Applications open for Summerhall Autopsy Award

For the first time, the award – given to artists working in Scotland who make brave, boundary pushing, experimental work – will come with a cash prize

Article by Alexander Smail | 16 Nov 2018
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Applications for the 2019 Summerhall Autopsy Award, run in conjunction with arts company Feral, are now open. 

The award aims to help artists working in Scotland who make brave, boundary pushing, experimental performance work to undertake an Edinburgh Fringe run at Summerhall. The winner will receive a £4000 budget, or £2000 if two winners are chosen, as well as a box office split with the venue.

As well as work that takes the form of a traditional 60 minute Edinburgh Fringe slot in a venue at Summerhall, the Autopsy Award are also interested in hearing about work which doesn’t fit this model. "If the piece is installation, durational or site-specific, please do still apply," says Summerhall's statement.

To guide applicants, Summerhall and Feral have provided four basic criteria that the creators' prospective work should meet:

- It should be a brave experimental performance
- A new work
- The artists should be living and working in Scotland
- The artists should be available to undertake an Edinburgh Fringe run and with the capacity to take advantage of the opportunity to showcase work to press and promoters

Previous winners have included Katy Dye, Amy Conway and FK Alexander for their works Baby Face, Super Awesome World and (I Could Go On Singing) Over The Rainbow respectively.

The deadline for applications is 28 January.


To apply for the Summerhall Autopsy Award, or for more information, click here