“Art is nothing new in New Bedford. What’s new, especially in visual art, is exhibiting artists with star power.”

Cait McQuaid, Boston Globe Contributor

Call for Art made by SouthCoast creatives: Open Studios on the Sidewalk

Exhibition display example of our 2021 presentation of Harvesters of the Deep on MacArthur Drive.

Application now open.

To celebrate DATMA’s 2023 theme of “Shelter” we will highlight the important role of artists in shaping and creating their local community, the ultimate shelter for a city. Up to 10 SouthCoast MA (from Fall River to Wareham, as far north as Brockton) artists will be selected and provided a $500 stipend for the loan of artwork files. Selections will be announced on April 21. Free to apply. Exhibition will open June 22, 2023 and be exhibited on MacArthur Drive on New Bedford’s working waterfront.

All media will be accepted, but must be submitted via Slideroom in the form of a digital file, ultimately to be reproduced as large-scale photographs or QR code if an audio-based artwork. Deadline April 11th. Apply here.

Jeremiah Hernandez, Guest Juror

Jeremiah Hernandez, Guest Juror for DATMA Program Committee 

Superflat NB Co-Founder, cofounder of UGLYgallery, and Director of Strategic Initiatives at Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll). Hernandez describes himself as a Smile Selling, Results Driven, Creative, Entrepreneur, Community Builder, and Public Art Advocate. Jeremiah says that entrepreneurship, business, technology, art, community, and people, have elevated his awareness to the greater needs and missed opportunities not currently available to many. No art academia experience. His interests have been shaped by lived experience, street art, and the culture around it. Raised to make waves in boardrooms, his goals have pushed him to bring his own chairs to tables his community has typically been left off of. Radical Candor and solutions focused communication drive his deep connections that have produced orgs, and businesses that bring equitable impact to the community at large.


DATMA presents art in public spaces made by artists of all mediums – from all over the world – at all levels of their career. We accept resumes and portfolios throughout the year that are reviewed on an annual basis by our Program Committee.

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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 if we met you at one of our projects. 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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