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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. 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.

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

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