Join us for the next Festival: January 15-26, 2025

Lead Sponsors

The Festival Exists with Support from our Sponsors

Since it began The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival has astonished and delighted audiences with a large-scale, international puppet festival every two years, resurfacing Chicago as the puppetry capital of the US and bringing hundreds of artists, many thousands of audience members, and dozens of cultural organizations and communities to enjoy puppetry together. The Festival presents and celebrates puppet artists from around the globe to perform shows across the city for adults and children. The Festival has been growing in all aspects— with more shows, bigger audiences, and an expanding annual budget over the years as well as in reputation and impact.

Lead Sponsors

$50,000 and Above

Walder Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Moller Family Foundation
Reva and David Logan Foundation
The Jentes Family Foundation, Justine Jentes and Dan Kuruna
Chicago Community Trust SMART Growth Program
Kristy & Brandon Moran

$20,000 - $50,000

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Cheryl Lynn Bruce & Kerry James Marshall
MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at Prince
Julie & John Guida Family Foundation
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

$10,000 - $20,000

Cheryl Henson
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Alphawood Foundation
Arts Work Fund
Pritzker Pucker Foundation
Illinois Department of Human Services Healing Illinois Program
MAP Fund
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
JKW Foundation
Manaaki Foundation
Bank of America

$5,000 to $10,000

Marshall Frankel Foundation
The Saints
Service Club of Chicago
Sandra & Michael Perlow