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About P-LAR



  • Attend an opening retreat in Philadelphia, PA and a closing retreat in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico with sessions in: Artistry; Health & Well-being; Financial Advising; Strategic planning; Grant Writing, and Curriculum & Instruction.

  • Receive support from a team of mentors in their discipline including feedback and input on development of projects.

  • Attend sessions with nationally recognized artists in topics related to Artist Development, Health and Well-being, and Strategic Planning.​​​

  • Receive marketing and branding support.


  • Receive a  stipend of $5000 ($500/month) throughout the duration of the residency.


  • Receive $2,500 in additional funding to support the development of new or existing work.

For additional information or questions, please contact Fernanda Ruiz.

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Health & Wellness Retreat

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P-LAR provides artists with a space for community building and self-care. 

Our health & wellness retreats take place at Casa Alternavida in Río Grande, Puerto Rico. Highlighted by guided nature adventures, organic meals, and sessions with local and national creatives, our artists and P-LAR staff enjoy five days of rest and resetting


you do not have to be a fire for every mountain blocking you. you could be water and soft river your way to freedom too.
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From the waterfalls of El Yunque to Río Grande de Loíza, our health & wellness retreat was centered on the theme "returning to the waters" with an emphasis on cleansing, renewal, and reconnecting with our ancestors. 

2023-2024 Cohort

Your contribution enables P-LAR to continue supporting Latinx artists in Allegheny County.

Community Partners & Corporate Sponsors

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