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Our Mission


Fusion Arts Alliance exists to build a community that supports and advances the arts, and celebrates cultural diversity by empowering local artists with opportunities to grow creatively and professionally.

Fusion Arts Alliance (FAA), is an independent cooperative of artists, by artists, for artists, incorporated as a Non-profit, tax- exempt operation under Indiana Law and Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)3. FAA is organized and operated for educational and charitable purposes for the benefit of our respective communities and for its empowered members in Grant County, Indiana.



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. . . envisions a future
where a vibrant art culture thrives,
bringing communities together,
while growing and sustaining
a vital cultural hub for the arts
globally.




















Photo Credit: Rob Boogar | FAA Artist Member

FAA  Our Cultural Cornerstones

These are the core values we live by . . . fundamental to the our organization’s identity and culture, they serve as cornerstones in making informed decisions on which we build the future of Fusion Arts Alliance.

FAA  Innovation

The pursuit of continuous improvement, exploration, discovery and creative breakthroughs challenging current thinking, developing new ideas, and always embracing a culture of innovation.

FAA  Synergy

The pursuit of successful collaboration creatively, producing better results, quality designs and solutions for the community. We will utilize synergy to create positive outcomes, working together with local government, different institutions, non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations and artists to maximize efficiency and productivity.

  FAA  Excellence

The pursuit of artistic excellence in design, teaching, learning, and research to serve the community, producing high quality outputs while adhering to moral and ethical principles at all times.

  FAA  Empowerment

The pursuit of freedom of expression, creativity, developing talents, utilizing necessary tools and training in achieving strength, stability, resilience, self-reliance and independence.

  FAA  Diversity

The pursuit of an inclusive and collaborative creative community with diverse experiences and perspectives, committed to create an atmosphere of trust towards a common goal and aspiration.

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   S T R A T E G I C   DIRECTIONS
  • Operational Excellence
  • Resource Development & Financial Management
  • Education | Advocacy & Community Engagement
  • Program & Event Management
  • Marketing Efficiency & Effectiveness
  • Partnerships & Collaborations



















A Unity of Purpose

FAA  Fusion Arts Alliance believes that arts and culture plays a key role in enhancing the image of the City of Marion, it profoundly affects its ability not only to survive over time but to thrive. Art enhances community development, spur community renewal and fosters better understanding in bridging divisions in our society. Arts and culture educate, enlighten and broaden our perspectives, adding joy and meaning to our individual and collective lives thereby improving quality of lives and well-being. Fusion Arts Alliance believes that arts and culture is our unifying touchstone that provides a sense of purpose and a strong foundation upon which the future of our communities’ rests.

FAA  Community Art Engagement

Provide various relevant programs, performances, and events to promote engagement in the arts and initiate cultural, social and economic development.

FAA  Collaboration and Partnerships

Collaborate with different stakeholders, businesses and non-profit organizations through networking of art, ideas, resources, programs and events sponsorships to create oppotunities for artists, business owners and the community.

FAA  Education

Educate FAA members and the community about the value of the arts at the same time, build art awareness and appreciation through workshops, demonstrations, advocacy and other means.

FAA  Enrichment

Enrich quality of life and enhance well-being through arts and culture, in support to the City of Marion Arts Commission's commitment to Public Art, placemaking and creating quality public spaces that add joy and meaning to our individual and collective lives.

FAA  Advancement

Leverage the arts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusive initiatives, creating platform for community and cohesiveness

FAA  Marketing

Market artworks of FAA members, create branding strategies, assistance in grant applications, career advancement planning, exhibition management, and outreach development to the community.


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Photo Credit: Glen E. Devitt | FAA Artist Member




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. . . uniting individual artists,
arts initiatives, non-profit organizations
and businesses to form a collective vision
for the City of Marion, building better
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"The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling."




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Fusion Arts Alliance membership offers valuable opportunities for artists, art organizations, businesses, non-profit organizations and art supporters in making meaningful connections and create memorable community art engagement.

