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New Bedford Cultural Council

New Bedford Cultural Council (NBCC) funds programs that promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the Arts, Humanities and Interpretive Sciences to improve the quality of life for New Bedford city residents.

NBCC ensures that New Bedford’s share of Massachusetts Cultural Council funds are administered fairly and in the best interests of the community.


PO Box 2027
New Bedford, MA 02741

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FY23 LCC Grant Cycle Details to Come.

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. Fishboats: Art of the Commercial Fishing Industry $2,000
Anthi Frangiadis Front and Centre: Music, Art & Culture $3,200
James J. Robitaille Jim Robitaille Group $2,400
Our Sisters' School, Inc. African Drumming Enrichment Club $2,104
New Bedford Preservation Society, Inc. DETOUR- Exploring the People and Places of Historic New Bedford $2,450
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $480
New Bedford Museum and Art Center, Inc. Teen Artist Internship Program (TAIP) $3,000
New Bedford Museum and Art Center, Inc. Access to the Arts $2,400
Scott Bishop Scapeghost Presents: Unexpected Music $3,200
Edward L. Cope, Jr. Sea Life Balloon Animal Twisting Workshop $360
Matt York Songs and Stories - The Highwaymen $225
Co-Creative Center, Inc. Co Creative Sessions $4,000
AHA! New Bedford PRIDE AHA! Night, June 9, 2022 $4,000
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc. Young People's Concert 2022: Gravity in Space and Sound $3,800
Dream Out Loud Center, Inc. The Student Showcase $3,200
Motoko Dworkin Origami Storigami $500
New Bedford High School Drama Club NBHS Drama Club presents Godspell $3,200
Sarah Donner Stove Boat Concert Series $3,200
Old Dartmouth Historical Society Creature Feature $4,000
Practice Best Practice Practice Best Practice Workshops $1,600
Ron Fortier MOBY DICK: Chapter 87 - The Grand Armada $2,800
Southeastern Massachusetts Educational Collaborative Mindfulness/Yoga/Hand-On Art Projects/Journaling $3,200
Gallery X, Inc. Gallery X Unplugged $3,600
Henry Lappen Henry the Juggler Performance $360
SUPERFLAT New Bedford, Inc. Hummingbird Project $4,000
Tri-County Music Association, Inc. Complimentary Senior Tickets $100
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic $464
YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. YWCA Youth Services $800
New Bedford Ballet Foundation, Inc. Swan Lake $3,000
Museum of Bad Art, Inc. MOBA 101 and Living in Tough Times $400
Your Theatre, Inc. 10th Annual New Bedford JazzFest $3,200
Buy Black NB Black in Business: Vendor Market $2,000
Buy Black NB Black In Business Holiday Vendor Market $750
Coastal Foodshed, Inc. Showcasing Local Musicians & Local Food $3,025
Old Colony Historical Society Passport to History 2022 $120
Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. Teen Ambassadors $3,200
Andrew Anello BodyBodyBody and Riverside Beats $4,000
Rhonda M Fazio Dyeing to Wear It: Creating Community through Color $1,250
Gnome, Inc. Happy Camp $1,200
Old Dartmouth Historical Society IGNITE Youth Art Showcase $2,660
Global Learning Charter Public School GLCPS Drama Club - Moana $1,000
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, Inc. Shakespeare in NB 2022 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream $4,000
Lauren Savoia Boys and Girls Club art Program $3,200
Cape Verdean Recognition Committee, Inc. 50th Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade $3,200
New Bedford Economic Development Council, Inc. Seaport Art Walk $4,000
Spinner Publications, Inc. Spinner Discussion Series: Paul Cuffe $3,500
Ron Fortier The Artists Index - Musical Artists In-Focus Podcasts $2,800
Ron Fortier The Artists Index - Theater Artists In-Focus Podcasts $2,800
Downtown New Bedford, Inc. New Bedford Holiday Stroll $3,000
Brooke Baptiste Reggae On West Beach $4,000
SouthCoast Children's Theatre, Inc. SouthCoast Children's Theatre presents " James and the Giant Peach" $2,000
Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts Patio de Comida $3,200
Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute, Inc. Using STEAM to Create Public Art: 3D Wall Mural $4,000
The Coalition for Buzzards Bay, Inc. Discover Buzzards Bay: New Bedford $2,000
Your Theatre, Inc. Jazz at AHA! $2,500
Friends of Cape Verdean Culture Committee Acushnet Ave Band Club Mural $2,400
People Acting in Community Endeavors, Inc. New Bedford Clemente Course $3,200
Marilyn Morales Duo Pianists, Composers & Educators Whipple & Morales in Concert $1,200
Rhonda M Fazio SNAP to the MAX $1,440
Ron Fortier The Artists Index - Podcast Transcription $2,800
New Bedford Light, Inc. New Bedford Light Cultural Calendar $2,000
New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. New Bedford Festival Theatre Summer Academy 2022 Beauty and the Beast and Beyond! $3,200
Danielle Marston Southcoast Terrapin Headstart Project $250
Your Theatre, Inc. YTI Summer Season 2022 (revised application) $4,000
South Coast Children's Chorus One South Coast - Unity on Our Community $4,000
Erik Andrade Um Frenti Unido - Cape Verdean Cultural Showcase $2,000
The Performing Arts Collective, Inc. The Collective's 2022 Summer Series $3,200
Merri Cyr Lewis Hines Photo Project $2,000
Rhonda M Fazio Game Unplugged $1,600

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