Festival Resources

Key dates

Important dates
Applications open – 8 November 2022
Application deadline – 8 January 2023

Programming decisions made – February 2023

FUSE International launch & tickets on sale – May 2023

FUSE International: 30 June 2023 – 9 July 2023

Eventotron support

Eventotron is an all-in-one arts management system designed to help festivals with everything from event registration to brochure production, keeping in touch with artists, payment processing and settlements.

Eventotron is also a network of festival and season organisers, venue managers and over 40,000 performers, producers and promoters so you can easily plan a tour, or map out your year by exploring where you can take your work next.

To apply, you will need to:

  1. Visit Eventotron
  2. Sign up and create an account, or login to your existing account
  3. Select United Kingdom
  4. Locate FUSE International 2023
  5. Click Apply!
  6. Complete all the sections about your company and show

We’re aware some participants may need help filling some of the sections in. If you need any help then please have a look in these useful links below.

Help signing up to Eventotron

Eventotron Knowledge Base

Registration fees

£40 – Exhibition and workshop space
Includes:

Venue, wall hanging equipment, basic tech support, admin and Eventotron fees, VAT included, general marketing support, brochure listing, listing on FUSE website, free tickets to all festival shows and free participation all workshops and seminars free (Subject to t’s and c’s). The use of our participant hub space which includes free Wi-Fi, access to hot desk space and networking opportunities. 

£80 Cabaret/ Comedy Space c.30 – 50 seats
Includes:

Basic tech support, 50/50 box office split, venue hire, admin and Eventotron fees, VAT included, PPL & PRS Fees included, general marketing support, brochure listing, listing on FUSE website, free tickets to all festival shows and free participation all workshops and seminars free (Subject to t’s and c’s). The use of our participant hub space which includes free Wi-Fi, access to hot desk space and networking opportunities.  

£175 – Studio and Outdoor spaces between c.60 – 120 seats
Includes:

1 technician and tech support for tech, dress rehearsal and show, 50/50 box office split, venue hire, admin and Eventotron  fees, VAT included, PPL & PRS Fees included, general marketing support, festival photography, brochure listing, listing on FUSE website, free tickets to all festival shows (Subject to t’s and c’s), attend all workshops and seminars free. The use of our participant hub space which includes free Wi-Fi, access to hot desk space and networking opportunities. 

£250 – Medium size space c.130 –180 seats
Includes:

A medium size space, a small team of technicians and backstage assistance, full tech support in tech, dress rehearsal and show, 50/50 box office split, venue hire, admin and Eventotron fees, VAT included, PPL & PRS Fees included, general marketing support, festival photography, brochure listing, listing on FUSE website, free tickets to all festival shows (Subject to t’s and c’s), attend all workshops and seminars free. The use of our participant hub space which includes free Wi-Fi, access to hot desk space and networking opportunities. 

£375 – Large space c.350 – 800
Includes:

Our biggest space, a historic and nationally acclaimed venue, Full tech support in tech, dress rehearsal and show, A backstage team including riggers, plotters, stage managers, etc. 50/50 box office split, venue hire, admin and Eventotron fees, VAT included, PPL & PRS Fees included general marketing support, festival photography, brochure listing, listing on FUSE website. free tickets to all festival shows (Subject to t’s & c’s), attend all workshops and seminars free. The use of our participant hub space which includes free Wi-Fi, access to hot desk space and networking opportunities. 

All fees above are one-off and successful companies will be required to pay a registration payment at the point of acceptance. Please note that no financial exchange will be necessary until March 2022.

What’s included

As standard:

  • Tech support for your tech/ dress rehearsals and show
  • 50/50 box office split
  • Venue hire (no additional fee to registration payment)
  • Support from the FUSE International team
  • The equipment in the tech spec (though the tech spec & equipment is subject to change)
  • Box Office & FOH services & facilities
  • PPL & PRS fees ( you’ll need to provide a PPL PRS declaration nearer the festival)
  • Marketing & PR support as part of the overall festival promotional campaign
  • Potential photography from one of our festival volunteers
  • Listing on the festival website
  • The use of our participant hub space which includes free Wi-Fi and access to hot desk space
  • Networking opportunities during the festival
Short performance application form

Every year Creative Youth, the charity behind FUSE, produce several events that include shorter extracts of work. In the past this has included a Gala night, outdoor music stage in Kingston marketplace, dance showcases and more and these events are all designed to showcase new young emerging talent.

