Watertown Cultural Council Seeks Grant Proposals for 2021-22, Application Accepted Starting in September

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The Watertown Cultural Council (WCC) seeks new grant proposals from organization, schools, and individuals who wish to provide arts, humanities and interpretive science programs for the Watertown community in 2021-22.

Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and interpretive science projects are due on the Mass Council website by October 15, 2021 at 11:59 EST. Application forms and more information are available online beginning September 1 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 application at watertownculturalcouncil.org.

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 2021-22 Grants The Watertown Cultural Council is committed to funding public programs that promote excellence, access, diversity and education in the Arts, Humanities and Interpretive Sciences. In addition, program priorities for 2021-22 include projects that: promote diversity, inclusion and accessibility in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences; support collaboration, cooperation, and growth among Watertown organizations; explore the social and cultural histories of Watertown; focus on climate change and the natural environment and encourage developing artists and students, especially those who have not applied for grants in the past.

The Watertown Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils 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, interpretive sciences, and humanities every year.

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