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About the Newton Cultural Alliance

The Newton Cultural Alliance (NCA) is a consortium of nonprofit arts & culture organizations dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and sustaining art & culture in Newton, MA. NCA was incorporated in 2009 by a group of arts & culture nonprofits who sought to actively promote concepts and ideas of arts & culture in the City of Newton. NCA was designed as a resource for the entire community, to inspire, educate, and bring together audiences and artists in celebration of arts and culture. To this end, NCA assists and supports nonprofit organizations who are dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and sustaining arts & culture within the city. At its best, NCA, with its more than 30 member organizations, is the voice of arts & culture in Newton and a catalyst for civic engagement and partnerships, bringing culture and community together. Collectively, NCA members reach an estimated 60,000 patrons annually with their programs, concerts, performances, festivals, art installations, classes, and workshops.

In 2012, NCA purchased the Nathaniel Allen House, a Newton landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, and began the careful process of planning for its future as a dynamic cultural center. Once complete in 2020, the Nathaniel Allen House will be a center for a broad range of innovative arts exploration across disciplines, including theatre performances; concerts and recitals; and art exhibits; as well as a community space for educational and after-school programs; lectures, classes, workshops and demonstrations; and private parties and events.

Our mission is...

Advocacy and Awareness

Build awareness of citywide cultural opportunities via a comprehensive calendar, weekly blog, bi-monthly newsletter, and visible social media presence.

Economic Development

Bring economic opportunity to the City of Newton through cultural tourism and the building of arts and cultural partnerships with the business community.

Collaborative Facilities

Develop collaborative cultural facilities for small nonprofit organizations and the community. Part of this effort is to ensure the permanence and vitality of the historic Nathaniel Allen House in West Newton and provide a year-round community space for a range of events and programs.

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