The NOCCA Institute - The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute
- Arts & Culture
- Event Space/Event Venue
- Community & Civic Organizations
- Hands on Art
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.
WHAT WE DO
Founded in 1973, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is Louisiana’s arts conservatory for high school students. NOCCA offers intensive instruction in Classical Music, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Jazz, Media Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, and academics. Students come from across Louisiana, attending via full-day, afternoon, and after-school sessions. Admission to NOCCA is by audition, and there is no tuition.
The NOCCA Institute is NOCCA’s nonprofit partner, providing supplemental funding for NOCCA and advocacy for its world-class program. Some of the Institute’s more notable endeavors include: a comprehensive Financial Aid Program that pays for students’ classroom supplies as well as fees associated with important summer training programs across the country; an Artists-in-Residence Program that brings more than 100 professional visiting artists into NOCCA’s classrooms each year; the capital campaign for NOCCA’s current home and expansion projects along the Press Street corridor, including Press Street Gardens; a wide array of arts classes for adults; and concert, gallery, and literary events for the community. The Institute also oversees rentals of the NOCCA campus, making it available to arts organizations, individuals, corporations, and other groups.
- Our Financial Aid program helps students pay for crucial supplies like paints and ballet shoes.
- Our Financial Aid program also helps students pay for tuition at summer programs across the country.
- Our Artists-in-Residence program brings 100+ artists into NOCCA's classrooms every year.
- Our concert, gallery, and literary series allow visiting artists to share their work with the public.
- We oversee venue rentals, making NOCCA's campus available to organizations and individuals of all kinds.