Donations – Please Help Keep the Arts Fuse Lit

The Arts Fuse serves as the next generation platform for thousands of arts and culture consumers across Greater Boston and beyond. The magazine now draws around 100,000 readers a month.

Alarmed by declining arts coverage in newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, Editor Bill Marx launched the non-profit online arts magazine The Arts Fuse in 2007 as the next generation platform for arts and culture journalism, not only in Greater Boston but internationally. The aim was to make the site more than just a home to professional online arts criticism, but to create a publication that would experiment with ways to evolve essential cultural conversation and debate, that would look for new approaches to bringing together critics, readers, and artists. And we have succeeded. Each year the magazine has increased the breath and depth of its coverage of arts and culture, its in-depth criticism, previews, interviews, and commentary covering theater, music, books, dance, visual arts, and film. Its archive is now over 10,000 articles,

The Arts Fuse now has more than 70 contributing writers, critics, and editors across New England and beyond. Veteran contributors to The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, and other national publications as well as promising young reviewers are part of the team.

We depend on reader support: you supply crucial operating funds for the magazine’s high-quality arts coverage. We have no wealthy donors in the wings supporting us. Philanthropic organizations fund the Museum of Fine Arts and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, but ignore independent cultural journalism. Without generous contributions from readers, the magazine would not exist. We need your generous gifts to maintain editorial quality and to expand our coverage.

Please consider nurturing what has become a vital part of today’s cultural ecology. Any gifts of $500 and above will become part of our major giving program called “The Infusers.” These donors receive advance access to reviews and the opportunity to attend an event with a critic. All donations are tax-deductible. We accept gifts of appreciated securities. If you are over 70 years of age, also consider donating a percentage of your required minimum distribution (RMD) to the Fuse.

If you wish to send a check, make it out to Global Narratives Inc, and send it to:

Bill Marx
Editor, The Arts Fuse
103 Highland Road
Somerville, MA 02144

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


Arts Fuse Editor

Bill Marx

For more than two decades, Bill Marx 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.