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Norwood Cultural Council

The mission of the Norwood Cultural Council (NCC) is to promote excellence, access, and education in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for residents of Norwood. Comprised of committed volunteer residents, the NCC meets monthly with the purpose of supporting events and programs via grants from the Town of Norwood and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


566 Washington Street
Norwood, MA 02062-2298

Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

The Norwood Cultural Council gathered input from the community and developed funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the Norwood Cultural Council will give priority to:
Residents of Norwood with unique talents to run workshops to share their creative talents in arts and crafts

Creative programing for Seniors

Public and/or school programming that encourages sharing and understanding of Norwood’s cultural diversity and/or local history

Projects Focusing on Public Art

New applicants and/or for new projects and programming: like nature and science, extracurricular art classes for teens, adults

In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
– Free or low-cost entry for residents of Norwood
– Financial need of applicant
– Held within the town of Norwood and/or benefit residents of Norwood
– How well the program meets our local priorities
– Demonstrated planning and thorough completion of application

FY24 Local Guidelines

The Norwood Cultural Council strives to support: (1) Individuals and organizations from Norwood; (2) Individual artists working in Norwood; (3) Individual artists working in conjunction with the schools; and (4) New applicants with new projects and new ideas. Further, we urge individuals and organizations that are not locally based to work with a local partner to schedule events and to secure matching funds. Planning is a critical factor in our decision to award grants and local partnership demonstrates planning. Events scheduled with definite dates also demonstrates planning and a commitment to our community. Securing matching funds, especially when working with the schools, means that scarce funds can serve more people.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Direct Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Applefield, Janet Combating Hate and Prejudice $350
Baguma, Geoffrey Norwood Juneteenth 2023 $1,500
Cornelius M. Callahan School Len Cabral: Weaving Words Connecting Cultures $450
Cornelius M. Callahan School Mass Audubon: Natures Tales & Awesome Owls $1,150
Cornelius M. Callahan School Bamidele Dancers & Drummers $785
Easton Children's Museum, Inc. Finding Your Voice Through STEAM $300
Friends of Visual Arts Norwood, Inc. YardArt Norwood 2023 $500
George F. Willet School Wingmasters: The World of Owls $450
George F. Willet School Music with Sarah $500
George F. Willet School DinoMan! Science Series $450
George F. Willet School Len Cabral: Weaving Words Connecting Cultures $425
George F. Willet School Pumpernickel Puppets $650
Hart, Francis The “Me” Decade - A Cultural Review of the 1970s Through Music $350
John P. Oldham Elementary School PTO Birds of Prey $790
John P. Oldham Elementary School PTO Tanglewood Marionettes $825
John P. Oldham Elementary School PTO Maple Sugaring in the Classroom $700
MUSE, Inc. MUSE Incorporated - Musical Visits for Seniors $1,187
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $500
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic $580
Morrill Memorial Library Morrill Memorial Library 2023 Artist in Residence $2,400
Norwood Art Association, Inc. Workshops and classes $1,000
Norwood Conservation Commission Edible Landscapes workshop series $1,200
Norwood Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Early Childhood Fair $700
Norwood High School Parent Teacher Organization, Inc. Kulture x Norwood Public Schools $2,500
Parkway Concert Orchestra, Inc. Halloween at the Symphony $300
Saint Catherine of Siena School The Nutcracker $625
Saint Catherine of Siena School Mad Science Assemblies $445
Saint Catherine of Siena School Visit from New England Author, Matt Tavares $750
The Attleboro Museum, Inc. "High Art" Exhibition: Elemental $200
Thomas Balch Elementary School Jerry Pallotta Children's Book Author $1,800
Thomas Balch Elementary School Backtrack Vocals $1,000

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