The Maker’s Lab [REVAMPED]


The Maker’s Lab, led by Daniel Sim, is an initiative by The Finger Players (TFP) to nurture and grow builders and designers of puppets and objects. It was started in 2020 and has since seen three cycles. This year, The Maker’s Lab [REVAMPED] will embark on the next cycle with a slight revamp – to take in TWO new makers over the course of two years, who will be inducted into The Finger Player’s unique way of designing and constructing puppets in a scaffolded manner.  

The Maker’s Lab [REVAMPED] aims to:

  • Nurture budding Singaporean puppet makers and designers 
  • Establish a culture of rigorous craft and artistry in the creative process
  • Develop and promote puppetry and puppet-making in Singapore 

Maker’s Timeline

PHASE 0: Open Call
1 March 2023 – 30 April 2023
Applications, Interviews and Confirmation
PHASE 1: Workshop-based Learning
July – September 2023
Puppet Making and Puppet Manipulation Workshops
PHASE 2: Industry-based Learning
December 2023 – June 2024
Assist in Puppet Design and Making in a TFP Production
PHASE 3: Industry Application
December 2024 – June 2025
Lead Puppet Design and Making (under Mentorship) in a TFP Production