Building community through the arts: New Bedford Creative supports diverse & local cultural initiatives
New Bedford Creative is an organization that supports local arts and culture in New Bedford, MA. Below, the team shares some details on their organization and the importance of supporting local.
Describe your business in 50 words or less.
We support and connect creatives in the New Bedford community.
What makes your business unique?
New Bedford Creative is housed at the New Bedford Economic Development Council and tasked with implementing the city’s first-ever strategic arts and culture plan, published in December 2018. The vision of the plan is that “in New Bedford, the creative community is an engaged and powerful partner, inspiring social, economic, and cultural growth. In this authentic seaport city, each and every person enjoys an opportunity to experience a diversity of cultures. Art is everywhere, encouraging fun, provoking thought, and nurturing the soul.”
What does your business look like?
New Bedford Creative’s Media Hub is your spot for the stories that define our city and push the boundaries of possibility into the realm of unlimited creativity. It is designed to deepen the experience of arts and culture in New Bedford and, through words, images, and video, form a stronger connection to the community.
Why is it important to support businesses like yours?
New Bedford Creative is led by a creative strategist, a 24-member volunteer creative consortium, with staff support from the NBEDC and Departments of City Planning, Tourism & Marketing, Parks, Recreation & Beaches, and the Mayor’s Office.