Monday, February 21, 2022

Watertown Cultural Council Announces New Grants for 2022


NEWS in Watertown: 

For more info about the Book Launch, Talk and Giveaway March 20th, scroll down, or go back to the Feb 2022 post:

February News Release - Watertown Cultural Council:

The Watertown Cultural Council is pleased to announce its grant recipients for the fiscal year 2022. The Council awarded 20 grants totally over $14,000 an increase of over $2,000 from last year. The grants will support arts, humanities and public science and technology projects throughout Watertown. The funding for these grants is provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.   And, for the first time, the Watertown Cultural Council will support a Council project, Yard Art. The programs serve Watertown adult audiences as well as families, older adults, preschoolers and K-12 students.

Grantees for 2022 Include the Following:

Arts Access Programming at the Mosesian Center for the Arts

Art Saint Hope Art Exhibit

Belmont World Film’s 19th Annual Family Film Festival

Dancing Feet’s Free Children’s Dancing Classes

Dinosaur Annex’s Performance of Hub of the Musiverse: Sonic Migrations

Geode Program at the Watertown Boys and Girls Club

Gore Place’s Neighborhood Nature Walks

Hosmer School’s International Week

Hip Hop Dance for Seniors

Irish Music Performance, Patrick J. Touhey Memorial Concert

Local Armenian Community Map

Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Program on “The Art of Living Together”

Pigsgusset Initiative’s Performance of “Listen to Sipu”

Recovery City Production

Revels and Perkins School for the Blind’s Performance of “Celebration of Spring”

Watertown Arts Market

Watertown Saltonstall Park Concerts 2022

Woman in the Mirror Production

Women in World Jazz, Watertown Public School

Yard Art

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, humanities, and sciences.

To learn more about the application process or how to join the Council, please visit the Watertown Cultural Council website at


 A lot of great arts & culture things coming this year in Watertown!

Thanks to both the Watertown Cultural Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council.

For more information about the Geode Program, check out my December 2021 blog, Some of My Favorite Things, about how the idea of the geode program came to me after last August’s Arts Market.

Book Launch, Talk & Giveaway

Also, mark your calendars, Book Launch, Talk, and Giveaway coming up on Sunday, March 20th at 3:00 PM, to coincide w/ International World Happiness Day and the first day of spring. 

The talk will be held virtually via EventBrite/Zoom, and so anyone can attend from anywhere, free for all, but do register here:

For more info, visit the Feb 2022 blog:

Books will be available at the following locations for free, compliments of Gainline Press:

    Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA

    Craft Beer Cellar, 87 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA

    O'Some Cafe, 100 Main Street, Watertown, MA

If you’re a local business and want to get in on the giveaway, please feel free to reach out through the contact form in the blog.

To quote Flora Cash, “what does it take to be happy, what does it take to be satisfied…”

Aside from a good book, a good friend, and a good cup of coffee.

Spring and snow squalls, brighter days must lie ahead.

© 2022 Rosemary A. Schmidt

Rose Schmidt is the author of The Happy Clam (Gainline Press, 2020), and Go Forward, Support! The Rugby of Life (Gainline Press, 2004). The views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the views of any other agency or organization. Use of individual quotes with proper citation and attribution, within the limits of fair use, is permitted. If you would like to request permission to use or reprint any of the content on the site, please contact me. Twitter: Rosebud@GainlineRS


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