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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.



Media Arts and Performing Arts

Online application portal opens: January 1, 2018

Application deadline: February 28, 2018

Link to the online application portal will post here on January 1.



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. RSVP here for any of the workshops listed below.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

  • 6pm-7:30pm
  • @ the Motor House, 3rd Floor Conference Room (120 W. North Avenue, Baltimore 21201)

Monday, January 22, 2018

  • 6pm-7:30pm
  • @ Harford County Branch Library (100 E Pennsylvania Ave, Bel Air 21014)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

  • 6:30pm-8pm
  • @ Towson University, University Union, Room 204 Loch Raven (8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252)
  • Closest campus parking available (for pay) in the Union Garage. Some street parking available along Cross Campus Drive.

Monday, February 12, 2018

  • 6pm-7:30pm
  • @ the Motor House, 3rd Floor Conference Room (120 W. North Avenue, Baltimore 21201)


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, to discuss.



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

Download the -->2018 Rubys Grant Guidelines<-- for complete details on how to prepare your application.



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



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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