Druid’s artist residency programme, FUEL, was initiated in 2014 as a means of offering support to artists developing new work.

Applying to FUEL

Dates for submissions to FUEL 2017 have not yet been announced. Please check back in July / August 2017 for further details.

About FUEL

The early years of Druid rehearsing late at night in the back of a hotel have not been forgotten. The company recognises that artists need support and FUEL has evolved year on year, in response to what artists need today.

In 2014, Druid offered a one month residency and full production support to one company to premiere a new piece of theatre.

In 2015, Druid offered four short residencies with production support to four individual artists to develop performances to a work-in-progress stage.

In 2016, the company launched its most ambitious programme yet – a nine month residency for four artists that includes rehearsal space, development workshops, hot desk facilities, mentoring meetings, a stipend and a public event as part of Galway Theatre Festival.

Druid is committed to supporting theatre makers, in particular those based in the West of Ireland, where fewer resources are available. The company gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council of Ireland and St. Anthony’s and Claddagh Credit Union.