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 events for creatives and artists in the South Coast Mass/RI LGBTQIA+ / Queer communities. 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 an affinity 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, and takes turns hosting, leading, and organizing events.

Other questions? Email qacnewbedford@gmail.com.  

AHA! Pride 2024 Block Party!

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!