Artist in Residence with Papermoon Puppet Theatre

Papermoon Residency House is a home for artists from various different background, researcher, observer, puppet lovers who would like to get closer,  or to do the process of puppet performance making.

Papermoon Residency House is owned, independently funded and run by Papermoon Puppet Theatre, a puppet theatre company that is based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

As an international puppet theatre company established since 2006, Papermoon Puppet Theatre whom also initiated and hosted an international biennial puppet festival calls PESTA BONEKA has been hosted  hundreds of puppetry artists from around the world at their beloved hometown, Yogyakarta.

Doing the “Artist in Residence Program” with Papermoon Puppet Theatre means to inspire each other, learning from each other, and understanding their way to create and to live. Papermoon Residency House was built to create a sustainable ecosystem of puppetry scene in Yogyakarta. Papermoon Puppet Theatre works with other artists, other puppet companies to run the residency house and also the programs.

There is an open opportunity for artist in residence to do collaboration with other artists or communities in Yogyakarta.

As the way to keep a sustainability system for the house, we also rent the rooms and the house for anyone who would like to have an immersive arts experience while staying in Yogya for their vacation. Papermoon Residency House is also open for anyone who would like to have an immersive art experience.

For further information about PAPERMOON RESIDENCY PROGRAM, please click here

The Program



  1. Puppetry artist (as individual, or group)
  2. Artists from different background who has interests on experiment in puppetry
  3. Researcher, or observer in puppetry
  4. Students or scholar who has interest in puppetry


You could choose weekly or monthly program, to do research, observation, retreat, or as you work in progress- process. By the end of your stay, you will need to do at least 1x presentation for public, which could be public lecture, discussion, or performance. Public presentation will be happened and facilitated at Papermoon’s studio or other artists’ studios.


  1. Room, and full facilitated house
  2. Shared studio
  3. Access to Papermoon Puppet Theatre’s studio*
  4. Presentation facilities
  5. Lunch (except Sunday and holiday)
  6. Opportunity to collaborate with local artists
  7. Cleaning service 2 times in a week
  8. Assistant (special request, additional cost)
  9. Wifi at Papermoon Puppet Theatre’s studio
  10. studio visit to other artists’ studio,
  11. Possibilities to do collaborative process
  12. Opportunities to perform or present your work.
  13. Dive to Yogyakarta’s arts scene!

*Materials for puppet making will not be included


Artist will need to pay to join Papermoon Residency Program, and pay for their own flight tickets, visa fee and transportation.

Papermoon Puppet Theatre could provide letters of recommendation for artists to apply for a grant.

The House

Papermoon Residency House

a place for artists who need a retreat to make new work, do research, collaboration, on puppetry fields in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

This eco-friendly house located on the hill,  in the middle of terracotta artisan village, and surrounded by nature.  The house has huge green open space with beautiful garden where you could do

yoga, meditation, or even stargazing in the night.

The house facilitated with:

  1. 4 eco-friendly private rooms, with fan
  2. 3 bathrooms,
  3. 2 open studio,
  4. 1 shared kitchen
  5. 1 shared dining room
  6. books instead of Wifi

You could take weekly or monthly artists residency program with Papermoon Puppet Theatre in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Papermoon Residency House is located in the middle of a village of terracotta artisans, 5 minutes biking from our studio.

Living in community compound will allow artists to interact with locals, doing exchanges with fellow artists from different disciplines. Sharing session, work in progress performance, studio visit, learn from the masters, will be part of the residency program.

Please contact us for joining our Residency Program, and to stay at Papermoon Residency House.