Watertown Cultural Council Awards Over $16,000 in Grants to Local Organizations

Watertown – The Massachusetts Cultural Council and Lois Pond, chair of the Watertown Cultural Council, have announced the award of 35 grants totaling $16,430, for cultural programs in Watertown.

Grant recipients include Edible Watertown, Watertown Arts Market, Watertown Indigenous History Tour, and Live Music at the Watertown Farmers Market. A complete list of recipients can be found here at https://www.watertownculturalcouncil.org/

The Watertown Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Council (LCCs) serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences, and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by a board of municipally appointed volunteers. The members of the Watertown Cultural Council are: Barbara Epstein, Monica Fairbairn, John Howard Foote, Inés Romero, Nick Haddad, Bredt Handy, Maria Eugenia Mayobre, Phyllis Perrone, Lois Pond, Janice Provencher, Nicollette Reiss, Roberta Rosenberg, Erin Webb, Sally Young.

The Watertown Cultural Council will seek applications again in the fall. For guidelines and complete information on the Watertown Cultural Council website https://www.watertownculturalcouncil.org/

Contact Lois Pond, WCC Chair at 617-686-1825 and [email protected]. Applications and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.massculturalcouncil.org. Applications for 2025 are due in October 2024.

This year’s grants are:
The Patrick J. Touhey Memorial -Celebration at Canadian American Club
Street Chalk Pop up with Alex Makes Art
Storybook Movement Workshops with Alive Dance collective -WFPL
Sing Play Grow! Children’s Music Enrichment -Watertown Creative Start
Edible Plants 2024
Cunniff Learning Support Life Skills Café -Cunniff School
Call for Art: 100 years Arshile Gorky -Grove St underpass on the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway
Hub of the Musiverse 4: The Need for Empathy – First Parish Church Gore Place Field Trip
Interactive Music Concert Young Children and Families -WFPL
“Town Crier” Newsletters 2024
Cultural Celebration Week – Hosmer Elementary School
Hosmer School Garden Collaborative Mosaic Art
SheGrooves; Using Our Voices for Positive Change – Mosesian Center for the Arts
Bilingual Storytelling Fun – Watertown Senior Center
Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors -Residence at Watertown Square & Brigham Manor Nursing Home
Fall Family Cieili -Community Dance Party at AOH Hall, Watertown
Pioneering Women of Early Rock and Roll – Watertown Senior Center
Geodes & Journals Program -Watertown Boys and Girls Club
Seven Times Salt 2023-24 Concert Season -Church of the Good Shepherd
Women For Peace and Social Justice -Women in World Jazz concert -Hosmer School
John Berbarian & Armadi Tsayn -Concert at Mosesian Center for the Arts
The Age of Darkness -Play at Mosesian Center for the Arts
Nun of This and Nun of That -Watertown Senior Center
ArtReach: Mosesian Arts Storytime and Story Explorers Project
Watertown Arts Market
Teen Paint Nights -Watertown Boys and Girls Club
Youth Film Summer Camp -Watertown Cable Access Corp.
Watertown Indigenous History Tour
Watertown Pollinator Garden Tour
Storyfest 2024 -Watertown Cooperative Nursery School
YES YOU CAN! -Crafts at the Watertown Senior Center
Live Music at the Watertown Farmers Market -Saltonstall Park
Beyond our Experience, a free art series for Teens -WFPL
Communities in Common: Literacy and Arts for ESL caregivers and their children -WFPL



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