The NOTO organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit that serves to support and advocate for the NOTO Arts and Entertainment District.

Vision Statement

Become the region’s premier arts and entertainment destination.

Mission Statement

The NOTO Arts & Entertainment District cultivates art and experiences that inspire opportunity, enhance economic vitality, and improve the overall quality of life througout Topeka and the surrounding area. 

Core Values

Leadership — Our actions support holistic purpose to enhance the social and economic development of the district and community.

Integrity — We value the open, honest, and regular exchange of information and ideas. Others can count on us to be honest in our transactions, dependable in our commitments, transparent in our decisions, and accountable to our mission.

Stewardship — We strive to be responsible in our utilization of human and financial resources.

Adaptability — We strive to be flexible to meet the ever changing needs of individuals and environments; to embrace the constant of change as an opportunity for growth.

InclusionWe seek to create a welcoming community that embraces unique perspectives, and value all who have a stake in the district.

Authenticity — We value the dynamism of a district characterized by art, craftsmanship, and history; we are eclectic, unique, distinctive.

Land Acknowledgement

The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District organization acknowledges that the land on which the District exists carries the rich history and connections of the Indigenous peoples who have stewarded this land throughout the ages. We recognize that NOTO rests within the traditional territory of the Kaw, Osage, and other Indigenous nations. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and extend our gratitude for their enduring care and custodianship of this land. We recognize the ongoing presence and resilience of Native peoples in this region and acknowledge the need to engage in ongoing efforts towards reconciliation and understanding of our relationships with the land and its original inhabitants.

May this land acknowledgment serve as a starting point for honoring Native American peoples and their contributions, both past and present. We commit ourselves to listen, learn, and work towards fostering a future of mutual respect, collaboration, and justice in our interactions.

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