Over the years, as I’ve moved around the country advocating for artist support, so many colleagues hoped to find a way to support artists in their area, bring in artists from around the country, and honor their city’s history. Urban areas like the Third Ward battle gentrification; rural-area residents fail to connect in meaningful ways with the artists that move through the local residency. One organization always came up in these discussions: Project Row Houses (PRH) has inspired the cultural field and become an example of the strength of the artists’ vision. Seeing the possibilities, the founders, board, and staff inspire me to consider what it means to create community.
Earlier this year, I had the honor of giving the keynote at the Social Practice.Social Justice Symposium and joining others for an intimate look at creative practices influenced by Project Row Houses. Today, I hope you will join me in supporting this organization by clicking here to become a member. When you purchase your membership, you help Project Row Houses continue to inspire people and communities across the world.