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Since The Arts Fuse began publishing in July 2007, it has increased editorial coverage of the arts and culture across Greater Boston and New England with in-depth criticism, previews, interviews, and commentary covering theater, music, dance, visual arts, and film. With more than 2,500 articles published, The Arts Fuse is providing the next generation platform for thousands of arts and culture consumers across Greater Boston and beyond.

bill marxIn reaction to the declining arts coverage in newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, Editor-in-Chief Bill Marx started The Arts Fuse as a non-profit organization that could experiment with professional online arts criticism, looking at new and innovative ways to use the online platforms to evolve the conversation and bring together critics, readers, and artists. For more than two decades, Bill wrote about arts and culture for print, broadcast, and online media outlets including WBUR, WGBH, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, Washington Post Book World, the Nation, the Boston Review, The Los Angeles Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, and The Village Voice. Bill won United Press International and Associated Press awards for his radio reviews of Boston theater. He has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Reviewer’s Citation three times.

The Arts Fuse has now become home for more than 60 contributing writers, critics, and editors across New England and beyond, including:

Debra Cash (The Boston Globe, WBUR)

Harvey Blume (The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Wired, Agni)

Franklin Einspruch (The New Criterion, the Weekly Dig, Big Red & Shiny)

Helen Epstein (Culture Vulture, author of six books of literary non-fiction)

Steve Elman (The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, WBUR)

The Arts Fuse has also helped elevate some of New England’s rising stars in arts writing, including:

Jonathan Blumhofer (composer and violist)

Daniel Bosch (poet published in The New Republic, Poetry, Slate, The TLS, The Paris Review)

Grace Dane Mazur (author of “Hinges: Meditations on the Portals of the Imagination”)

Molly Jay (City Living Magazine)

Sally Levitt Steinberg (food muse; author of The Donut Book and The Book of Joy)

… among many others.

The Arts Fuse now has more than 30,000 visitors and readers, and we are pioneering a new business model for arts journalism, but we need our readers’ donations so we can pay more of our writers and continue to promote The Arts Fuse and keep our readership and reach going strong!

Your donation is tax-deductible, will help us pay our writers, and will help us increase our coverage of the arts in Boston and beyond.

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To mail a donation, please make out your check out to Global Narratives, Inc. and send it to:

The Arts Fuse
P.O. Box 441283
Somerville, MA 02144

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The Arts Fuse is a project of Global Narratives, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Massachusetts.

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