Applications are now open for the 2018 Lorrie Gardner UNIMA Australia Biennial Scholarship!

Closing date: Saturday 31st March, 2018

Scholarship amount: $2,500 AUD

Projects must start no earlier than May 1st 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified by Saturday 21st April, 2018.

Please send your application to the General Secretary, Kay Yasugi at

She will forward them to the current scholarship committee: Joanne Foley, Philip Millar and Sue Wallace.

About the Scholarship

Lorrie Gardner of Gardner’s Puppet Theatre was a longstanding and active member of UNIMA Australia. She was President for 3 years until illness forced her to retire in 2004. In 2005 Lorrie Gardner bequeathed a substantial contribution to the fund and the renaming of the scholarship fund is to honour not only her financial contribution but her artistic contribution as an outstanding puppetry practitioner, teacher and colleague. The Scholarship Fund has been created through the individual contributions of members.

Purpose of the Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist the development, evolution and growth of Australian puppetry arts & culture by benefiting UNIMA Australia Inc. members.  All activities, projects and situations must be puppetry oriented.

The Scholarship is offered to individual puppetry practitioners to further develop their puppetry practice.

Click the link below for more information and details on how to apply: