The 20-for-17 Free Range Art Campaign

We’re raising $20,000 by 6pm on March 3rd to support the 2017 Fusebox Festival. We need your help! The reason to give is beautifully simple: your support ensures that the Fusebox Festival remains 100% free for everyone to attend through our Free Range Art initiative.

Schedule your gift today
Take a couple of minutes right now and schedule your one-time or recurring contribution to Fusebox. All gifts scheduled before March 2 will be processed automatically when Amplify Austin’s 24 hours of giving begins at 6pm on March 2. It helps your gift go farther!

Your gifts support artists
100% of your contribution will go to support artists in the 2017 Fusebox Festival. Paying festival artists is a priority for us and it’s our single largest festival expense. This year, Fusebox is presenting artists from 6 different continents (sorry Antarctica) as well as many Austin-based artists in over 15 venues across the city.

You’re in good company
Dozens of individuals, companies, foundations and government agencies have already stepped-up to support nearly 90% of the Fusebox Festival expenses. National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Austin, Mid-America Arts Alliance, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Performance Network, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Australian Arts Council, Korea Center Stage, and many others are supporting the 2017 festival. Now, it’s time for our audiences to get us across the finish line.

Amplify your support for Fusebox
This year we are aligning our fundraising campaign with Amplify Austin, our city’s annual community-wide day of online giving. Contributions made via Amplify Austin are boosted by MATCHING contributions from local companies.

All contributions, of any amount, are helpful
Since making the festival free four years ago, we have seen audiences expand, engagement with artists and communities deepen, and financial support grow. But to keep this grand experiment of a free Fusebox Festival going, we need supporters like you  to make a donation today.