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
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
FY23 Funding List
|AANE Artist Collaborative
||Help AANE Artists create and display Audio, Video, Multi-Media Art and Interactive Digital Art in their Watertown Gallery
||Let's Get Crafty! For Teens & Tweens with Alex Makes Art, LLC
||Armenian Museum of America, Inc.
||Watertown Day at AMA
||Bates III, Davis R.
||Raising Our Voices: A Summer Reading Performance
||Belmont World Film, Inc.
||Belmont World Film's 20th Family Festival
||Cunniff Elementary School
||Cunniff Multicultural Fair
||Flat Earth Theatre, Inc.
||Pinch Point: New Play Development and Staged Reading
||3 Interactive Music Concerts for Young Children and their families
||Historical Society of Watertown
||Project 1: A Historical Woman's Performance-Ruth Bader Ginsburg-“I Dissent"; Project 2: An Author's Talk-“Revolutionary Decisions."
||Hosmer School International Week 2023
||Pamela Means presents The Power of The Protest Song: Our Shared History and Present Day
||New Repertory Theatre, Inc.
||The Fatherhood Mixtape
||Indigenous Peoples Day and Cuisine Week: Community Education and Engagement
||A Celebration of Spring: Revels & Perkins School for the Blind
||Shalom-Kobii, Tal Shalom
||Women for Peace and Social Justice
||The Delvena Theatre Company
||Bon Appetit, Julia!
||The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts
||MCA’s WCT ASL Storytime & Interactive Creativity Workshop
||The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery
||Art in a Silent City: Mount Auburn’s 2022 Artists-in-Residence
||Town of Watertown
||Edible Watertown: Plants of Our Present
||Watertown Arts Market
||Watertown Arts Market 2023
||Watertown Cultural Council
||Hop to It
||Watertown Free Public Library
||Watertown Pride Extravaganza
||Watertown High School Robotics Team 2423
||Watertown High School Robotics Team
||Watertown Middle School
||WMS Clough Memorial
||Watertown Public Schools
||Watertown Orchestras Go To The Symphony
Review Complete LCC Program Guidelines