Fusebox is a non-profit arts organization based in Austin, TX. We were founded by a group of artists in 2005 who wanted to create a robust exchange of ideas across different art forms and geography, with a particular interest in the live experience. Today Fusebox partners with organizations all over the world ranging from small grassroots organizations to major art centers and festivals, and we produce two festivals (The Fusebox Festival & Live in America) along with year-round programming and events.
Fusebox celebrates the boundless potential of live performance and the unique possibilities that emerge when we gather.
bring adventurous performances to thousands of people in Central Texas (and beyond) through our festivals and year-round programs.
provide support, resources, and professional development for artists.
address vital civic issues at the center of contemporary life and culture.
explore what live performance can be, can do, and look like.
expand access to live performance through our Free Range Art initiative.
A closer look at our programs:
For eighteen years, we’ve been experimenting with what a festival can be and do, and how a festival can live in more meaningful relationship to place.
Through our festivals and year-round events, we provide a platform for the creation and presentation of live performance from around the world that reaches thousands of people.
We promote the sharing of art and ideas with our communities. This takes the form of festivals, workshops, mentorship, conversations, meals, and digital and print publications.
We offer funding, hands-on training, equipment, space, one-on-one consulting, and advocacy for artists.
We bring together diverse groups of people to address vital civic issues.
Through our pioneering initiative Free Range Art, our festivals are entirely free to attend.
Our core values
We believe in the vast possibilities of live performance.
We believe in the potential of imagination to shape the world.
We believe in shaking things up.
We believe in access.
We believe in supporting arts workers.
We believe in, and are committed to, cultural equity.
We believe in the act of gathering, and the power of presence.
We believe in leading with joy, care, and generosity.
We believe in long-term collaborations.
We believe in a plurality of perspectives.
We believe in the exchange of ideas across artistic disciplines, sectors, neighborhoods and countries.
We believe exchanges should be relational and reciprocal rather than transactional.
We believe our festival should be free, but that artists’ work should be valued.
We believe that art is central to a healthy society.