Culture Type: Black Radical Women: This Spring, Several Group Shows Bring Together Works by African American Female Artists

Full list by Victoria L. Valentine

Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (BWAforBLM) is taking over Project Row Houses in Houston’s Third Ward. The artist collective is programming seven art houses, creating spaces for dialogue to raise issues that impact the lives and movement of black people. Through performances, site-specific installations, objects, and multimedia, black women artists are providing a platform for sharing the experiences of black people and shining a light on racial injustice. Choosing activism as a response to racism, BWAforBLM was first organized during Simone Leigh‘s 2016 residency and exhibition at the New Museum in New York.

Houston Chronicle: Save arts funding

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Houston's vibrant arts scene is among the top reasons people commit to and love our city, and our city has much to lose from cuts in arts-based funding. These cuts will fall hardest on poor and minority communities, who benefit from subsidized programs that broaden access to arts programming.

Project Row Houses, which has helped revitalize the Third Ward community, expects to receive a combined $67,000 from the NEA and the NEH this year. The nonprofit organization is right now in the middle of a unique collaboration to help a significant portion of the Third Ward gain access to better amenities without pricing out residents.

In addition to art spaces, the organization provides housing for young mothers, tutoring and educational support, a community market, a food co-op and the historic Eldorado Ballroom and Dupree Park, which is located across the street from Project Row Houses.