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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

FY24 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Applefield, Janet Combating Hate and Prejudice $350
Baguma, Geoffrey 2024 NORWOOD JUNETEENTH $1,600
Bassett, Lynda Art Journaling for Beginners $500
Charles J. Prescott Elementary School Len Cabral, Storyteller $900
Charles J. Prescott Elementary School Backtrack Vocals $480
Charles J. Prescott Elementary School Jerry Pallotta, Chilren's Author $1,152
Cornelius M. Callahan School Billy B - Weather, Climate, Let’s Define It! $830
Cornelius M. Callahan School Top Secret Science & Math - Family STEM Night $300
Dworkin, Motoko Tales & Origami for Teens $600
Easton Children's Museum, Inc. Waves, Sound, and Light $300
Friends of Visual Arts Norwood, Inc. YardArt 2024 $300
George F. Willet School Wingmasters: The World of Owls $450
George F. Willet School Pumpernickel Puppets $500
George F. Willet School Music with Sarah $500
George F. Willet School Musical Mathematics $700
George F. Willet School The Wampanoag Way $1,300
Grass Roots Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Inc Listen Local $600
MUSE, Inc. Musical Visits for Seniors $750
MUSIC Hip Hop Chair Dance for Seniors! $500
MUSIC I am Autistic I am Fantastic - The Musical $580
Morrill Memorial Library Morrill Memorial Library Artist-in-Residence $2,100
Norwood Conservation Commission Norwood Seed Library $850
Norwood Historical Society Story Time, Crafts, & Snacks $250
Opetubo, Bosede For Sanity's Sake: A Creativity Workshop for Moms & Caregivers $1,000
Riverside Community Care, Inc. Reducing the Stigma through Art and Resources $440
Saint Catherine of Siena School "The MAGIC of Books" $750
Sanchez, Laura Adaptive Flamenco Dance Experience! $1,300
The Attleboro Museum, Inc. High Art Exhibition: "Distortions" $200
Thomas Balch Elementary School Sinha Capoeira $1,000
Thomas Balch Elementary School Traveling Lantern $990
marypaz, marypaz Art! $1,050

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