For almost 40 years, Fuse Magazine has provided a space for diverse communities to speak critically about our society as artists and activists. Over the past four decades legions of people have come through the organization and imagined a better future in the pages of the magazine.
Fuse is an essential part of the landscape of alternative cultural institutions. We are one of the few venues in which writers and artists are asked to consider the intersections of art, culture and politics. Fuse provides a site to think critically and creatively about our activism and the ways in which people come together to resist marginalization and plan for a future built on social justice and the right to self-determination.
Fuse is a work in progress! This moment has provided an opportunity for us to rethink what the magazine has been doing, increase community engagement and consider the different forms our editorial content can take. By consulting with you, we are bringing more people into the organization to help rethink, re-imagine and re-create what Fuse is and can be.
Many of you have come forward with your support – both financial and organizational — and with this we have been buoyed by the confirmation that Fuse is a crucial part of our cultural fabric and is still — nearly 40 years after its inception — a dynamic and important site for social and political engagement.
We are part of an industry that is changing, and we are excited to explore the ways that Fuse, too, is changing: to reach more people, and to engage in a more meaningful and long term way with diverse communities. Our intention is to intensify the amount of free online content that we provide while maintaining a print presence.
Alternative voices are essential to a healthy society and a strong future. What we hope to do with this fundraising campaign is put a positive new future into motion for the next generation of people that become part of Fuse. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help, consult our website for the next issue of the magazine and spread the word.
If you haven’t already made a contribution, please consider it.
Or through the mail: Fuse Magazine, 454-401 Richmond Street W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8