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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

Joining our mailing list is an easy way to stay up-to-date with all the goings-on at NOCCA. You’ll receive our monthly e-newsletter, plus occasional emails about special events, like concerts, gallery exhibitions, readings, and of...
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Latest news

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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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Bad news and good news
The party may be off, but the auction and raffle are still on! Click here to place your bids before Sunday, March 22, at 6pm!...
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ART&SOUL 2020 is Saturday, March 21 at NOCCA
The NOCCA Institute's annual ART&SOUL gala takes place Saturday, March 21, 2020--and this year, NOCCA's talented alumni and students will make the evening sparkle! The...
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December 6: Preservation All Stars kick off NOCCA’s 50th anniversary celebration
On Friday, December 6, the countdown to the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) kicks off with a very special concert by the Preservation...
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Contact us

Our office is typically open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. If you know the staff member you’d like to reach, you can find their extension and email on our staff directory. For general inquiries, please mail or call us at:

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.