Watertown Cultural Council Hands Out $10,000 in Grants

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Twenty groups in and around Watertown received grants from the Watertown Cultural Council to support a variety of programs in the arts and beyond.

The WCC sent out the following announcement:

The Watertown Cultural Council is pleased to announce its grant recipients for fiscal year 2016, awarding over $10,000 in grants to 20 organizations to support music, art, and science programs serving audiences from families, preschoolers and K-12 students to adults and seniors.

FY2016 Grant Recipients:

Davis Bates & Roger Tincknell, Across the Americas: Song & Story Celebration

Belmont World Film Festival, 13th Family Festival

Patti Cassidy, Playwrights Reading Room

Cunniff Elementary School, Author in Residence program

Mark Chester, The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape

Delvena Theatre Company, Laugh with the Ladies

Ethnic Arts Center, Armenian Village Childlife Pantomime

Flat Earth Theatre, Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo

Friends of Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Walking Tour – A Glimpse Beyond

Gore Place, The Story Trail

Lowell Elementary School, Hands-on Science Night

New Rep Theatre, performances at the Perkins School and WHS

Powers Music School, A Musical Story Program at the WFPL

Pavoh Guitar, guitar lesson program at Watertown Boys & Girls Club

Revels, Inc., Twelfth Night

St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School field trip to Wheelock Family Theatre

Watertown Art Association, Artists Unleashed

Watertown Family Network, Awesome Authors

Watertown Free Public Library, Researching History of Your House

Watertown Middle School, Museum of Science traveling program to visit 8th grade

The Watertown Cultural Council (WCC) is one of 355 Local Cultural Council Programs statewide, funded in large part by the state through the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and part of the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, annually supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

The mission of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is “to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.”

The Watertown Cultural Council is comprised of volunteer residents with a strong interest in the arts and sciences and a fierce commitment to the cultural enrichment of the Watertown community. To learn more about the application process (It’s never too early to start thinking about your project!) or how to join the Council, please visit the Watertown Cultural Council website at watertownculturalcouncil.org.

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