Joy Haynes Little Chair Projects

I offer services across 4 main areas,

these include:


Project Management 

My experience as Director of Norwich Puppet Theatre (NPT) 2012-2016 involved co-ordinating, planning and fundraising for innovative centre development activities including the annual Manipulate Festival in partnership with Puppet Animation Festival, Scotland.


I can develop and manage:

•   partnerships;

•   production & co-productions;

•   creative teams;

•   world-class training & CPD opportunities

•   in-house programmes and touring work.


Fundraising - Bid and Report Writing -

For individuals and organisations - my experience includes working for Curious School of Puppetry (CSP), NPT and Magic Acorns developing applications to Arts Council England and Creative Scotland and bids to Trusts & Foundations.


Puppet Theatre Creation - Mentorship and Consultancy -

For individuals, companies and creative teams to:

•   inspire and grow puppetry and performance ideas;

•   develop design for puppets and scenographic construction;

•   explore use of light & projection technologies;

•   develop approaches to using objects & materials, puppetry and performance techniques.

Early Years Performance Consultancy

For individuals and creative teams working with and for children and babies to: imagine and grow ideas within co-creative, playful research & development practices; develop cross-disciplinary and multi-model approaches to design, use of materials and objects, physicality and technologies.

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Early years play with paint

I am a passionate advocate for the development and recognition of Puppetry as a distinct and vibrant art-form in the UK, and I am committed to building Early Years (EY) Arts into the mainstream.

My experience allows me extend freelance practice into arts development, fundraising and project management. 

Near & Far
Near & Far
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The Emotional Space
The Emotional Space

artis-tic and educational

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Magic Acorns
Magic Acorns

constructive play

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NPT - Beauty & the Beast
NPT - Beauty & the Beast
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