Vendor Opportunity: Round 47 Opening + Free Market Square

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Be a Vendor at
Free Market Square 

Saturday, October 14, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Setup: 1:45-2:45)
$40/Artists | $50/Food | $0/Non-profit Info.

PRH has partnered with Free Market Square to highlight entrepreneurs and performers throughout the year and host the Community Market in conjunction with the opening of Round 47. Free Market Square adds to the strength, vibrancy and self-determination of historical Third Ward with this free, family-friendly event. Local vendors, art activities for children and adults, and performances by established and up and coming performers in music and dance reignite the historical legacy of Third Ward. 

This market is focused on the sale of goods that are hand-made, customized, or fair-trade. 

The Daily Cougar: The morality of gentrification and the future of the Third Ward

Full article by Mia Valdez

Currently, with the collective efforts of community leaders at Project Row Houses, state representative Garnet Coleman, UH service groups and the OST/Almeda Corridors Redevelopment Authority, the Third Ward’s future may be an ideal one, wherein its residents’ accommodations meet the standards deserved by their legacy of freedom.

The Corridors Redevelopment Authority purchases land in the interest of revitalizing neighborhoods that are at risk of being gentrified. Rather than updating the area and leaving the previous residents out to dry, this organization makes repairs and spurs economic growth in the neighborhoods without obscuring or erasing the identity of the people who live there.

The Idea Fund Round 10: Applications Open!

Round Ten Application Open

Deadline: MONDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2017

Apply Now!

What types of projects will be funded?
The Idea Fund is committed to new, risk-taking forms that help to define new practices in contemporary art. The Idea Fund favors projects that exemplify unconventional, participatory or social practice, conceptual, innovative or entrepreneurial, or activist artistic practices that occur outside of the traditional frameworks of support. Works that are eligible for conventional sources of funding are highly unlikely to be awarded.

A panel of professionals will select between 12-14 projects submitted by individual artists, curators, performers, collectives or collaboratives that must be completed by December 31, 2018.

Who can apply?
The Idea Fund supports individual artists, curators, collectives, collaboratives or partnerships. If applying as a group, the artistic group can be long-standing or created specifically for this project; however, the lead member of the group must be living and working in the greater Houston area.

Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions that are not addressed below, please email or contact Rachel Cook, TIF Administrator, at 713.223.8346.

Post-Harvey Update

Project Row Houses had planned to host Celebration at Emancipation, a lunch honoring our renewing members and welcoming new ones, on Friday, September 29, 2017. 

In the wake of Harvey, and cognizant of the intensive and ongoing recovery needs throughout our city, Project Row Houses felt it would be counterproductive to plan a celebration with so many urgent needs. 

While spared the worst of the flooding, Project Row Houses and the surrounding neighborhood did not come through unscathed. We sustained damage to two of our buildings that will require significant repairs. Reflecting on what happened in the wake of both Hurricane Ike and Tropical Storm Allison, we know that the city’s charitable priorities will temporarily shift away from causes not directly engaged in shorter-term recovery work. 

Project Row Houses continues to need support, however, as the long-term transformation of Third Ward remains critical both to our community’s recovery from this storm and its ability to weather those we know will come in the future. 

We are asking those who have already pledged to support the event to honor their commitment so that we can remain fiscally stable during this challenging time and understand that some may not wish to do so. 

Thank you for your understanding of the need to cancel our celebration. We hope to host a community update for the Third Ward this fall and are already looking forward to fall of 2018 for The Celebration at Emancipation Gala, which will mark the 25th anniversary of Project Row Houses. 

Eureka Gilkey
Executive Director

YMRP Application Deadline Extended

The application deadline for our Young Mothers Residential Program has now passed.

About the Young Mothers Program

The purpose of YMRP is to assist low-income single mothers and their children in achieving independent, self-sufficient lives. Through this program, PRH provides a culturally rich environment in which residents develop healthy, holistic living practices and cultivate a sense of positive energy and self-worth that will guide them in becoming empowered, self-confident, nurturing women, mothers, daughters, companions, and employees. 

YMRP is geared towards young mothers with ambition and goals for themselves and for each member of their family, who believe they will benefit from a structured program. The goals of the program are to strengthen the self in the following key areas:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Career Development
  • Financial Management
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Emotional/Physical/Spiritual Awareness
  • Relationship Building

Program Requirements

To be eligible for YMRP, applicants must:

  • Be a single mother between the ages of 18 and 26.
  • Have physical custody of at least one (1) of their children under the age of 17.
  • Have all children enrolled and regularly attending a public/private school and daycare classes.
  • Be employed either part-time or full-time.
  • Have income documented by independent sources such as Social Security, pay stubs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps award letters, etc. and must be current at the time of admission.
  • Be pursuing their education either part-time or full-time in two or four-year college or university and/or accredited training program (welding, cosmetology, CNA). 
  • Be in good academic standing with the college or university she is currently attending and maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 both for the semester and overall.
  • Honor YMRP schedule program commitments, including weekly meetings, programs and volunteer opportunities that support a year-long focus on self, family, and community growth.
  • Be willing to interview with the YMRP Committee members and program staff.
  • Provide a current, official transcript at the time of the interview. 
  • Project Row Houses cannot accept women who are pregnant or suffering from mental illness or drug/alcohol addiction into YMRP.