Queer Arts Council of New Bedford

keeping it queer since 2019

Take the NB Queer Art History Tour!

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 in their own community.

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) to expand creative and expressive opportunities for queer artists in New Bedford. The QAC Community Board meets virtually on alternating Tuesdays and shares responsibilities to facilitate and record meetings.

How can I get involved with QACNB?

Summer Social Hour on West Beach NBMA

Find the Progress Pride Flag near the Lifeguard chair south of the Pavillion

Alternating Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

July 12 & 26

Aug 9 & 23

Sept 6

BYO beach gear/snacks/shade etc and meet the QAC and other local queer art-makers and art-lovers, and maybe stay late for the sunset!

Check out our IG stories for more info!


Volunteer for Events

We are accepting day-of-event volunteer applications for future events.



Got ideas for collaborations or wanna add your skills to the Council?

Join us at the Summer Social Hour

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

THE ARCHIVES

2019 Block Party

Thanks to the Standard Times for capturing some of our last in-person event!

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