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We’re the NOCCA Foundation, NOCCA’s nonprofit support and advocacy partner. We provide programs that benefit NOCCA students, faculty, and the community.

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We host concerts, gallery exhibitions, readings, workshops, and some of New Orleans’ best parties. We also oversee rentals of the NOCCA campus for performances, conferences, reunions, weddings, and more!


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Subscribe to our email newsletter, and you’ll receive advance notice of concerts, gallery exhibitions, arts classes for adults, plus book, movie, and other recommendations from NOCCA faculty. Got other questions? Follow the link below to contact us!

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Want some great-looking NOCCA merchandise? We offer t-shirts, hoodies, and much, much more at For a deeper dive into what the NOCCA Foundation does, download an issue of Aspirations, our annual newsletter.

Learn about us and get involved!

We're the NOCCA Foundation (formerly The NOCCA Institute), and we're the nonprofit partner of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Support from people like you has helped make NOCCA one of America's top schools for young artists.

Our mission

The NOCCA Foundation champions the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. We build lasting partnerships. We invest in young artists, their mentors, alumni, and the community through programs that encourage educational excellence and artistic innovation....
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Become A Friend Of NOCCA

For nearly 50 years, supporters like you have been crucial to NOCCA’s success. Your contributions have funded Student Success programs for students; brought hundreds of visiting artists into NOCCA’s classrooms; helped connect students with life-changing programs...
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Latest news

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Home for the Holidays is back at the House of Blues on December 22, 2021!

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYSNew Orleans House of Blues December 22, 2021 Featuring performances by Irma Thomas, Trombone Shorty, Preservation Hall, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, Soul...
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Creative Class: Summer arts classes for grown-ups

The NOCCA Institute hostsCREATIVE CLASSA summer series of arts classes for grown-upsJune, July, and August 2021 Sign up today at! Join The NOCCA Institute...
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GiveNOLA Day is May 4, 2021!

Click here to schedule your GiveNOLA Day gift today! GiveNOLA Day is here again! We hope you'll show your support for Louisiana's young artists on...
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Support young artists at ART OF THE FEAST

Support New Orleans' young artists in person or at home! ART OF THE FEASTA night of music, food, wine, and art to support The NOCCA InstituteSaturday,...
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Contact us

Our office hours are typically Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, those hours may vary slightly, as some of our staff continue to work remotely. For the time being, the best way to reach us is by using this contact form:

    If you’d like to send us physical mail, please send it to the following address:

    NOCCA Foundation
    2800 Chartres Street
    New Orleans, LA 70117
    504 940 2900

    If you’d like more information about the school — including enrollment information and audition requirements — please visit, or call 504 940 ARTS.