AHA! New Bedford
Contact: Lee Heald
Address: 30 Cornell Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508-996-8253 x 205 Fax: 508-996-8254
We are a volunteer host site!
The AHA! mission is:
To be a cooperative venture dedicated to invigorating the New Bedford cultural scene. The project accomplishes this through:
•Presenting second Thursday FREE cultural nights
•Inviting local and regional artists, cultural groups and educators to present what they do
•Spearheading cooperative marketing
•Being a forum for the AHA! Partners to convene around shared topics.
•Contributing to the City’s Creative Economy initiatives.
•The AHA! model collectively brands and presents the best the city has to offer providing an easy way for residents and visitors to be a part of the city's burgeoning cultural scene.
AHA! partners started in July 1999 and its monthly 2nd Thursday events have taken place continuously from this date forward. Beginning with a 2001 "Painting the Future" charrette, AHA! has made efforts to convene cultural organizations in order to promote the collective growth of the city's cultural sector. Since 2005 AHA! has received Mass Cultural Council Adams Grants to pursue cultural planning initiatives and pilot new programs.
Work on AHA! night, work in materials distribution, work in documentation and photography for the Flickr site....