The NOASS art centre is an artist-run organisation with an operating history dating back over 20 years. The organization was founded in 1998 and in 2005 the arts centre was awarded the status of a public benefit organisation. Among Latvia’s non-governmental cultural organisations, NOASS has one of the richest tradition-based histories. NOASS’s interests include visual art, literature, contemporary dance, theatre, sound art, moving image (video) and art projects in the urban environment. NOASS’s goal is to support and promote the development of visual art.