We inspire communities, empower local artists and advocate for the arts for a worthwhile change within the creative ecosystem of Grant County.

Imagine the power of artists collaborating with the wider community to create a new sense of possibility, and a new way of seeing outside of the ordinary.


Why give to Fusion Arts Alliance?

We Provide and Create A Great Value
For Your Business or Organization

We are a qualified tax-exempt 501 c3 non-profit organization

Your organization's charitable donation will qualify for a tax deduction as defined by section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

We ensure a mutually beneficial partnership

We strike a balance by working together to bring about shared success and we're committed to a long-term strategic partnership that stands out over the years.

We differentiate your organization through community art engagement

Art is essential to the development of a vibrant and diverse community in which the best employees want to live, work, shop, create and contribute.

We leverage the transformative power of the arts by empowering our local artists

The power of the arts will build your organizational's culture, fostering engagement, diversity, inclusion and creative growth among your employees.

        

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Fusion Arts Alliance Executive Director Greg Fiebig explains what FAA is all about . . . and how its membership offers valuable opportunities for artists, arts organizations, businesses, non-profit organizations and arts supporters in making meaningful connections and engagement with the creative ecosystem of
Grant County. Fusion Arts Alliance inspire communities, empower local artists and advocate for the arts for a meaningful change!

"We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down"
                                                                                                                    Kurt Vonnegut









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FAA  Programs & Events

These are some of the programs we are planning to execute, depending on the support Fusion Arts Alliance could generate. These are the result of our strategic planning sessions, countless meetings and brainstorming ideas. As we start a new decade, Fusion Arts Alliance hopes to generate much needed community support and engagement to make "The City of Marion" and Grant County a better place for all of us. Any business owners or non-profit organizations who are interested to sponsor or co-sponsor some of our programs or events . . . drop us a line, give us a heads up or email us at info@fusionaa.org or send us a message on our facebook account.

  FAA  3rd Fridays at The Kingdom

Fusion Arts Alliance Artists’ Mixer – is an immersive experience for FAA members, art supporters and the creative community who would like to unwind, share meaningful conversations and chill out. Taking place the third Friday of each month all year long. 3rd Fridays at the Kingdom will officially start on February 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM - features arts, live music, jam sessions, art exhibit, artist talk, acoustic sessions, book launchings, photography, painting sessions, table talks, performances, karaoke, spoken poetry,poetry reading, dining, cocktails, drinks, games, merchandise, and much more.

  FAA  Collide at the Courtyard

An artist-led showcase of contemporary and experimental performance and visual arts born from a belief in the power of art to unite and strengthen our own neighborhoods and communities. FUSION ARTS ALLIANCE created a platform for creativity and collaboration among a diverse group of artists, performers and audiences where art, culture and community collide and share good times together. Also, FAA wants to discover new talents, young and old and give them a stage to perform to build their confidence and help with musical recording as well. We’ll have live music, dance, performance art, installations, participatory visual art, food, coffee at the Courtyard of the City of Marion on Monday nights from 5:30PM - 8:30PM, July - August 2020.

  FAA  "After The Rain" | A collection of poems

Giving a platform for local poets and writers who never had a chance to have their works published. Fusion Arts Alliance will launch “The Grant County Poets Society Project” and publish a book of 100 poems by Grant County residents, chosen by a juried panel to be published every year on the 2nd Friday of December before Christmas. As Robert Frost once said about poetry, “it is a way of remembering that which it would impoverish us to forget.” Art awakens, enlarges, refines, and restores our humanity."

  FAA  ≅ CONGRUENCE ≅ ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE GARDENS OF MATTER PARK

Congruence (symbol: ≅) is the state achieved by coming together, the state of agreement. The Latin congruō meaning “I meet together, I agree”. Congruence Art and Music Festival at the Gardens of MATTER Park, Marion, IN. Fusion Arts Alliance is working on the details and we will keep you posted once we have the final updates.

