Applications open for FUSE International 2023!

07.11.2022  |  FUSE International

We’re excited to announce that applications for FUSE International 2023 are now open! The next festival will run from 30 June – 9 July 2023.

As the UK’s largest multi-arts festival for performers under the age of 27, FUSE International brings together some of the brightest young talent from around the world for 10 extraordinary days of theatre, music, comedy, dance, circus, visual art and more. It is a celebration of new voices, raw talent, ideas in development.

FUSE International (formerly International Youth Arts Festival) provides a platform for emerging artists under 27 and is the place to try new work in a safe and supportive environment. 2023 will mark the 15th festival in the stunning historical location of Kingston upon Thames.

Before applying through Eventotron, we encourage you to first read the application information on our website, and read our festival resources page. This tells you everything you need to know about applying to be part of the festival, and provides helpful information such as venue sizes, services and costs, and FAQs.

If you have any questions about applying to be part of FUSE International 2023, speak to our Festival Director, Petra, on

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

The festival is organised by charity Creative Youth, which supports artists aged 5 – 26.

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 guaranteed an inclusive, supportive and energetic environment in which to present it.

All applications are made through Eventotron, an online festival platform. There’s more information on the pages below and our festival resources section.