Applications open for FUEL 2023

Applications are now open for FUEL 2023, our annual artist residency programme

9 November 2022

FUEL is a nine-month artist residency programme run by Druid, based in The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway. The programme is open to theatre-makers based in the West of Ireland, with an original idea that is ready to be developed.

Applications for FUEL 2023 are now open. The deadline is Fri 25 Nov at 5pm.

FUEL is a response to artists’ need for a greater commitment to the creative development process. We are looking for ambitious artists who have the drive to bring their work to fruition and the desire to develop their creative practice.

FUEL offers a nine-month programme that responds to the specific needs of each year's selected artists but broadly speaking we offer:

  • Workshops with theatre professionals
  • Development and rehearsal periods in The Mick Lally Theatre
  • Engagement with Druid’s artistic programme through attendance at rehearsals, meetings with Ensemble members and invitations to events
  • The opportunity to showcase work at The Mick Lally Theatre
  • Advice and support from Druid staff on producing, finance, marketing and touring
  • Assistance with funding and festival applications
  • A fee for each contact-day of the programme (workshops, development periods, etc) which amounts to a total fee in the region of €2,000 per successful applicant
  • Tickets to select productions in The Mick Lally Theatre and elsewhere in Ireland