  FAA  ART InFUSION 92

This will be one of FAA's major events. An open art competition to artists residing in all 92 counties in the State of Indiana. There will 2 Categories: Representational Category and Non-representational Category. We want this to be our signature project that would build FAA's image and reputation in the State of Indiana. The artworks would be at least 4 ft' by 4 ft'. We are looking for sponsors for this project and we want to offer bigger monetary awards for the winners.

  FAA  Immersion 2020 Sunrise | Sunset

This project is our avenue to give Christian artists opportunity to sing praises and give thanks to the Lord on a larger stage. Our theme would be “Rise-Up Grant County” - this would be a 24 hour Worship Celebration through songs from sunrise to sunset by the different worship teams of churches in Grant County. We will choose | invite 12 Worship teams among the different churches and give them 2 hours each to perform. Pastors segways their performance and share the blessings and offerings as well. There would be food vendors and booths and we're targeting Ballard Field for this event. Interested worhip teams could e-mail FAA at info@fusionaa.org.

  FAA  On Solid Ground

Is Fusion Arts Alliance’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Partnering Program with businesses and other organizations. “On Solid Ground” provides a new initiative and platform for companies to give back to the community - for art is essential to the development of a vibrant and diverse community in which the best employees want to live, work, shop, create and contribute. We need a solid ground to develop and build our communities together and create initiatives in bridging the gap between the community art engagement and your company’s business goals.

The social impact statement of your company “supporting the arts” can boost employee’s morale, enhance connectivity, and help forge a stronger bond between employees and the community through volunteerism, event co-sponsorships, donations, charitable giving, community art engagement, sharing of resources and developing talents.

  FAA  ART-REACH Internship Program

Our goal is to increase educational outreach for both HS and College students in Grant County, this is FAA's internship program that provide students a real world environment to experience and learn about running a non-profit organization. We offer programs that would allow them to build up ther skills and knowledge base and prepare them to become better leaders in their own chosen career of endeavor. We would like to reach out to IWU, Taylor University, Ivy Tech Colleges, Marion HS and all other HS in Grant County to connect with us and join our ART-REACH Internship Program. E-mail us at FAA at info@fusionaa.org if you are intereted.

  FAA  BRIDGE Employee Volunteer Program

A bridge is something that connects a gap . . . Fusion Arts Alliance would like to bridge the gap between different organization's community engagement initiatives and becoming a good corporate citizen. FAA provides an employee-driven volunteer program that brings strategic value to your respective companies. FAA provides employees a venue for community engagement, opportunities for training and learning, help build stronger communities by addressing social issues, boosts your companies' image and your employee's loyalty through the transformative power of the arts. Interested organizations can email us at info@fusionaa.org about our BRIDGE Employee Volunteer Program.

  FAA  Artist Empowerment Programs

This may include the following: Art Exhibitions: Artist Solo Exhibit, Group Shows, Pop-Up gallery, Annual FAA Exhibit. Fusion Arts Alliance will guide our local artists from conceptualizig an artshow to curating it, we will sponsor them to be successful, provide venues for exhibits, assist in promotions, sales and marketing their works. Also we have our Artist of the Month Program, Know Your Local Artist Program, Grant Writing Assistance, Art Career Development Assistance Program, Workshops and Trainings, Team building activities, and ARTICULATE - is our Artist Talk Program, giving artist an opportunity to talk about the process of creation done usually during solo exhibits.

  FAA  Fusion Arts Alliance Annual Members Exhibit

This is an exclusive members only exhibit featuring our very own local, home grown artists from all over Grant County. This is our way of making a statement that we care and nurture our local artists at all stages of their careers and to empower them personally and showcase their works for our community to embrace. We will ask different institutions or companies who would be willing to provide venues or walls to hang artworks for this event.

  FAA  A FRAME OF MIND (The Business Side of Art)

As part of our Education | Advocacy initiatives . . . Fusion Arts Alliance is building its curriculum for artists struggling to understand the business side of art. We will give artists a paradigm shift and change their "Frame of Mind" for the better and teach them how to market and sell their works utilizing sound business principles.

