By Bill Marx
The Arts Fuse began publishing in July 2007, and each year it has increased its editorial coverage of the arts and culture across Greater Boston and New England, posting in-depth criticism, previews, interviews, and commentary covering theater, music, dance, visual arts, and film. Proffering more than 5,000 articles, 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 more than 30,000 to 40, 000 unique visitors a month.
In 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.
The Arts Fuse has now become home for more than 60 contributing writers, critics, and editors across New England and beyond. Many veterans who have written for The Boston Globe and other national publications as well as promising young reviewers.
We are pioneering a new business model for arts journalism. But we need your support: to maintain editorial quality, to assist our mentorship program of young critics, and to expand our readership. Our efforts are crucial to nurturing the kind of dialogue that bolsters a thriving artistic landscape.
Your donation is tax-deductible.
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The Arts Fuse is a project of Global Narratives, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Massachusetts.
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.