The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou Fusion needs help! The space is hurting terribly for funds and needs support as we have not had any income in months. We are already one month behind on rent and are coming up on two. You may know that we have had to back off of events while we worked on some things around the building. The events have been our lifeblood, and without them, the space cannot support itself. WE know that, if we can get through a couple of months, with your support, we will be able to get back on track. Fusion is one of the only places I know that has constantly opened it's door to be a true community space. It is unique in that it's focus has not been mainly about the parties, but more about the people of our community and giving them a truly safe place to gather. We are now officially beginning our transition into becoming a 501(C)3 organization. Lack of funding means that we all move out and it is the end of an era. Please, please consider giving to keep this amazing place going. Fusion Factory is a special and truly unique place. The building, open since the summer of 2011, houses gallery space, 3 apartments, 2 artist build spaces, and extensive event and meeting space. Over the years it has given inexpensive places for artists to live and free or donation based support for meetings, classes and workshops. It hosts the board meetings for 2 different non-profits (Apogaea and Denver Regional Fund) and planning meetings for 3 official Burning Man regional events. (Denver Decompression, Apogaea, and Colorado Burnal Equinox). For Apogaea Fusion has hosted town halls, art fairs, art grant workshops, volunteer orientation, ranger training, retreats, and more. For the last 2 years folks from the space have received grants from Burning Man to bring projects out to the event. Every month Fusion hosts a large gathering for body painters called The Denver Body Art Jam. This is a collaborative gathering where artists, models and photographers get together to practice their craft. Also monthly, we host our sex-positive educational forum called "Talk Sexy" that focuses on things like consent, intimacy, and self respect. The outside music stage now located at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom was built here. On Monday nights since 2009 we have hosted an open house potluck event that helps folks find community. Three times a year Fusion hosts the Burner Bazaar to give artists in our community a place to sell their creations. Every year on Christmas Fusion hosts an orphan's dinner for folks that don't have family. Over the years Fusion has been a home to many gallery openings, music events, fundraisers, poetry readings, and documentary showings. The space has been able to present greats like cEvin Key from Skinny Puppy, DJ Dan, and Frankie Bones but also giving folks their very first chance to perform in front of a crowd. The space collaborated with folks from Damanhur in Italy to show their Dreams documentary, and also had someone from their community come from Italy to give a talk. The space hosted Dave X, the head of fire safety for Burning Man and Eric Smith, the head of LP gas regulation for the State of Nevada, to have them teach a two day class on fire effects and safety for artists. People came from all over the country and even from Canada to attend. We have the joy of giving artists their very first access to gallery space and it has been a priority to work with people who are just getting started. At the same time, we have been blessed to hang the works of Android Jones, Martina Hoffman, and Robert Venosa. Over the years the community has come together for multiple memorial services, a wedding, SantaCon, Santa Brunch, Costume Collective, Blacklight Yoga, and Gaming Nights. If you can think of it, it has probably been hosted at Fusion. The people who have made up Fusion over the years have donated time, money and other resources, extensively, to anyone who asked. Whenever asked to consider doing anything here, we do everything in our power to make it happen and have worked tirelessly to be a haven for alternative culture.