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Watertown Cultural Council

The Watertown Cultural Council (WCC), in alignment with the Mass Cultural Council (MCC), is committed to funding public programs that promote excellence, accessibility, diversity, and learning in the arts, humanities, and sciences for all members of the Watertown community. The WCC mission, like that of the MCC is to “advance the Commonwealth’s creative and cultural sector by celebrating traditions and talents, championing its collective needs, and equitably investing public resources.” The WCC seeks high-quality programming that will occur in Watertown for the benefit of Watertown residents.


Lois Pond, Chair

149 Main St
Watertown, MA 02472-4410

Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

This year the WCC priorities will accomplish the following:
– Advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the arts, humanities, and sciences
– Promote community-wide gatherings through, but not limited to, festivals, concerts, plays, and exhibitions
– Enable programs for artists and students of all ages through educational opportunities
– Focus on programs that interpret the natural environment, sciences, and environmental issues
– Explore social and cultural histories of Watertown through community events and storytelling projects
– Support collaboration, cooperation, and growth among Watertown organizations

FY24 Local Guidelines

Although grantees do not need to reside in Watertown, all projects and programs should take place within Watertown or benefit Watertown residents.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
AANE Artist Collaborative Help AANE Artists create and display Audio, Video, Multi-Media Art and Interactive Digital Art in their Watertown Gallery $250
Adamo, Alexandra Let's Get Crafty! For Teens & Tweens with Alex Makes Art, LLC $500
Armenian Museum of America, Inc. Watertown Day at AMA $140
Bates III, Davis R. Raising Our Voices: A Summer Reading Performance $250
Belmont World Film, Inc. Belmont World Film's 20th Family Festival $500
Cunniff Elementary School Cunniff Multicultural Fair $500
Flat Earth Theatre, Inc. Pinch Point: New Play Development and Staged Reading $600
Haller, Evan 3 Interactive Music Concerts for Young Children and their families $300
Historical Society of Watertown Project 1: A Historical Woman's Performance-Ruth Bader Ginsburg-“I Dissent"; Project 2: An Author's Talk-“Revolutionary Decisions." $720
Hosmer School Hosmer School International Week 2023 $500
Means, Pamela Pamela Means presents The Power of The Protest Song: Our Shared History and Present Day $500
New Repertory Theatre, Inc. The Fatherhood Mixtape $1,000
Pigsgusset Initiative Indigenous Peoples Day and Cuisine Week: Community Education and Engagement $500
Revels, Inc. A Celebration of Spring: Revels & Perkins School for the Blind $350
Schmidt, Rosemary Geode Program $750
Shalom-Kobii, Tal Shalom Women for Peace and Social Justice $500
The Delvena Theatre Company Bon Appetit, Julia! $300
The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts MCA’s WCT ASL Storytime & Interactive Creativity Workshop $750
The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery Art in a Silent City: Mount Auburn’s 2022 Artists-in-Residence $600
Town of Watertown Edible Watertown: Plants of Our Present $500
Watertown Arts Market Watertown Arts Market 2023 $750
Watertown Cultural Council Hop to It $200
Watertown Free Public Library Watertown Pride Extravaganza $750
Watertown High School Robotics Team 2423 Watertown High School Robotics Team $300
Watertown Middle School WMS Clough Memorial $800
Watertown Public Schools Watertown Orchestras Go To The Symphony $500

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Mass Cultural Council publishes any updates as they become available. Last update was made on September 29, 2023 at 12:01 PM UTC
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