The Rubys are project-based funding of up to $10,000 for emerging and established Baltimore-regional artists to support the creation of innovative artistic projects. The grants support the region’s gems – the local creative community of performing, visual, media, and literary artists.
The Rubys were established in 2013 by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, with the vision and start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, to provide meaningful support to individual artists as well as enrich the arts and broader community of Baltimore and the five surrounding counties. In 2018 The Rubys began the second phase of development at The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation under the continued leadership of Sonja Cendak.
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9/13/2018: RUBYS ARTIST GRANT PROGRAM LAUNCHES SECOND PHASE IN 2019! The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) announce the transition of the Rubys Artist Grants Program from GBCA to the Deutsch Foundation. The planned transition of the program includes the promotion of Sonja Cendak from Program Manager at GBCA to Program Director at the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. Read more here.
—> Thank you to all the artists who applied for a 2018 visual arts and literary arts grants for your patience. The review process is in its final stages and all applicants will be notified by the first week of October.
—>The next grant cycle will be the 2019 grants in performing arts and media arts. More information, including dates for winter season grant information sessions, will post on this site by December 1, 2018. The application link will open on January 1, 2019 and the deadline to apply will be February 28, 2019.
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Video credit: Joe Rubino (created in the fall of 2015) http://www.joerubinovisuals.net/