Important Message from the Fusebox Festival
We’ve been monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely, with the number one priority of ensuring the health and safety of our various communities. After much thought and conversation with our team, board, stakeholders, and community over the past week, as well as the recent guidelines released by the C.D.C., we’ve decided that we cannot move forward with hosting Fusebox Festival in April as originally conceived. We did not make this decision lightly, as we are conscious of how tirelessly our staff and crew have worked, the incredible commitments made by our artists and their company members, and the impact this has on the arts community at large, but we believe this is the right thing to do at this time.
That said, in this moment it feels important to offer a creative response, and so we are currently re-imagining our 2020 festival as a virtual experience that will take place online in April. We’re imagining an experience that is able to be responsive to our current moment, that honors the incredible work of our 2020 artists, that can reach our audiences wherever they are, and that explores what liveness can mean online. We believe that creating community is more important now than ever, and though we may not be able to gather IRL, we can gather together online. We can’t wait to cook this thing up and share it with you. We will have more information on this soon, and hope you’ll stay tuned.
We are in direct conversation with our artists, our crew, and staff about next steps, but if any of you have questions you can reach out here. Please take care, stay healthy (check out these hygiene guidelines from the city) and do whatever you can to help one another as we go through this together.
Yours, in solidarity,