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Grants At A Glance

The Rubys were established in 2013 to provide project-based support for individual artists. The goal of the program is to provide meaningful support to individual artists to allow for the creation of new work. The Rubys supports the notion of risk-taking (in practice, content, process, and/or outcome) and equally values artistic integrity, strong ideas, feasibility, and communal meaning. The program is open to artists at any stage of their career and favors projects that have significant creative work left to accomplish.

To assist in assembling your application, please download the grant guidelines and the 2023 FAQ.

As a reminder the arts category definitions we use are as follows:


Includes but is not limited to: nonfiction; fiction; poetry; graphic novels; cross-disciplinary; experimental/emerging fields.


Includes but is not limited to: film; audio and video projects; animation; computer graphics; sound art; digital arts; screenplay; teleplay; cross-disciplinary; experimental/emerging fields.


Includes but is not limited to: dance; music; theater; musical theater; opera; puppetry; performance art; playwriting; spoken word; storytelling; traditional/folk art; cross-disciplinary; experimental/emerging fields.


Includes but is not limited to: painting; photography; sculpture; works on paper; craft; installation; traditional/folk art; cross-disciplinary; experimental/emerging fields.


Contact the Senior Program Manager if you have questions about application requirements, submission policies, including what category to apply in, deadlines, or other administration issues.

Contact:   Alex Ebstein, Senior Program Manager

                 Rhea Beckett, Arts Program Coordinator

Email:       <rubys@rwdfoundation.org>

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Thank you for your interest in applying to the Rubys Artists Grants!

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