DATMA was awarded a grant from the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (CFSEMA) recently. The $27,500 in funding will support DATMA’s inaugural exhibit, Summer Winds, taking place in summer of 2019.
CFSEMA has contributed over $25 million to the region’s arts and culture scene since 1995. Since then, the group has successfully worked to improve the quality of life in Southeastern Massachusetts by matching donors with cultural, educational and humanitarian organizations in the community.
Summer Winds will be a city-wide art series that underscores New Bedford’s emerging leadership in the wind energy industry. The central pillar of Summer Winds will be the installation of “Liquid Shard” a 15,000 sq. ft. kinetic sculpture in Custom House Square by the internationally acclaimed Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics. Featured most recently in Los Angeles, Liquid Shard will serve as the centerpiece of a three-month long series of educational programming, a film series and “pop ups” that engage art, technology and design.