If you are a musician, dance company, musician, stand-up, etc that isn’t ready to have a full show (40min +) to themselves and have any extracts or shorter pieces that are under 15 minutes, then please DO NOT apply via Eventotron and please apply here.

FUSE Film

Applications for FUSE Film (part of FUSE International) which celebrates the work of young filmmakers, are made through FilmFreeway.

Sharing the creative talents of young filmmakers is more important than ever before and at the heart of our festival. Across the globe there are many film festivals throughout the year, but few who have a true focus on young emerging filmmakers. FUSE Film is here to provide an affordable platform for young filmmakers to get one of their first experiences of a film festival. There is the opportunity to showcase your films to an audience in a stunning venue in Kingston and have your films watched by an industry panel and enter our awards.

 

Awards & Prizes

There are 4 different categories available for you to apply for:

  • Best Miniature Film (5 minutes or under)
  • Best Short Film (Between 10-15 minutes)
  • Best International Short Film (Under 15 minutes and not based in the UK)
  • Best Local Film (Under 15 minutes and based in Kingston or surrounding areas)

Apply here

Application deadline: Friday 31 March 2023. All applicants will have a response to their application by the end of May 2023.

A selection of finalists will be chosen from each category by an industry panel. The finalists will be put forwards for our Film Awards. Each finalist’s film will be screened live and online from our website where you get the opportunity to see your film on the big screen. Then in the evening, the red carpet is rolled out for the award ceremony, where the announcements of the winner of each category will be revealed by some special guests.

 

 

Rules & Terms
  • At least 1 of the applicants must be Under 25
  • At least 1 applicant still needs to be in education of some sort (School, College, University, etc)
  • All films must pay a Registration Fee of £5 per film application

There is a £5.00 registration fee per application which contributes to the administrative costs of managing and running the event, inclusion in the brochure and promotion of the Film Festival as a whole.

Please contact Daniel, General Manager, if you have any questions at generalmanager@creativeyouthcharity.org if you have any access requirements, please get in touch to discuss an alternative application process.

Application genres

The artforms FUSE incorporates are changing all the time. We don’t like to be prescriptive – fundamentally, if you have an idea, we want to hear about it. And whatever it is you bring, you can be assured of a supportive and energetic environment in which to present it.  

Our current genres are:

  • Burlesque & Cabaret 
  • Children, Family, Story Telling 
  • Circus 
  • Dance & Physical Theatre  
  • Digital/ Online/ Podcasts 
  • Film  
  • Immersive  
  • Live Music (Full Gigs) 
  • Musicals & Gig Theatre 
  • Puppetry 
  • Stand-up Comedy
  • Theatre 
  • Visual Arts/ Installations/ Exhibitions  
  • Workshops 
  • 1 person show 

For 2023, 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. 

International applicants

Our team at FUSE are fully aware of the challenges our international friends and applicants can face, now more than ever with the uncertainties caused by the global pandemic and Brexit. We are fully committed to making your process to perform with us as smooth as possible and will help in whatever way we can.

Here are a few things we can help with:

FUSE International marketing resources

Socials
Don’t forget to tag us when promoting your show on social media:

Instagram | creativeyouthuk
Twitter | FUSE_IntFest
Facebook | FUSE_IntFest

 

Brand guidelines
The full set of brand guidelines for Creative Youth and FUSE International will be sent to you upon acceptance of your offer. This includes information about the colour palettes, typeface and logo options. If you require a copy of this please contact marketing@creativeyouthcharity.org

Logos
Logos for FUSE International and Rose Theatre can be found here.

Logos should not be altered or stretched in any way and should not be used in a box or container. The logo should only be used in white or black forms.  For Festival participants, please ensure the FUSE International logo is included in any printed materials that you produce.

Rose Theatre logo should only be used by companies performing at one of Rose Theatre venues.

Websites
fuseinternational.org
creativeyouthcharity.org

Direct link to What’s On page: creativeyouthcharity.org/whats-on/

Free workshops

Throughout the year, and particularly during the festival,  Creative Youth provide FREE workshops and seminars for emerging artists under the umbrella of So You Wanna Change the Arts, part of our Creative Talent Programme. We cover a range of tips, industry topics and advice; from Brexit, diversity, mental health, funding and more.

Catch up with our past webinars here