The Edinburgh Fringe, the biggest arts festival in the world, is a vital showcase and opportunity for artists. However, every year, it becomes more difficult for early and mid-career artists to take their work to the Fringe - especially ambitious groups who aren't presenting solo shows.

Untapped, by New Diorama, Underbelly and Oberon Books, is the most ambitious opportunity on offer to take exceptional work to the Edinburgh Fringe. We're making it possible for three emerging/mid-career theatre ensembles to go to the festival, offering a cash investment of £4500 per group, as well as marketing and press support, securing a favourable Underbelly venue and time slot, and the option to be published by Oberon Books.   

Who Can Apply

The Untapped Award is open to Theatre Companies only. Companies must have a minimum of two performers in their production. The award is not open to Comedy and Improv troupes, or Solo performers.

For further information about the award, please click here

Registrations are now OPEN. The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 15th January 2020.

Please note that if shortlisted for the UNTAPPED Award you will be required to be in London on either the 16th or 17th February to showcase a short excerpt of your work, and be available to perform for the entirety of the Edinburgh Fringe, 7th – 31st August, 2020.