Established in 2013 and stewarded by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, The Rubys Artist Grant program is relaunching in the Baltimore area with a new two-phase application process for its 2023 grant cycle.
Last granted in 2020 and known as “the Rubys,” the program has always maintained the goal of providing financial support for Baltimore-based artists who are working on innovative projects that could significantly impact their communities. In an email release, the Deutsch Foundation invited artists — and, seemingly aspiring technologists with artistic projects in mind — to submit new proposals in four categories: literary, visual, performing and media arts.
The Rubys share a name with Ruby Lerner, whose work creating New York City-based holistic arts support program Creative Capital inspired the grant program. Lerner highlighted the increasing relationship between, and impact of, art and tech in a fundraiser blurb for an unrelated project she’s curating.
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