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Rubys Artist Project Grants


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.



3/1/18: Thank you to all who applied for a 2018 grant in performing art and media arts! Everyone will receive notification of their status by early May. Visual and literary artists -- Your time in next! The 2018 Rubys grants in visual arts and literary arts will open for applications on June 1, 2018.

1/1/18: The online application portal is now open! Apply here!

11/29/17: Information on the 2018 Rubys Artist Project Grant cycle has posted! GO HERE to learn details and deadlines for the 2018 grant cycle, to download the grant guidelines, and RSVP for a grant workshop. The first 2018 grant cycle focuses on media arts and performing arts. The online application portal will open on January 1, 2018.

10/5/17: The 2017 grantees in literary arts and visual arts have been announced! Read more here.



    • 2018 Media Arts and Performing Arts
    • Online application portal will open January 1, 2018
    • Deadline to apply is February 28, 2018



    • 2018 Literary Arts and Visual Arts
    • Online application portal will open June 1, 2018



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    The Rubys were established in 2013 to increase opportunities for artists to live and produce their best work while remaining in the region. The program's future is linked to the generosity of arts supporters. Contact Sonja Cendak, Grants Program Manager at 410-230-0200 or [email protected] to learn more about how you can sustain the work of Rubys’ artists here and now.

    Video credit: Joe Rubino (created in the fall of 2015)

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