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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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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 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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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 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 artistsĀ into NOCCA’s classrooms; helped connect students with life-changing programs...
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Join our mailing list

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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:

    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.