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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 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.

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Public Information Meetings for 2015-2016 Guidelines, as follows:

1. Wednesday, August 19, 2015
New Bedford Free Public Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
6-8 PM.
2. Thursday, September 17 2015,
SLIDE SLAM and intro to new guidelines, at the New Bedford Art Museum,
6-8 PM

Applications must be postmarked no later than October 15, 2015, or hand delivered to the Mayor's office by 4 p.m. on October 15, 2015.

SIXTEEN (16) complete copies are required with your signed original.


NOTE: Applications for sole funding will not be considered, but in-kind funding is accepted as another source of income.

2015-2016 NEW BEDFORD CULTURAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Mat Arruda, Jane Ferris Richardson, Brooke Baptiste, Scott Carola, Patricia Daughton (Secretary & Co-Chair), Hank Gatlin, Jill Horton-Simms (Chair), Kat Knudsen, Deb Smook, Pat Coomey Thornton, Eric Stotts (Treasurer), Terry Wolkowicz, Jessica Bregoli, Fitzcarmel LaMarre

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New Bedford Cultural Council
Jill Horton-Simms

PO Box 2027
New Bedford, MA 02741-2027

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