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Grants are offered in four broad discipline categories—Performing Arts, Media Arts, Visual Arts, Literary Arts—and applications in each discipline category are accepted once per year. Artists may apply for grants of up to $10,000 to support the creation of new artwork over a 12-month period.



Submissions are now closed for the 2016 Rubys Artist Project Grants. Stay tuned to this web page for information on 2017 grants.



Thank you to all the artists who attended a Rubys Grant Workshop this season. The next workshops will be held in early 2017, so check back here for details at the end of the year. In the meantime, if you have a question in advance of the August 1 deadline for 2016 Literary Arts or Visual Arts, please contact the grants manager at or 410-230-0200 or check out the Rubys FAQ here.



To be eligible for a grant, an artist must be:
  • A resident of Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, or Howard County both at the time of application and when the grant is awarded;
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident;
  • At least 21 years old;
  • An active practicing artist who has pursued their profession in their chosen discipline for more than three years.



A complete grant application consists of:

  • Proposal narrative (one page)
  • Project Timeline
  • Project Budget
  • Artist resume / bio / CV
  • Work sample inventory list
  • A selection of artwork samples (up to 10)

Download the -->Grant Guidelines:2016 Literary and Visual Arts<-- for complete details on how to prepare your application.



Submissions are now closed.



Click below for sample templates of a project budget, timeline, and inventory list. These templates are intended as guides to assist when preparing the information to include in your appliction materials.



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The Rubys Artist Grants were conceived and initiated with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

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