Queer Arts Council of New Bedford

keeping it queer since 2019

Take the NB Queer Art History Tour! 

How can I get involved with QACNB?

Want to chill and connect with other queer creatives and organizers?

Hang out at the beach with us this summer!

West Beach, Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Find us near the lifeguard chair! If using mobility assistance, take the ramp from the sidewalk and down the beach mat.

Bring sun protection, a chair, towel, or blanket, water, snacks, and water shoes if you use them! 

A New Bedford Parking Pass is required for parking on the street, except where handicapped parking is marked.  Additional parking is available off of Rodney French Blvd. or off of Brock Ave. in Hazelwood Park's parking lot.

Got ideas for collaborations? Want to add your skills to the Council?

Volunteer for Future Events

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 connect and compensate queer creatives and performers for work that reaches their own community.  

Who is QACNB?

We are a group of New Bedford-based creatives dedicated to supporting queer artists of all kinds in our community. In 2019, a group of queer friends and allies came together to bring Pride to AHA! New Bedford via the Block Party at Custom House Square. Inspired by the community's positive response, we decided to make things official and founded the Queer Arts Council of New Bedford (an affiliate of the South Coast LGBTQ Network) to expand creative and expressive opportunities for queer artists in New Bedford. The QAC Community Board meets virtually and in person and shares the responsibilities of facilitating and notetaking at meetings. 

Other questions? Email qacnewbedford@gmail.com for the info!

Past Events



Pride Block Party Montage_V4.mp4

Thank you to Magic Land Entertainment for the 2022 AHA! Pride Block Party video

2019 (First event)

Thank you to the Standard Times for capturing 2019 AHA! Pride Block Party in photos!