Needham Cultural Council

Needham Town Hall
Needham, MA 02492

Date Posted:
August 08, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Call to Artists


The Needham Cultural Council (NCC), on behalf of the Town of Needham, MA, is calling for proposals for its Art Box Project. The Council has embarked on a program to fund and produce artist designs for utility boxes in prominent areas around town. The project is meant to express the artistic and cultural identity of the people of Needham. Selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium for producing a design for vinyl wrapping of a utility box. Our community values art and artistic expression. The Art Boxes are intended to share our vision and passion for art in our community.


Applicants should be local to Needham and have a connection to the community (past resident, current resident, employed, etc.). Community organizations, individuals, or collaborations are welcome to submit up to two (2) proposed design submissions. Eligible applications must include a complete application (Forms A-E) including the following elements:

Artist Application Form, Work History, Past Work Samples, Proposed Design Description, Proposed Design provided in a template, Location Designation Request Form (optional).

How To Apply:
To participate, please complete the online form located here: by 5pm on August 30, 2019. The Needham Cultural Council Art Box Committee will review the proposals and notify artists of their decision by September 30th, 2019.
Apply by:
August 30, 2019
$500 Honorarium
About this Organization:

The Needham Cultural Council (NCC) is a group of Needham residents whose purpose is to support community-based projects and activities in the performing and visual arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to benefit the residents of Needham. We are appointed by the Select Board to dispense public funding allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency, and are responsible for informing the public about the availability of public funding (grants) for cultural projects and for reviewing and approving applications. The budget of the MCC is determined annually by the state legislature.  We also facilitate communication among the many cultural organizations in the Needham community.