The NOCCA Institute - The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute
- Arts & Culture
The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) was founded in 1973 and opened its doors to students in 1974. Today, NOCCA is Louisiana’s arts conservatory for high school students, offering 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 Student Success 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 Student Success program helps students pay for crucial supplies like paints and ballet shoes.
- -Our Student Success 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.
Whom to Contact
- Mr. Ayman JaberDirector of Finance and OperationsPhone: (504) 940-2917Fax: (504) 940-2870
- Richard ReadDirector of Communications and Public ProgramsPhone: (504) 940-2808