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.


2017 RUBYS ARTIST PROJECT GRANTS – Media Arts and Performing Arts

The next grant cycle will open for applications on January 1, 2017 and will focus on the disciplines of performing art and media arts. The deadline to submit an application is February 28, 2017 11:59pm EST. The grant guidelines and information on attending a grant workshops have been posted below.



Attend a grant workshop to learn about the application process for a Rubys Artist Project Grant as well as about general grantwriting tips and strategies. RSVP to attend any of these workshops here.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6pm

  • Motor House (120 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201)

Thursday, February 2, 2017 @ 6:30pm

  • Towson University, Center for the Arts, Lecture Hall 2032 (7700 Osler Dr, Towson 21204)
  • Parking available at Union Parking Garage located on Cross Campus Drive.
  • This workshop is co-presented with Towson University College of Fine Arts and Communication.

Monday, February 20, 2017 @ 6pm

  • Motor House (120 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201)

New offering! Drop-In Application Review Session: Thursday, February 23, 2017 

  • 10am to 4pm @ Motor House (120 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201)
  • Stop by with a draft of your application and receive feedback prior to submitting. 
  • First come, first serve. No RSVP necessary. Free.



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 (one page)
  • 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.



The application platform will open for submission on January 1, 2017. Applications must be submitted via here. (The link will go live on January 1.)



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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Please contact rubys@baltimoreculture.org.


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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