NORWICH – The Chenango County Council of the Arts will allocate $54,500 in cultural funding to 37 non-profit organizations on Thursday. The allocations are made through the Broome & Chenango Decentralization (DEC) Grant Program through the New York State Council on the Arts. Two artists will also receive $4,500 through the Individual Artist (IA) Grant Program. In addition to this, a presentation of the Russell J. Perlman Award of Excellence will be made to the Monday Evening Musical Club for proposing the “Most Outstanding Project” in Chenango County for 2009. The awards ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Martin W. Kappel Theater, 27 West Main St. The public is invited to attend.