We’ve made it this far through an extremely challenging time, largely thanks to the overwhelming support from our community. Our light still shines because of you.

But we still face challenges ahead.

With your help, we can navigate the uncertain road ahead with confidence. So we can continue to offer the healing power of the performing arts that we profoundly need right now.

Will you join our community of amazing supporters with a donation today?

When you support The Z, you’re supporting…

A robust Schooltime program

annually serving nearly 20,000 school children who may not experience the power of the performing arts otherwise. Your $500 donation sends a classroom to The Z for a field trip! Explore our Schooltime education program.

Local artists, performers and teachers

The Z’s Creative Classroom enlists the best Southcoast instructors to lead classes that explore various areas of the performing arts. Your $100 donation helps to support these teaching artists in their craft.

The next generation of artists

The Z’s Teen Ambassador Program fosters learning through exposure, collaboration, creativity and engagement in the arts. Your $50 allows a Teen Ambassador to participate in a performing arts workshop.

Opportunities for connection

The Z offers many free events for audiences of all ages to learn and deepen their connection to the performing arts – and one another. Your $25 donation increases access to the arts by offsetting costs of the Card to Culture program.

A healthy downtown New Bedford

A thriving performing arts center complements a historic neighborhood filled with shops, restaurants and vibrant arts and culture scene. Thank you for supporting the arts in your community!

Dedicate a donation

Donate in honor or in memory of a loved one here.

Thank you

from the bottom of our hearts for protecting the future of performing arts in New Bedford!

Your 100% tax deductible donation is a direct investment in The Z’s future. You can ensure that The Z will return as the best version of itself. With the best artists available, with enriching and inclusive programs, and with our community at our heart.

We're here to help

Should you have any questions, we’d be happy to assist you.

Please contact

Senior Director of Development


Nicole Downing




Nicole Downing



Senior Director of Development