Like many organisations, Fuse Art Space is adapting the way it operates in order to survive and remain responsive during the Covid-19 crisis.
Our current exhibition, Reflective Surfaces, opened in March 2020 and was set to run until May. We are in the process of building a virtual gallery space which will not only display our current exhibition but will also allow us to open our virtual doors for the rest of our exciting 2020 program. However, we are aware that virtual exhibitions don't serve the needs of all of our community. To that end we are researching the ways in which digital responses to the Covid-19 pandemic can be as inclusive as possible.
We feel that our approach to cross-discipline hybrid performance at Fuse Art Space can be reflected in our online output. To this end we are focusing our effort, not on livestreaming, but on a unique virtual platform enabling collaboration between artists in a way that allows people to work together, make new art and music, and get paid, without compromising the quality of their work.
All of this effort is of course dependant on us keeping afloat financially and getting the necessary funding - we're working closely with Bradford Council, the Arts Council and other organisations to ensure Fuse Art Space can get through this crisis, and we'll be launching a crowdfunder to support the new platform.
More information will be posted here soon - in the meantime, stay safe and well, and don't hesitate to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.