FUSE International is a platform for artists aged 5 – 26, and things are only becoming more ambitious every year.
The next festival will take place from 28 June – 7 July 2024.
Applications for 2024 will open on Wednesday 8 November 2023 and will close on Sunday 14 January 2024.
Established in 2009 by Creative Youth, the 10-day festival hosts over 100 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 International (formerly International Youth Arts Festival) 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. You’ll need to register an account if it is your first time using Eventotron.
Key dates for 2024
Applications: Wednesday 8 November 2023
Deadline to apply: Sunday 14 January 2024
Programming decisions: February 2024
Tickets on sale: May 2024
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Before applying through Eventotron, take a look around this page 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.
We encourage all potential applicants to think creatively with us, and we welcome all your ideas and questions.
Please think boldly and ‘out of the box’ to come up with as many exciting and surprising projects as possible.
If you have any questions about applying to be part of FUSE International 2024, contact our Festival Director, Petra on FUSEdirector@creativeyouthcharity.org.
Every year Creative Youth (the charity behind FUSE International) produce several events that include shorter extracts of work.
If your performance is not long enough to fill a whole individual performance event, and you would like your short dance or music performance to be included in the Dance Showcase or to be part of the Outdoor Music Stages programme, please DO NOT apply via Eventotron and please apply through our short performance form here instead.
Applications for FUSE Film (part of FUSE International) which celebrates the work of young filmmakers, are made through FilmFreeway, rather than Eventotron.
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.
Deadline to apply: 31 March 2024
Helpful information, FAQs and resources
FUSE International is an annual arts festival which takes place in Kingston upon Thames. FUSE is home to international young artists under 27. Returning 28 June – 7 July 2024 / Tickets on sale in May
A creative space for young people where ideas and imaginations will be sparked and dreams realised.
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