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Meet the Team: Rebecca Chapeskie!

At Fuse, we strive to empower artists, including those on our internal team. Our Fuse Team is made up of folks with many different passions, and this diversity allows us to create inclusive environments where local artists can thrive. This week we sat down with Rebecca, our Senior Crew Coordinator and resident up-and-coming creative writer. Keep reading to find out more about Rebecca’s journey with Fuse!


Tell us about yourself!

I am a highly sensitive introvert who enjoys writing, hiking, singing, and watching and listening to the rain.

Talk about your role and what you do at Fuse.

As the Senior Crew Coordinator, I work with the Director of Programming and the other Crew Coordinators to ensure that our Crew members (our artists) have the resources and information they need. At the moment, I am particularly responsible for prepping resources for and communicating with our chorus members.

What was it about Fuse that made you want to be a part of it?

Fuse provided me with the remarkable opportunity to work together with highly talented and passionate individuals, and I was welcomed even though I had little actual training as a singer. I love that Fuse brings together artists of all skill levels, and creates a sense of collaboration rather than competition.

Tell us a little bit about your Fuse arts journey! How did you end up at Fuse?

I was recruited in the spring of 2018 as a member of the chorus – a member of Fuse came to our university community choir practice offering us the opportunity to take part in an opera, and I jumped at the chance before I could talk myself out of it! The first show I took part in was Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers, and I’ve been participating in shows ever since. This past summer I was asked to become Chorus Coordinator, and subsequently Senior Crew Coordinator.

What has been your favourite memory/experience with Fuse?

I really enjoyed connecting with the team during some of the game nights – that really cemented a sense of community for me and made me feel like a true part of the team.

What are three words to describe Fuse?

Community. Energy. Adventure.

What do you hope to bring to the community through your work with Fuse?

A healthy respect for altos, ideally :) Seriously though, I really just want to help Fuse carry out its vision and mission in making the arts more accessible to people of all skill levels.

What are some ways you think the inter-arts positively affects our community?

Connecting to this wider sense of inter-arts gives more opportunity for community members to discover what awakens their own artistic sense, and it brings together artists of all kinds who work through such varied mediums: music, words, dance, film, etc. Art in any form has the potential to awaken something truly powerful, and the collective creativity that is unleashed when we work together can be truly astonishing.

Through Rebecca’s work, Fuse has been able to bring opportunities to artists that have been curated and crafted by artists themselves. Being at the forefront of what we do, Rebecca plays a direct role in furthering Fuse’s mission to make local arts more accessible and inclusive. We’re so thankful for all of the work Rebecca and the rest of our Fuse Team does to innovate the arts in Waterloo Region! Interested in joining the Fuse Team? Click here to find out more!


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