The Poetry of Everyday Life: An Interview with Project Row Houses Director Eureka Gilkey

Founded in 1993 by African-American artists and activists who wanted to enact a positive, creative presence in their community, Project Row Houses (PRH) is an arts nonprofit in Houston’s Third Ward. The organization provides residencies and funding opportunities for artists alongside social safety-net programming, like its Young Mothers Residential Program, free weekly tutoring, and affordable housing. By responding directly to the needs of the community, PRH serves as a shining example of the ways in which social services and the arts can work hand-in-hand, each enabling and informing the other.

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