What is QACNB?
The Queer Arts Council of New Bedford (QACNB) provides opportunities, networking, and creative avenues for the LGBTQIA+ (queer) communities in South Coast Mass/RI. We work with integrity, persistence, and conversation to create more spaces and visibility for our community. By engaging the legacy of queer-organizing and local partnerships, we help compensate queer creatives and performers for work they can share close to home.
Who is QACNB?
We are a group of New Bedford-based creatives dedicated to supporting artists in our community. In 2019, a group of queer friends and allies came together to bring Pride to AHA! New Bedford via our downtown Block Party. Inspired by the community's response, we decided to make things official and founded the Queer Arts Council of New Bedford (an affiliate of the South Coast LGBTQ Network).
How can I become part of QACNB?
Since IRL meetings aren't a thing right now, come join us in our weekly virtual hangout on Zoom! There is no agenda (not even a gay one!), and all are welcome! You might catch us gabbing about queer video games, tasty snacks, creative blocks, cute puppies, sharing some new sketches, or chatting astrology - the sky's the limit!