parzor project.Delhi
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