  FAA  The FAA Permanent Art Collection Project

As Fusion Arts Alliance builds its financial resource capabilities, we would like to start building our Permanent Art Collection as well - so we could buy artworks from our artists' members in support of their own careers. Once we have a place we could call our own - we could showcase these artworks in our own permanent gallery, especially that we are starting a new decade.

  FAA  Fusion Arts Alliance Annual "North Star Award" Ceremony

The North Star is the brightest star in the constellation . . . the only star in the sky that never moves. It is constant, unwavering. A guide in this ever-changing world. The North Star Award is our way of acknowledging and recognizing individuals, companies, non-profit organizations who have exceptionally supported and contributed to FAA the previous year. Whether the contributions were monetary, in-kind services, product, expertise or time the North Star Award is for individual donors, supporters, benefactors, companies, non-profit organizations or FAA Artist Members - letting them know how much FAA appreciate their support and contributions. This event will be hosted on the 3rd or 4th week of January each year.


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One of our flagship programs is called "On Solid Ground" - this is Fusion Arts Alliance’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Partnering Program with businesses and other non-profit organizations.

"On Solid Ground" provides a new initiative and platform for companies and organizations to give back to the community - for art is essential to the development of a vibrant and diverse community in which the best employees want to live, work, shop,
create and contribute.

Fusion Arts Alliance empowers your employees to bridge the gap between community art engagement and your company’s business goals.

IMAGINE THE Possibilities
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."








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Meet Our Team

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Is committed to providing access to programs, trainings and resources for all its members, artists and supporters. We adhere to the highest level of integrity in giving fair and unbiased treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, gender, age, nationality, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other basis.

      Greg Fiebig
      Executive Director
      eecutive@fusionaa.org

      Pamela Schlechty
      Deputy Director
      deputy@fusionaa.org

      Don Artamas
      Director of Mission
      mission@fusionaa.org



      Wanda Williams
      Treasurer
      finance@fusionaa.org

      Barb Dixon
      Director of Education and Advocacy
      education@fusionaa.org

      Ryan Drown
      Director of Operations | Secretary
      operations@fusionaa.org



      Caas Carby
      Director of Marketing
      marketing@fusionaa.org

      Deb Geyer
      Director of Development
      development@fusionaa.org

      Lisa Todd
      Director of Community Development
      community@fusionaa.org



      Inquiries
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      Support us at Patreon
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      Entries
      entries@fusionaa.org
      

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Each time you understand . . .
my heart begins to grow wings . . .
very feeble wings but wings!




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Frequently Asked Questions

Fusion Arts Alliance is a nonprofit organization of artists by artists and for artists. We inspire communities, empower local artists and advocate for the arts. We function as a co-op to promote arts and culture in the Grant County area and to advocate for a meaningful change in our cities through the transformative power of the arts.


A co-op exists to provide benefits specific to its members. In the case of Fusion Arts Alliance, members pay dues, vote and have equal say in decisions. Anyone can join, but only members can vote.

Members of the FAA also have the option to run for a board or committee position. We select our board through voting, and the board exists to serve the members of the art alliance.


No. Fusion Arts Alliance is for any artist or art supporter or benefactor. We also partner with businesses and other non-profit organizations who "support the arts" and believe in the critical role of the arts in community development.

Imagine the power of artists collaborating with the wider community to create a new sense of possibility, and a new way of seeing outside of the ordinary. This could be manifested in a range of artworks and artist's projects that will contribute to shaping the city's visual identity and improve the quality of life for all residents, create opportunities for engagement, connectivity and community building.


Fusion Arts Alliance is funded primarily by member dues and we are earnestly seeking the generous support of our business community and other non-profit organizations for financial support and embrace our aspirations and vision for the City of Marion and Grant County as a whole. Thank you for your interest in helping us continue to work with artists in Grant County.

We would also seek financial assistance from "The City of Marion Arts Commission" as they seek grants and fund generation for Fusion Arts Alliance sustainability and for our community art engagenment programs.


