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About P-LAR

Each artist will:

  • Attend in an opening retreat in New York City and a closing retreat in 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 maximum stipend of $5000 ($500/month) throughout the duration of the residency.


  • Additional funding to support the development of new or existing work.

For additional information or questions, please contact  Fernanda Ruiz

Meet The Artists

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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 retreats focus on healing, reflection, and mindfulness.


This year's inaugural destination retreat was located 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 enjoyed 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. 



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

The Pittsburgh Latinx Artist Residency (P-LAR) is supported in part by New Sun Rising's Collective Action for Re-imagining (CAR) Grants

Community Partners & Corporate Sponsors

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