Since its foundation in 1999, the non-profit association "Kulturkosmos" is the festivals host and organiser. While the association remains the legal base of the project, above all we understand ourselves as a steady group and community. Planning as well as front-end work for the festival are certainly in the hands of this community. Most of us spend all their spare time in and for this project and apart from a few exceptions everyone is working voluntarily throughout the year, the theme being: ''Everyone is doing as much as possible, and if that doesn't work out someone else has got to do it or it's simply not done at all.''
Once the festival has started, it's a completely different story. Over the past 20 years a remarkable network developed alongside the FUSION festival. Over 200 very different groups as well as many kick-ass lone fighters are cultivating this network, which puts the festival into practise every year. During the event around 10000 people from Mecklenburg and other parts of the country are working on the site including 2500 Supporters. This is probably the biggest reason why Fusion always happens in such a relaxed, smoothly running way, making it possible to release so much positiveenergy every year.
In every day life most of the participating groups are engaged with subculture, left-wing politics, arts and youth work. All of them together create the base necessary to make it possible to accomplish such an eclectic and big event like this. Each group has got different fields of duties and in agreement with us they all work very much self-responsibly and independently where ever that's possible. Some of those groups for instance manage the bars on the festival. This means that there are no private benefits coming out of the beverage sales. Thus, with every drink you buy you are supporting a youth support project, a cultural initiative or a left-wing political project. Other groups are supervising the different dance floors, stages and hangars as well as the toilets and showers or they manage admissions and the traffic.