NICOLA (New International Company of Live Arts)
NICOLA stands for New International Company of Live Arts, and was originally born out of a desire to bring the arts and young people together. NICOLA is ‘New’ because it was started from scratch, without predecessor organisations. It is ‘International’ because it brings together people of different origins, while facilitating collaborations between artists and participants based in different countries. ‘Live’ denotes energy and impact of the various ‘Arts’ NICOLA works with. The non-for-profit ‘Company’ itself is still very young, having only been set up in February 2008 by a group of young people and professionals. In August 2012, since its huge developments, NICOLA has moved from a volunteer group to a registered Charity.