Currently, you can donate by mailing cash or check made out to
“Fusion Arts Alliance” addressed to:

            Fusion Arts Alliance
            811 Briarwood Lane
            Marion, IN 46952

Or you can go sign-up at Patreon and be one of our amazing patrons.
Simply click the link below:

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Fusion Arts Alliance is incorporated as a Non-profit, tax- exempt operation under Indiana Law and Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)3, and is organized and operated for educational and charitable purposes for the benefit of our respective communities and for its empowered members in Grant County, Indiana.

Your generous donations and contributions are what allow us to carry out our mission to inspire, empower and advocate for the arts. Through our gracious donors and business partners, we can support and showcase deserving artists' work, provide exceptional trainings and education for our members and inspire a local culture of creative and innovative thinkers.


One of our main strategic directions and focus as a non-profit organization is resource development and sound financial management - so we do business right . . . right from the start! Fusion Arts Alliance have the following designated fund allocations . . . this is where your generous donations will go.

  • General Fund:
  • This is the primary fund used for our core administrative and operational tasks.

  • Artist Empowerment Fund:
  • This fund is used to support our artist members for exhibition management, marketing, resource assistance, events, training and workshops.

  • Community Art Engagement Fund:
  • This fund is used mainly for various community art engagement projects and events and for research feasibility and sustainability initiatives.

  • Education | Art Advocacy Fund:
  • This is for educational materials, curriculum development, art advocacy campaigns that will be utilized by artists, volunteers and supporters.

  • Building Facility Fund:
  • FFA's dream of having our own modern facility that we could call our own home.

  • Marion Cultural Center Fund:
  • One of our visions to see here in our City is to have our own Marion Cultural Center where all artforms converge.

  • Public Art Fund:
  • We are committed to Public Art and we want to create iconic public sculptures, murals and build quality spaces through effective placemaking for the communities we serve and for the next generation.

Your generous donations and contributions are what allow us to carry out our mission to inspire the community, empower our local artists and advocate for the arts.


We envision a future where a vibrant art culture thrives, bringing communities together while growing and sustaining a vital cultural hub for the arts globally.

We also would like to see having our own Marion Cultural Center (we could sell the naming rights) where all forms of art converge from performing arts to visual arts.

Fusion Arts Alliance would like to have our own modern facility someday which would serve as our office at the same time offer artists maker spaces, resource center, artisan shop, events center, internship programs for college and HS students, artists residency programs, artist repository of artworks for FAA future Permanent Art Collection, our own gallery spaces for artshows and art contests and a coffee shop as well.

We envision the City of Marion chart a future for Public Art. We want to see our City Planners or City Officials integrate Public Art and effective placemaking to create quality public spaces for better community engagement. We want to see a steady period of artistic growth and infrastructure simply because "we deserve better."


As an artist, FAA provides many opportunities for you to make meaningful connections with other artists and benefactors. We host events and exhibitions where you may choose to display your work locally to be seen by a broader audience. We feature artists on our "Artist of the Month Program" on our website for a global exposure.

If you’re not an artist but love art, FAA is a great way to be involved in the community. As a member, you’ll be kept up to date on upcoming local events and galleries.


  • Increased connection to other arts-minded individuals and organizations
  • Increased visibility of your work
  • Expand your personal network and open new doors for potential collaborations
  • Increased access to information and training
  • Increase earning potential
  • Discounts to FAA workshops
  • Shared maker's spaces
  • Free/discounted admission for FAA events
  • Opportunities to display and sell artwork
  • Technical/ Business Assistance
  • Grant Writing Assistance
  • Art Career Planning /Marketing
  • Meaningful Art Community Engagement
  • Member profile on FAA website
  • Featured Artist of the Month on our website
  • Participation in our FAA Annual Member Art Exhibit
  • Be Featured on our future publications

You can download our membership form on our site www.fusionaa.org
or visit our Facebook page, which includes a link to our membership form.

Or simply click on the link below.

