FUSE was a Toronto-based Canadian non-profit arts and culture periodical published by Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc. FUSE was one of Canada’s longest running alternative art publications. Throughout its 38 year history, the focus has been the interchange between art, media, and politics. The magazine published its final issue in Winter 2013, under the editorial direction of Gina Badger.
Centerfold, an arts newsprint magazine addressing the lack of critical discourse within artist-run culture, was founded in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1976. In 1978, Centerfold relocated to Toronto, and in 1980, the name of the magazine changed to FUSE. The focus of the magazine shifted from “an interdisciplinary artists” magazine to "a cultural news magazine”. The publishers of FUSE incorporated as Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing in 1984.
Early contributors to the magazine include:
- Bruce Barber
- Karl Beveridge
- Kenneth Coutts-Smith
- Sara Diamond
- Richard Fung
- Peggy Gale
- John Greyson
- Rina Fraticelli
- M. Nourbese Philip
- Tom Sherman
- Neil Tenhaaf
- Kim Tomczak
- "Dead (Ceased) Magazine Markets for Freelance Writers". Writing Career. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
- Clive Robertson, Policy Matters: Administration of Art and Culture (Toronto: YYZ Books, 2006), ISBN 0-920397-36-0, pp. 223ff. Excerpts available at Google Books.
- Gwen Allen, Artists’ Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 2011), ISBN 978-0-262-01519-6, p. 249.
- Clive Robertson, Policy Matters: Administration of Art and Culture (Toronto: YYZ Books, 2006), ISBN 0-920397-36-0, pp. 225ff. Excerpts available at Google Books.
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