FUEL opens for submissions

Druid is delighted to announce the 2020/21 submission details for its artist residency programme, FUEL.

Now in its sixth year, the FUEL programme continues to go from strength to strength’ says Artistic Director, Garry Hynes. ‘This year feels particularly special. It’s been a difficult few months for the theatre community. We are delighted to open our doors once again, affording four new artists the support and space to develop their work.’

FUEL is open to playwrights, directors and theatre-makers based in the West (Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Clare, Longford, Leitrim or Sligo) with a demonstrable original idea or draft script ready for development. In an effort to make the residency programme accessible to all, candidates may apply via video, audio file or written application. Successful applicants will become artists in residence at The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway, with benefits including workshops with theatre professionals; the opportunity to showcase work at The Mick Lally Theatre; professional advice and networking; and a fee for each contract-day of the programme. In 2019/2020 workshops were led by Shaun Dunne, Emma Martin and Michael West.

Spanning 9 months, FUEL presents a huge opportunity for those involved in theatre making in the West of Ireland, where there is a need for greater commitment to the creative development process. FUEL has seen many artist projects go on to full production including Little John Nee’s Radio Rosario, James Riordan’s Selvage and Elaine Mears’ Are you there, Una?

FUEL submissions for 2020/21 are open from noon Tuesday 22 September until noon on Tuesday 20 October.

FUEL is supported by the Arts Council, Kumi & Bill Martin and Jim & Lori Steinberg