FAQs

1. What is the NSAS?

The Norwell Scholastic Arts Society (NSAS)  is a volunteer organization founded in 2009 that promotes arts education in Norwell Public Schools through teacher grants, curriculum enhancements and most importantly student scholarships. These scholarships are awarded for excellence in the arts, music and theatre as well as providing opportunities for our students who might not otherwise have access to lessons and competitions. NSAS incorporated in 2012.

2. Who are its members?

The NSAS is made up of parents and family members of Norwell students, alumni, as well as local community members, and is advised by the arts faculty and administrative staff at all four Norwell Public Schools.  Primary contacts for the NSAS for the 2018-2019 school year can be reached through the NSAS email at info@norwellarts.org. The Steering Committee for 2018-2019 are:

Sonia Anderson, Treasurer

Cheryl Bedford

Jane Cafferty

Christine Hudanich, Strategic Partnerships, Awards and Scholarships

3. How do you raise funds?

Our primary means of fundraising is through an annual “Play●bill” we produce for all NPS performances and arts events. The Play●bill has standard copy and features sponsorship from local businesses as well as individual friends and patrons of the arts. It is professionally designed and produced to better publicize our benefactors. The Play●bill is distributed at over 30 NPS cultural events each year. It is a wonderful resource for our community.

4. What are the funds used for? What does the NSAS do in our community?

Funds raised through the Play●bill are made available to art, music, theatre  and creative writing teachers in grades K-12 to support special events, equipment and much more. In 2018, for example, funds were used to purchase a new bari saxophone for the NHS Jazz Ensemble, a new pottery wheel for the art department,  display cases for the NHS Community Room, and costumes and set designs for the NMS musical production. More recently, NSAS provided performance space at the Laura Center for the Arts and a record breaking year of arts awards and scholarships.

5. How do you build awareness of events?

We have a membership list to share information about upcoming  events and meetings through social media and email. In addition to articles and announcements in the Norwell Mariner, we have a group of dedicated members who post notices around Norwell and at arts-related facilities in local towns promoting the upcoming events. We invite you to join now!

Click here for membership registration and sponsorship options.

6. Who can join the NSAS?

Anyone with a love of the arts and a willingness to help is welcome to join.

7. How can I join the NSAS?

To join, simply contact info@norwellarts.org

8. How can I help?

YOU CAN HELP by joining the NSAS, sponsoring the 2018-2019 Play●bill, volunteering at arts events and promoting upcoming arts events to your friends, family, and colleagues. Everyone benefits when our wonderful arts events are well attended.