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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

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Application Information

FY25 Allocation


FY25 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

FY25 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

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Abarta, John J. The Patrick J. Touhey Memorial Weekend $300
Adamo, Alexandra Street Chalk Pop up with Alex Makes Art $250
Alive Dance Collective, LLC Storybook Movement Workshops with Alive Dance Collective at Watertown Free Public Library $250
Bereaud, Philip Alexander Sing, Play, Grow! Children’s Music Enrichment $250
City of Watertown Edible Plants 2024 $409
Cunniff Elementary School Cunniff Learning Support Life Skills Cafe $300
Dargon, William John Call for Art: 100 Years of Arshile Gorky $600
Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, Inc. Hub of the Musiverse 4: The Need for Empathy $300
Gore Place Society This is Gore Place! Field Trip $750
Haller, Evan Interactive Music Concert for Young Children and their families $300
Historical Society of Watertown "Town Crier" newsletters 2024 editions $250
Hosmer School Cultural Celebration Week $700
Hosmer School Hosmer School Garden Collaborative Mosaic Art $700
Kelly, Kaye SheGrooves; Using Our Voices for Positive Change $400
Liendo, Karina Bilingual Storytelling Fun Program $300
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $300
O'Riley, Jaclyn Fall Family Ceili $350
Polatin, David “Pioneering Women of Early Rock and Roll” $250
Schmidt, Rosemary Geodes & Journals Program $750
Seven Times Salt Seven Times Salt 2023--24 Concert Season $450
Shalom-Kobii, Tal Shalom Women for Peace and Social Justice $250
Sjostedt, Samuel John Berberian & Armadi Tsayn $500
Stage Ensemble Theatre Unit, Inc. The Age of Darkness $500
The Delvena Theatre Company Nun of This and Nun of That! $300
The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts ArtReach: Mosesian Arts Storytime and Story Explorers Project $800
Watertown Arts Market Watertown Arts Market $500
Watertown Boys' and Girls' Club, Inc. Teen Paint Nights $1,000
Watertown Cable Access Corp. Youth Film Summer Camp $1,000
Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment Watertown Indigenous History Tour $1,000
Watertown Community Gardens, Inc. Watertown Pollinator Pathways Garden Tour $350
Watertown Cooperative Nursery School, Inc. StoryFest 2024 $350
Watertown Cultural Council YES YOU CAN $200
Watertown Farmers' Market Live Music at the Watertown Farmers' Market $1,000
Watertown Free Public Library Beyond Our Experience, a Free Art Series for Teens $700
Watertown Free Public Library Communities in Common: Literacy and Arts for English Language Learning Caregivers and Their Children $592

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