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We’re The NOCCA Institute, 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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Want some great-looking NOCCA merchandise? We offer t-shirts, hoodies, and much, much more at For a deeper dive into what The NOCCA Institute does, download an issue of Aspirations, our annual newsletter.

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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!

Learn about us and get involved!

We're The NOCCA Institute, 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 Institute champions the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. We build philanthropic, lasting partnerships. We invest in young artists, their mentors and the community through programs that encourage educational and cultural innovation. HOW...
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Become A Friend Of NOCCA

For over 40 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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Join our mailing list

Want to stay up to date with notifications about parties, arts classes for adults, and other events? You’ve come to the right place!
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Latest news

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We’ve got TWO tasty king cakes for Carnival 2021

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER YOUR KING CAKE TODAY! The 2021 Carnival season may look a little different, but it will taste as sweet as ever!...
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Black lives matter

NOCCA and The NOCCA Institute stand in solidarity with everyone fighting against the injustices—large and small—faced by African Americans. As an institution, we know that...
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#GiveNOCCA Day is June 2

#GiveNOLA Day is June 2--and we hope that you'll make it a #GiveNOCCA Day! Click here to schedule your #GiveNOCCA Day gift for June 2!...
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Ellis Marsalis, one of NOCCA’s founding fathers, has died

Ellis Marsalis made a lifelong commitment to NOCCA. He started the school's Jazz program at a time when that sort of thing was very unusual....
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Contact us

Our staff are currently working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When we return to the office, our hours are typically Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. For the time being, however, the best way to reach us is to use this contact form:

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

The NOCCA Institute
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.