Download & Print Membership Form

Yes. Each member will pay annual dues:

  • Individual member- $25
  • Student member- $15
  • Arts Organization Member - $250
  • Nonprofit Arts Organization Member -$250
  • Business Partner $500
  • Benefactor - $1500
  • Patron $100 and up

One of our flagship programs is called "On Solid Ground" - this is Fusion Arts Alliance’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Partnering Program with businesses and other non-profit organizations. On Solid Ground provides a new initiative and platform for companies and organizations to give back to the community - for art is essential to the development of a vibrant and diverse community in which the best employees want to live, work, shop, create and contribute. We need a solid ground to develop and build our communities together and create initiatives for employees in bridging the gap between community art engagement and your company’s business goals.


  • The social impact statement of your company “supporting the arts” can boost employee’s morale, enhance connectivity, and help forge a stronger bond between employees and the community through volunteerism, event co-sponsorships, financial donations, charitable giving, cross-functional training, community art engagement, sharing of resources and developing talents.

  • Increased visibility for branding, marketing, and recruitment efforts

  • Corporte discounts on sales of FAA member's artworks

  • FAA's website will promote your company's image as a business partner that supports the art 24/7/365 on a global stage.

  • FAA provides a venue for your employees to volunteer and engage with the creative ecosystem of the community.

  • Leveraging a partnership with Fusion Arts Alliance will help communicate your company’s marketing messages locally through community art engagement.

  • The transformative power of the arts will build your organizational's culture, fostering engagement, diversity, inclusion and creative growth among your employees enhnacing employee's well-being, and quality of life.

  • The arts bridge talent development and creativity among employees and teams by cultivating creative and critical thinking skills in addressing your organizational goals.

  • Partnering with the Fusion Arts Alliance allows your employees to gain better understanding of how culture and art creates an inclusive workforce.

  • Fusion Arts Alliance member’s artworks offer meaningful, enjoyable experiences and valuable benefits to your employees and their families.

  • Partnering with Fusion Arts Alliance fuels the local economy of Grant County and promote health, wellness and safety. It also creates social cohesion and connectivity, and fosters civic engagement.


We promote seven categories of art including, but not limited to:

  • Visual Arts:
  • Photography and contemporary forms of expression

  • Fine Arts:
  • Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and calligraphy

  • Public Art:
  • Public art can include murals, street art, sculpture, memorials, integrated architectural or landscape architectural work,
    community art, digital new media, and even performances
    and festivals

  • Media Arts:
  • Electronic media, film and technology

  • Performance Arts:
  • Theatre, opera, music, ballet and mime

  • Literary Arts:
  • Creative writing and poetry

  • Applied Arts:
  • Architecture, computer art, industrial, graphic,
    fashion and interior design


As a community, it is important to support local art because without your support - artist's works would cease to make the impact it could make. When you support the local artist community, you are supporting all of our respective creative freedom.

By showing your appreciation, and buying artworks from your local artists, it somehow encourage their hearts to continue with their passion, spark further creativity and innovation within our commuities. Being paid for their work gives artists a reason to continue creating, at the same time stimulating the local economy of Grant County.


To put it simply, public art is art in public spaces. The term “public art” may conjure images of huge historic bronze statues, iconic sculptures like the LOVE sculpture in Indianapolis or a modern metal sculpture in a park. Today, public art can take a wide range of forms, sizes, and scales—and can be temporary or permanent. It often interprets the history of the place, its people, and perhaps addresses a social or environmental issue. Public art can include murals, street art, sculpture, memorials, integrated architectural or landscape architectural work, community art, digital new media, and even performances and festivals!

Public art instills meaning — a greater sense of identity and understanding of where we live, work, and visit, creating memorable experiences for all. It humanizes the built environment, provides an intersection between past, present, and future, and will surely help The City of Marion build a new visual identity and make our communities thrive better not only for us but for the next generations to come.


Placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.

Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share. With community-based participation at its center, an effective placemaking process capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, and it results in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people's health, happiness, and well being.








