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OVERVIEW

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.

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2017 RUBYS ARTIST PROJECT GRANTS

Literary Arts and Visual Arts

The application deadline was July 31, 2017.

**The catgories of media arts and performing arts will be offered again in 2018**

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GRANT WORKSHOPS

Attend a grant workshop to learn about the application process for a Rubys Artist Project Grant as well as learn about general grantwriting tips and strategies. The workshop lasts about an hour and will have ample opportunity for questions. Workshops are open to all and free to attend. The next round of workshops will be offered in January-February 2018.
If you are interested in having the grants manager present a workshop to your group or at your next meeting, please email or phone Sonja Cendak (410-230-0200, scendak@baltimoreculture.org) to discuss.
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ELIGIBILITY

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.

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APPLICATION MATERIALS

A complete grant application consists of:

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

Download the -->2017 Rubys Grant Guidelines<-- for complete details on how to prepare your application.

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APPLY

If you are a current GBCA member, email rubys@baltimoreculture.org to request the members' application link which allows you to apply without paying the $25 application fee.

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RESOURCES

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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EMAIL SIGN-UP

Add your name and email address to the Rubys e-news list to recieve updates on announcememts, deadlines, and upcoming information sessions and workshops.

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QUESTIONS

Please contact rubys@baltimoreculture.org.

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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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