Organizations, Schools, and Residents Invited to Apply for Cultural Grants

The following press release was provided by the Watertown Cultural Council

Watertown – The Watertown Cultural Council (WCC) seeks new grant proposals from organizations,  schools, and individuals who wish to provide arts, humanities and interpretive science  programs for the Watertown community in 2023-24. Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and interpretive science projects are due October 17, 2023 at 11:59 EST.

Application forms and more information are available online beginning September 1st at www.massculturalcouncil.org. For additional WCC guidelines, priorities and complete information on past Watertown Cultural Council grantees, contact the WCC or go to  Grants at our website, www.watertowncultural.org. Questions? Contact us at [email protected]. The WCC supports both in-person and virtual  programming in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences for the Watertown  community — including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or  performances in schools, workshops, and lectures. 

Priorities for 2023-24 Grants  

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. 

• 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 



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