NOoSPHERE is an artist-initiated, nonprofit venue for exhibits, performances and other public programming. With a special focus on Norwegian art ("No" is the Norwegian word for "new"), it invites a wide range of international artists to share their work with the New York City audience. NooSPHERE also collaborates with overseas galleries and organizations to create opportunities for New York artists internationally. Run on a shoestring budget by an all-volunteer crew, the gallery is on the Lower East Side, a fast-growing arts district.