2015 GRANTS TO LITERARY AND VISUAL ARTISTSThe Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) announces the launch of the next application round of the Rubys, a regional artist grants program. The 2015 Rubys Grants in Literary and Visual Arts will begin accepting proposals on June 1, 2015 for funding of up to $10,000.  Deadline to submit a proposal is July 31, 2015. The Rubys support the region’s gems – the local creative community of performing, visual, media and literary artists.

Who is eligible? Any artist working in literary or visual arts, over 21 years of age, and who lives in Baltimore City or the five surrounding counties (Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard). Open to both emerging and established artists at any point in their career.

How much are the grants? Artists may ask for up to $10,000. There is no minimum. Matching funds are not required.

How do I apply? Applications are accepted online only. Check the Rubys website for the application link and to download the grant guidelines.

Where do I get more information? Attend the free grant information session which will discuss all details of the grant application and grant writing tips.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 – 6:30pm-7:30pm
Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicot City 21043

Monday, June 22, 2015 – 6pm-7pm
Anne Arundel Community College
Design Studio 313 / Cade Building
101 College Pkwy, Arnold 21012

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 – 6pm-7pm
Jubilee Arts
1947 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore 21217

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – 6pm-7pm
Terrault Contemporary
1515 Guildford Ave., Baltimore 21202

The Rubys Artist Project Grant program was established by GBCA in 2013 with the vision and initial funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the Rubys provide meaningful support directly to artists.

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the region’s quality of life.  GBCA aims to promote the region’s creative sector and significantly increase artists’ and organizations’ capacity to do great work.