Experience Opportunity

FUSE International - applications now open

Ignite your creativity. If you’re looking for a supportive and inspiring environment for your work, you’ve come to the right place. FUSE International (formerly International Youth Arts Festival) has been a platform for artists aged 5-26 for the past 13 years, and things are only becoming more ambitious every year. This year’s festival takes place from 1–10 July 2022. Applications are now open via Eventotron.

Established in 2009 by Creative Youth, the 10-day festival hosts around 150 events across venues and spaces around Kingston upon Thames every July. We provide a supportive environment for artists at every stage of their creative journey, from experienced performers to those putting on their first show. FUSE takes place every year in summer in the stunning historical location of Kingston upon Thames, in London.

Applications open every Autumn and close in January. We have a wide range of spaces available during the festival, from small cabaret spaces to large scale auditoriums so whatever scale you feel ready to work to, we’re happy to help.

We use Eventotron – an online festival platform – for our application process.

Key dates

Deadline to apply: 9 January 2022

Programming decisions: March 2022

Tickets on sale: May 2022

Festival resources:

Before applying through Eventotron, take a look around page the listed below (click the link under 'opportunity information') and our Festival Resources as they should tell you everything you need to know about applying to be part of the festival, and provide helpful information such as registration fees, and FAQs.

If you have any questions about applying to be part of FUSE International 2022, please get in touch with the programming team via the email address below.

Despite the challenges of the past 2 years, we are committed to continue our work and adapt our vision for the festival to the various situations which could face us in terms of the Covid–19 pandemic and changes due to Brexit. We encourage all potential applicants to think creatively with us, and we welcome all your ideas and questions.

After the success of 2021, our festival will continue to be split into 3 categories: Indoor, Outdoor and Digital.

2022:

For 2022, we are looking to extend our fringe programme and alongside this develop Kingston’s late night cultural scene. We are really keen to hear from up-and-coming bands, artists and stand-up comics.

Please, think boldly and ‘out of the box’ to come up with as many exciting and surprising projects as possible