Block Chronicles in collaboration with Casa San Jose are launching the Pittsburgh Latinx Artist Residency (PLAR) program; a 10-month opportunity for emerging Latinx artists in Allegheny County, who will receive support in career development and sustainability.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Reside in Allegheny County.

  • Identify as Latinx.

Five artists working across any discipline will be selected to participate in the residency, which will begin October 1, 2021 and end July 31, 2022.  The following opportunities will be included in the artist residency program: 

  • Participate in an opening retreat in an area within driving distance of Allegheny County 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 your discipline including feedback and input on development of projects

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

  • Curate art installations for Casa San Jose’s 2022 Annual Robert Clemente Day Celebration.

  • Work with young learners (K-12) for 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month 

  • Individual artist talks hosted by university and art-based organizations

  • Profiled in an individual webisode of Block Chronicles

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

  • Receive additional funding to support the development of new work

For additional information or questions, please contact Andrea




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

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

Community Partners & Corporate Sponsors

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