The Eclipse Award aims to help UK Black artists and other artists who are also marginalised for their race, and who make boundary-pushing performance work, to undertake an Edinburgh Fringe run.
The award is an initiative by Eclipse Theatre and Summerhall, and aims to support underrepresented artists presenting work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The first artist to receive The Eclipse Award was Rachael Young in 2019, followed by Initiative.dkf in 2020/21.
The award is for a company or artist to take on a supported run at Summerhall during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Who can apply
- Artists based in the UK, outside Scotland
- Artists from Black African and Caribbean backgrounds
- Artists who are also marginalised for their race
Student and non-professional companies are not eligible to apply.
Arts Council England NPOs are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Applications are currently closed for The Eclipse Award.
Please check back for more information.
The Eclipse Award 2020/21: Winner
We’re excited to announce that Initiative.dkf are the Eclipse Award winners for 2020/21!
After the cancellation of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020, we are pleased to welcome Initiative.dkf to Summerhall as part of our Festival 2021 programme. Their online performance Ludala Collection will be available on demand from 6 – 29 August 2021.