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Waltham Cultural Council

The Waltham Cultural Council supports the arts, humanities, and sciences through grants and advocacy for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, and artists. Through our efforts, we strive to make our community a better place to live, work, and visit. As a public investor in the arts, humanities, and sciences, we work to ensure everyone in our community has a place in our rich cultural life.

We fund activities and events that celebrate cultural diversity and local history, engage the community and increase access to arts education for Waltham youth. Priority is given to projects that support initiatives with a specific focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

New applicants are encouraged to apply. The WCC will accept applications from Sep.1 through Oct. 17, for events that occur between July 1 of the application year and December 31 of the following calendar year.

Contact

Sharyn Nolan
walthamculturalcouncil@gmail.com
781-530-4897

Address
610 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02452

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Application Information

FY24 Allocation

$31,100

FY24 Local Priorities

Projects that support:
-Diversity, equity and inclusion
-Neighborhood revitalization
-Exposing school-aged children to the arts
-Artist’s living and work spaces

Events that:
-Celebrate local history and cultural diversity
-Involve the community and neighborhoods
-Promote arts education in schools

Focusing on the following communities:
-Low-income
-Communities of color
-Immigrant communities
-Teens

FY24 Local Guidelines

The Waltham Cultural Council supports the arts, humanities, and sciences through grants and advocacy for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, and artists. Through our efforts, we strive to make our community a better place to live, work, and visit. As a public investor in the arts, humanities, and sciences, we work to ensure everyone in our community has a place in our rich cultural life.

We fund activities and events that celebrate cultural diversity and local history, engage the community and increase access to arts education for Waltham youth. Priority is given to projects that support initiatives with a specific focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

New applicants are encouraged to apply. The WCC will accept applications from Sept.1 through Oct. 17, for events that occur between July 1 of the application year and December 31 of the following calendar year.

The following priorities are based on the community input survey of 2023. Applicants that meet the criteria below will be more likely to receive funds than those that do not.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
African Cultural Services, Inc. Your Story Matters Magazine $500
African Cultural Services, Inc. African instruments playing, Dance and Perform Series $1,500
Alive Dance Collective, LLC StoryBook Movement Workshops with Alive Dance Collective and ArtRelief $1,000
Bereaud, Philip Alexander Sing, Play, Grow! Children’s Music Enrichment $900
Chen, Hudson Travel through the Art & History of the Silk Road $1,400
Community Farms Outreach, Inc. Farm Day/Dia de la Granja 2023 $1,500
Crescendo Productions, LLC The Stones Cry Out: Grove Hill Cemetery $900
Discovery Museum, Inc. Open Door Connections $400
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Lotus Lanterns with the Korean Cultural Project $420
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Science/Cultural enrichment programming for K-5 Students $500
Dowcett, Kathleen Community Arts Project $1,250
Downtown Waltham Partnership, Inc. Watch City Steampunk Festival $1,500
Downtown Waltham Partnership, Inc. Waltham Riverfest 2024 $1,500
Druyan, Ron Tiny Tutti $500
Ethnic Arts Center of Somerville, Inc. Part 3-"MANY CULTURES, ONE PEOPLE!" African American Heritage Renactment Puppetry Shows $1,000
Friends of the Waltham Family School, Inc Music in Motion $1,000
Frostig, Karen Locker of Memory/Day of Remembrance: Mourning Shroud for 800 souls $500
Gore Place Society The Federal Period: Shaping a Nation Field Trip $500
Hart, Francis The “Beat Generation” - A Cultural Review of the 1950s Through Music $375
Henry Whittemore Elementary School Access Puppetry Arts $500
Henry Whittemore School Parent-Teacher Organization, Inc. Cinco de Mayo celebration $650
Kelly, Kaye SheGrooves; Using Our Voices for Positive Change $500
Lahiri, Chandreyee 'We are Waltham' storytelling show $1,000
Lucci, Jessica Watch City Readers $250
MUSIC Dance.edu Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! a dance series $500
MUSIC Dance.edu I am Autistic I am Fantastic - The Musical $500
McDevitt Parent-Teacher Organization, Inc. McDevitt Multicultural Night $500
Metalwerx, Inc. Design, Create, Wear: Stamping on Metal $375
Nath, Anjali Khelna (Play) $350
Nelson, Sarah Jane Music for Waltham Fields Community Farm $450
Opportunities for Inclusion, Inc. Bringing Inspiration to Opportunities For Inclusion and Beyond $1,000
Powers Music School, Inc. Watch City Singers at Waltham Council on Aging $1,000
Radio Uganda Boston Boston Inc SUMMER SPLASH $1,000
Shalom-Kobii, Tal Shalom Women for Peace and Social Justice $1,000
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Inc. Recovering the Stories of Domestic Workers at Lyman Estate $1,000
The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts ArtReach: Mosesian Arts Storytime & Story Explorers Project $1,500
The Waltham Museum, Inc. Something Funny's Going on at the Waltham Museum $300
The Waltham Museum, Inc. Saturday Social Series $1,000
Thomas R. Plympton Elementary School Plympton School Multicultural Night $500
Thomas R. Plympton Elementary School Penguin Palooza! $500
Umbrell, Roz Aerospace & Rocketry Club Community Launch Event $400
Waltham Arts Council, Inc. Waltham Concerts on the Common $1,500
Waltham Boys & Girls Club See ME $1,500
Waltham Dual Language School All School Cultural Assembly $500
Waltham Historical Society, Inc. Waltham Historical Society's Edmund Sanderson Lecture Series $1,000
Waltham Land Trust, Inc. Eyes on Owls of the World $500
Waltham Mills Artist Association 2024 Waltham Open Studios $1,000
Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. Two Waltham Philharmonic Concerts including Pops with Student Soloist $1,150
Waltham Public Library Adult Programs $2,500
Waltham Public Library Children's Room Children's Programs at the Library $2,000
Waltham Public Library Teen Room WPL Teen Room Graffiti Camp 2024 $1,500
Waterman, Jon Live Music Making History Live $300
Westwater Weekes, Naomi The Reclamation Project: Honoring the Voices of People of Color in Folk Music $700
Yorick Ensemble Yorick Ensemble Presents: Gruesome Playground Injuries $250
York, Matt Matt York - Songs & Stories: Willie Nelson $500
Zaino, Nick 100 Years Of Boston Comedy $250


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