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Margo Saulnier

Director of Creative Strategies + Arts-based Initiatives, New Bedford Economic Development Council

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A graduate of New Bedford High School, Margo received her Bachelor of Music from Boston University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College. Prior to moving back to New Bedford, Margo worked at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Boston Pops at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Celebrity Series of Boston, and was a lecturer for Northeastern University’s Music Industry Program.

In her role at New Bedford Creative, she manages the City of New Bedford’s Arts, Culture and Tourism Fund, facilitates the implementation of the city’s strategic arts and culture plan, New Bedford Creative: our art, our culture, our future, and oversees the volunteer-led New Bedford Creative Consortium. Currently, she is the lead project manager for MassDevelopment’s TDI Creative Cities initiative, supervises the place-based pilot of Arts Midwest’s New Bedford Creating Connection initiative, administers two grant programs called Wicked Cool Places and Art is Everywhere, and manages the Seaport Cultural District and Seaport Art Walk.