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New Bedford Creative Info Session: ARTnet & Wicked Cool Places

August 24, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to apply to two new grant programs for New Bedford-based projects & artists, ARTnet & Wicked Cool Places (Spanish & Portuguese).

New Bedford Creative facilitates several grant programs to help advance New Bedford as one of the most culturally unique and creative cities in America. Funding from 2022 to 2024 is provided by the City of New Bedford’s ARPA/American Rescue Plan Act, supported by federal award number SLFRP1067 awarded to The City of New Bedford by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

ARTnet is a new artist recovery and training network to help artists recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic by providing financial support, business planning support, training workshops, and access to a network of creative-entrepreneur peers. Applications open Aug. 22 with a rolling deadline until funds are depleted.

Wicked Cool Places, a grant program for making or keeping a place where things are happening and people want to be that involve and impact residents, visitors and/or businesses in New Bedford’s neighborhoods. This grant was originally created in 2019 with funding by the City of New Bedford’s Arts, Culture and Tourism Fund, with additional support by Bristol County Savings Bank. Applications open Aug. 22with a deadline of Oct. 2.

In order to keep our gathering as safe as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are requesting that all attendees wear masks if you’ve recently been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms.


Discovery Language Academy
128 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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