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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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We're the NOCCA Foundation, 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

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...
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Join the NOCCA Circle

As NOCCA turns 50 during the 2023-24 school year, we hope you’ll join the NOCCA Circle by making a donation to the NOCCA Foundation. Your gift will support a wide range of programs for NOCCA...
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Latest news

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Home for the Holidays 2023

Irma Thomas, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Preservation Hall, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, Cimafunk, and more perform at HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Wednesday, December 20, 2023...
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Creative Class: Summer 2023

Arts classes for grown-ups in the NOCCA Foundation's summer 2023 Creative Class series Summer is here, and so are great arts classes for adults, hosted...
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King Cake Season 2023!

Apple Goat Cheese and Raspberry Cream Cheese King Cakes Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free King Cake King Cake Icing Carnival season is just around the corner, and so...
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Home for the Holidays 2022 is December 21 at House of Blues

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Wednesday, December 21, 2022  *  6:30pm - untilHouse of Blues New Orleans * 225 Decatur StreetPresented by the NOCCA Foundation, the...
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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.