Collaborative Learning, Teaching And Artistic Experimentation In Urban Gardens

The Incubator is rooted in arts, education, and sustainability. As such the aim of the nonprofit is working with culture bearers and youth to grow gardens, green spaces, and environmentally focused public art that gives back to the community.

Mission Statement

Providing education, community outreach, and an Artist-in-Residence Program, the NOLA Artist Incubator is committed to building a creative network of makers for a more sustainable New Orleans.

We believe in the power of art to transform spaces.

Education and Community Outreach

The purpose of the NOLA Artist Incubator is to provide opportunities for artists and youth, in the areas of literacy, agricultural education, environmental art, green architecture, community gardening, and conservation in urban landscapes.

Delivering art programming at the Jazz and Heritage Festival through the Magical Mobile Art Cart
Budding Artists Program, New Orleans Public Library


Sustainable Environmental Art Delivery

The NOLA Artist Incubator offers S.E.A.D. programming, in which we work with schools and organizations delivering programming directly on site. Providing customizable project-based opportunities between students and collaborating artists, building artistically curated environmental mitigation installations.


The Galvez Garden offers Artist-in-Residency opportunities for creative experimentation and expression in the areas of environmental art, green architecture, and community gardening.

Southern artists with interests experimenting in green architecture, environmental art installations, or hosting workshops connecting art and nature are encouraged to apply for our residency program. Examples of projects include conducting a workshop for the community on site or creating nature inspired or environmentally focused artist installations at the garden.

The NOLA Artist Incubator is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible and donation receipts are available.

From our Blog
  • Growing Food for the Community: New Farm Stand Installed at the Galvez Garden

    Pleased to announce the new farm stand has been installed at the Galvez Garden! In anticipation of upcoming harvests, we recently added the farm stand for fresh produce to be shared with anyone and everyone who would like it. This morning we picked fresh spinach, lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, and peppers and added them to the…

  • Executive Director Starts Artist-in-Residency at the Louisiana Children’s Museum

    Executive Director, Lissie Stewart, started her Summer Artist-in-Residency at the Louisiana Children’s Museum to today. For the next two months she’ll be working at the Studio in the Park on the second floor of the museum. Her project, “How Does Your Garden Grow?” aims to work with children exploring themes in nature and also creating…

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