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“When I am no longer present, may my efforts and my work be a cry standing the test of time, heard by others, instilling in them a sense of creation and liberty: that will be my legacy!”
-Heriberto Nieves, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, 1998.

About Us

The Heriberto Nieves Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit entity created under the Corporations Law of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and is duly registered in the Department of State.


The “Heriberto Nieves Foundation Inc.” is created to direct and develop the creativity of emerging Puerto Rican artists, with the purpose of exalting the value of human beings through education and art practices. We also support, encourage, and sponsor opportunities for children and emerging artists. At an educational level, our objective is that emerging artists complete their university degrees in visual arts. This is so they can be integrated into higher-level international art scenarios and further develop their entrepreneurial businesses as artists.


This Foundation will sponsor international scenarios for the artist to expose his artwork and continue development in cultural and life-long experiences in the art world.


Educate and inspire emerging, Puerto Rican artists to reach their full potential in their creative work, International vision & relations to become a successful fine art professional


Support emerging artists to pursue their passion and turn it into a successful career.

Our Services




We identify children with extraordinary skills and talent in the arts to promote their development and basic academic education in this artistic field.


- Workshops

- Motivational lectures

- Meet established Puerto Rican fine art artists and their techniques.

- The importance of college studies in fine arts.



- Multicultural Experience -

For emerging artists seeking to enhance their artistic skills and broaden their horizons. "Heriberto Nieves Art Workshop Internship" offers the chance to work in international art studios, providing exposure to innovative visual concepts and avant-garde artistic practices. Participants can expand their artistic abilities and engage with artists from diverse backgrounds and cultures.



 - Raising an artist -

Inspired by Heriberto Nieves's mom, "Kikín," we provide guidance and share best practices with parents of children with artistic skills and talents in the arts.



- Fine Art as a successful profession.

- International art affairs.

- The artist as an ambassador for his country and inspiration for others.

- Share support systems and development centers specialized in art.

Meet the Team

Heriberto Nieves, Ph.D.

Founder and President of the Board

[Resident artist of La Cité Internationale des Arts]


Rodolfo Lugo Ferrer, Ph.D

Board Member Secretary

[Artist Biographer - Writer - Professor, University of Puerto Rico]


Ely C. Reyes

Board Member – First Vice President

[Personal Assistant of Heriberto Nieves and Hospitality Professional for    

International Brand Hotels]

Migdalia Barreto, Ph.D

Board Member – Second Vice President

[University Professor of Puerto Rico & French Liason]


Gustavo Fuentes

Board Member – Tresurer

[University Professor of Puerto Rico & French Liason]

José Díaz González


[Professional Accountant]

Marcos Daniel Cruz Vicéns


[Industrial Designer & Sculptor]


Vanessa Rodríguez

Fundraiser Advisor

[Former Vice-president of Citibank Puerto Rico]


Lawrence Ramírez

Proposal & Grants Advisor

[Corporate Accountant & Former Puerto Rico Department of Justice Proposal & Grant Auditor]


Lcdo. Ed de Jesus & Lcdo. William Ceinos

Legal Advisors

[Professional Lawyer & Art Collector]

Miguel Quiñones, R.N.A.

Community Health Care Advisor

[Investor & former registered nurse]

LOGO Cite Int. Des Arts

Heriberto Nieves, Resident Artist since 1997,

selected by the Cité Internationale des Arts committee


PO Box 3527, Vega Alta, PR, 00692-3527

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