PSSST is founded on the principle of artists supporting artists.
PSSST is an artist-run nonprofit space that challenges discrete forms and disciplines. Work and worth are oriented towards ideas, experimentation, collaboration, conversation, and fellowship. PSSST invests in artists by valuing process over product and community over singular success. PSSST actively works with underrepresented artists—women, people of color, and LGBTQ-identified.
PSSST occupies a 5,000-square-foot warehouse located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Featuring a modular exhibition/performance space and four artist studios, the building is architecturally-tailored to meet both the practical considerations and philosophical needs of a diverse set of practices. PSSST presents exhibitions, performances, educational initiatives, workshops, sound-based events, video screenings, lectures and readings.
PSSST provides two residency opportunities: one dedicated to national and international artists (The Inter/National Residency Program) and one for artists currently residing in Los Angeles County (The Local Residency Program).