   "Fusion Arts Alliances' dream is to have our own modern facility and office that we could call our own." Support us . . . Donate to our Buiding Facility Fund!


"One of our visions for the City of Marion and Grant County is to have our own Marion Cultural Center where all artforms converge. Support the dream . . . Donate to our Marion Cultural Center Fund"
                                                                                    



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When buying from an artist . . .
you're buying more than just an artwork.
You're buying a piece of heart,
a part of a soul,
a moment in someone's life.
Most importantly,
you're buying the artist more time
to do something they are passionate about.



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Upcoming Events






Collide at the Courtyard


An artist-led showcase of contemporary and experimental performance and visual arts born from a belief that the power of art unite and strengthen our own neighborhoods and communities. FUSION ARTS ALLIANCE created this platform for creativity and collaboration among a diverse group of artists, performers and audiences where art, culture and community collide and share good times together.

At the same time . . . Fusion Arts Alliance wants to discover new talents, young and old and give them a stage to perform to build their confidence and help with possible musical recording as well. We’ll have live music, dance, performance art, installations, participatory visual art, food, coffee at the Courtyard of the City of Marion on Monday nights, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM from July - August 2020.

The next schedule of Collide at the Courtyard will be on Monday - August 03, 2020 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
We will still be practicing Social Distancing and wearing of masks is always recommended but of course . . . we will still have some fun together!
Questions: email us at info@fusionaa.org.

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News and Events






FAA Induction of Officers & Members


"Waiting is a common instrument of providential discipline for those to whom exceptional work has been appointed." After many months of planning and meetings, the stars aligned . . . Fusion Arts Alliance was officially launched last January 24, 2020 at "The Garden House" of Matter Park. It was a lovely evening attended by the Board of Fusion Arts Alliance, new members, The Chamber of Commerce and some supporters of the arts. Mayor Jess Alumbaugh installed the FAA Board to their respective office designations, inducted the new members, wished them well and was really looking forward to the impact Fusion Arts Alliance will have for the City of Marion.

Marsha Vermillion and Keith Conner graced the occasion with lovely songs that warmed the hearts of everyone.

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           ARTISTS' MIXER

     "3rd Fridays at
     THE KINGDOM"

   111 N Boots St, Marion, IN 46952
                  (765) 660-3478

Fusion Arts Alliance Artists’ Mixer – is an immersive experience for FAA members, art enthusiasts, art supporters and the creative community who would like to unwind, share our passion for the arts, have some meaningful conversations and chill out. Taking place the third Friday of each month all year long:

July 17, 2020 from 6:00PM - 8:30 PM.

August 21, 2020 from 6:00PM - 8:30 PM

September 18, 2020 from 6:00PM - 8:30 PM.

October 16, 2020 from 6:00PM - 8:30 PM.




Time flies when you're having fun or not! The choice is yours . . .


Third Fridays at the Kingdom

FAA Artists' Mixer

Here are some photos of our first of many 3rd Fridays at The Kingdom event held last February 21, 2020.

Fusion Arts Alliance introduced Jessica Baisden - "Artist of the Month" for February with her amazingly beautiful photography. Jessica did her artist talk and hosted the event. The night was filled with talks, games, music, karaoke, great food and drinks... It was all about having fun!

Come join us for our next 3rd Fridays at The Kingdom on August 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM!

THIRD FRIDAYS AT THE KINGDOM
"Work hard, have fun and make memories . . ."


After the Rain

A collection of poems

Robert Frost once said about poetry, “it is a way of remembering that which it would impoverish us to forget.” Art awakens, enlarges, refines, and restores our humanity.

Fusion Arts Alliance is providing a platform for local poets and literary writers who never have had a chance to have their works published.Come and be a part of “The Grant County Poets Society Project” as Fusion Arts Alliance publishes a book of 100 poems by Grant County residents, chosen by a juried panel to be published on the 2nd Friday of November 2020.

The Grant County Poets Society Project
"Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. . ."

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