KGMCA-PRH Fellowship Applications Are Open!

Center for Art and Social Engagement and Project Row Houses have created a fellowship program that invites artists and cultural practitioners to the Third Ward to work alongside urban planners, educators and policy makers. The fellows will engage in creative collaborations that involve the Houston's historic Third Ward community and address issues important to them. 

The two fellows will have a year-long mentorship with project administrators Sixto Wagan, director of the UH Center for Art and Social Engagement at the University of Houston's Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, and Ryan N. Dennis, PRH's Curator and Programs Director.  Local artists, faculty members, community members and selected leaders will offer their support during this process. The Fellows will present to the public their research–to-date at the end of their fellowship.  

Benefits of the program include: 

  • a stipend of $15,000,

  • $5,000 project/research budget 

  • a community Brain Trust of local artists, community members, and faculty to advise and ground the project in a local discourse, and

  • for non-Houston Fellows local housing at Project Row Houses with $1,000 in travel support

In return, the fellows are asked to engage our communities – Third Ward, university, artistic, and myriad other – in a process that involves:

  • A public presentation of previous work and Fellowship guiding questions at the beginning of the Fellowship, 

  • Present a public talk/project at the end of residency 

  • Co-organizing a Community Conversation with PRH Curator and Programs Director and CASE Director 

  • Monthly meetings with the program directors

Please submit all materials by November 15, 2018. 

Planned notification of fellowship recipients will occur by December 13.

Please address any questions or points of clarification to:

• Sixto Wagan, Director of the Center for Art and Social Engagement, swagan@uh.edu; 713.743.4281 

• Ryan Dennis, Curator and Programs Director at Project Row Houses, rdennis@projectrowhouses.org, 713.526-7662

Vendor Opportunity: October 13 Block Party!

Round 48 Opening & Block Party 

Project Row Houses
2521 Holman Street 
October 13, 2018 
Noon - 7:00 pm 

In conjunction with the opening of Round 48: Beyond Social Practice and in celebration of PRH's 25th Anniversary, we have partnered with Color Wheel Culture to host a Block Party that spans our site from the art houses to the artist studios at Delia's Lounge and beyond! Join us on October 13, 2018 from Noon to 7:00pm for one of the biggest events in PRH history! Registration for vendors includes 7 hours of activity and access to the PRH site and exposure to a cross-pollinated audience of Houston creatives. 

Vendor Registration 

  • Artist / Non-Food Vendor: $65*

  • Food Vendor: $85**

  • Food Truck: $100**

*Registration includes a $25 non food vendor and $40 food vendor City Concession Fee for a closed street event. 
**All food vendors need a Temporary Food Permit or Food Truck Medallion from CoH Health Department to enter the event.

Vendor Guidelines

Please check-in with the VENDOR COORDINATOR, prior to setting up to receive booth space assignment.

  • Set-up time: 9:00 am to 11:45 am. Vendors should be set-up and ready to sell by 12:00pm.

  • Payment must be received to guarantee a space. NO onsite vendor registration.

  • Booth space is approximately 10’ x 10’. Tents must be no bigger than 10’x10’ Pop-up Tent.

  • Vendors must provide ALL that you need to vend. (change, pop-up tent, tables, chairs, lighting, displays, office supplies, flyers, etc.)

  • Tables, chairs, and other equipment must fit within the 10' x 10' booth space.

  • Electricity is not available.

  • Breakdown completion time: 9 pm

  • Project Row Houses is not responsible for merchandise or other belongings left behind.

  • Food vendors are required to get and provide a Temporary Food Permit and follow City of Houston Health Dept regulations seewww.houstontx.gov/health/Food/Temp_Permit_Package_06272011.pdf

Vendor Opportunity: August Markets

Summer Studios Opening & Community Market 

Summer Studios 2018 Opening & Community Market
August 11, 2018 | 4 - 7 pm
Project Row Houses
2521 Holman Street 

Booth Fees
Non-profit | Free
Artist or Non-Food Vendor | $40
Food Vendor | $50

In conjunction with our Summer Studios opening, PRH and Free Market Square will host a community market. FMS, held the 3rd Saturday of each month, adds to the vibrancy and empowerment of Third Ward by bringing local vendors, performers and children’s activities to the neighborhood. The vision of Free Market Square is to reignite the legacy of Emancipation Avenue’s thriving Black business district through a free and family-friendly event curated in a space that encourages community, economic development, and growth.

Free Market Square

Free Market Square
every 3rd Saturday
10am-6pm
2301 Elgin Street 77004

Vendor Fees
*Limited time discount
Booth |  $35  
Food Truck | $65

Free Market Square is a community marketplace in the heart of Third Ward that highlights its culture, entrepreneurship and artistic performance throughout the year.  Free Market Square aims to reignite the historic legacy of our community and add to the strength, vibrancy, and self-determination of the Historic Third Ward.  Our market is free and family-friendly hosting local vendors, arts interactive for children and adults, and live performances by established and up-and-coming performers in music and dance. This market is focused on the sale of local farmers produce, food/drinks, designer products, original goods that are handmade, customized, fair-trade, and vintage resellers.

Solange Supports Sending Students to DC

 

We are excited to share that due in part to a generous donation made by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and visual artist Solange Knowles, Project Row Houses has met its fundraising goal to send 12 Third Ward students to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. We are very grateful to Solange for her generosity as this gift will help support what will be a transformative experience for our Third Ward youth.

Vendor Opportunity: July Free Market Square

Free Market Square
every 3rd Saturday
10am-6pm
2301 Elgin Street 77004

Free Market Square is a community marketplace in the heart of Third Ward that highlights its culture, entrepreneurship and artistic performance throughout the year.  Free Market Square aims to reignite the historic legacy of our community and add to the strength, vibrancy, and self-determination of the Historic Third Ward.  Our market is free and family-friendly hosting local vendors, arts interactive for children and adults, and live performances by established and up-and-coming performers in music and dance. This market is focused on the sale of local farmers produce, food/drinks, designer products, original goods that are handmade, customized, fair-trade, and vintage resellers.

Vendor Fees

Limited time discount

Booth |  $35  
Food Truck | $65
Booth July & August | $50
Food Truck July & August | $100

*Registration closes the Friday before the market at 5pm. 

Vendor Guidelines

Please check-in with the VENDOR COORDINATOR, prior to setting up to receive booth space assignment.

  1. Set-up time: 8:00 to 9:45 am. Vendors should be set-up and ready to sell by 10:00 am.

  2. Payment must be received to guarantee a space. Vendors who have not pre-paid can check on space availability on the day of the Market.

  3. Booth space is approximately 10’ x 10’. Tents must be no bigger than 10’x10’ Pop-up Tent.

  4. Vendors must provide ALL that you need to vend. (change, pop-up tent, tables, chairs, lighting, displays, office supplies, flyers, etc.)

  5. Tables, chairs, and other equipment must fit within the 10' x 10' booth space.

  6. Electricity is not available.

  7. Breakdown completion time: 5 pm

  8. FMS is not responsible for merchandise or other belongings left behind.

  9. Food vendors are required to get and provide a Temporary Food Permit and follow City of Houston Health Dept regulations see
    ‎www.houstontx.gov/health/Food/Temp_Permit_Package_06272011.pdf