Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute, DATMA, presents contemporary art with the convergence of design, art and technology through exhibitions, performances and education for all ages and cultural backgrounds in the SouthCoast region and beyond.


In a Changing World, Art & Design must speak through TECHNOLOGY and Technology must converse with ART & DESIGN. DATMA produces dynamic programs that project what the SouthCoast is and has been—and what it can become.

DATMA was launched in 2016 to bring inspiring public art, design, and technology exhibitions from around the world to the SouthCoast. Help DATMA bring free & public art to the SouthCoast and join our mission in promoting public art and supporting our efforts! DATMA is a 501(c)(3), which means we rely on the support of foundations, businesses, and individuals like you! We appreciate support at any level.

For more information on making a gift, call 774.264.3696.


Lindsay Miś

Lindsay Miś has a passion for working with artists and making an impact in her community with public art. A longtime New Bedford artist, Miś has been Executive Director of DATMA since 2018 and launched it’s inaugural program season entitled, Summer Winds. She has also worked at peer art institutions such as Society of Arts & Crafts in Boston, New Bedford Art Museum, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Ise, ME, and the Visual Art Center of Richmond, VA. Miś received her MFA in Jewelry/Metals from UMass Dartmouth and her BFA in Craft/Material Studies from VCU. She maintains her metalsmithing practice at Hatch Street Studios. Lindsay represents DATMA on the AHA! Steering Committee and the Fall River Arts & Culture Council, FRACC. One motive that keeps her in the SouthCoast is New Bedford’s incredible ability to collaborate.

“My passion for craft has influenced my curiosity of how we experience art & design in the objects and places around us. I pursue this question in DATMA’s approach to exhibitions- making our projects accessible to all and part of the every day.”

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Steven Ashley
Michael Benevides
Walter S. Bernheimer, II, Secretary
Iva Brito
Harvey Goldman
Jocelin Hamblett

Elizabeth Huidekoper, Treasurer
David Jeffrey
Michael Keating
Amelia Koch
Stephen Silverstein
Pamela A Murray
Sadia Shepard

Pat Thornton
Gayle Mandle, Co-founder & Vice Chair
Nicholas Sullivan, Chair

In honor of Roger Mandle, Co-founder & Founding Chair

Open Staff Positions & Season-long Fellowships

DATMA is not currently seeking resumes for employment, however, we are actively seeking inquiries for our Fellowship Positions for Summer of 2021. Terms can be completed virtually, with opportunities to participate in-person depending on the role.

DATMA accepts 1-2 unpaid fellowships per semester. Fellows gain first-hand professional experience in the following ares; Marketing, Development, and Programs/ Exhibitions.  This position is one semester long and Fellows are welcome to reapply for a second term. If college credits are eligible, candidates may need to connect DATMA with candidate’s career center. DATMA’s fellowship application cycle- is OPEN

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact: Edwina A. Kluender, KLÜNDER Communications: 617.888.5859 or [email protected]

Interested in joining our volunteer team?

Thanks to our experienced task force, DATMA presents big ideas to reach a wide audience. Our team of staff and volunteers work from the Co-Creative Center in the historic district of New Bedford. From high school seniors to seniors, we are in need of help from a variety of skill sets. We just ask you have an interest in art. There are 3 ways you can pitch in:

1) Apply for a semester-long fellowship. We currently are seeking a Marketing Fellow and an Exhibition Research Fellow. Learn more HERE.
2) Consider signing on and visit our volunteer form HERE.

Help DATMA create our next project!

Because we are an institute without walls, we don’t get to greet you by a door or hear your thoughts about the artwork we present. We want to hear from you! Tell us a bit about the art that inspires you. What artwork should DATMA present next? Where should art live? These are conversations we wish we could have with you. CLICK HERE to share your comments and ideas with DATMA’s Program Committee. Your feedback will help shape our upcoming exhibitions.


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