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Rubys: Artist Project Grants

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Call Type: Grants
Eligibility: Regional
State: Maryland
Entry Deadline: 2/2/14
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Rubies: Artist Project Grants): $25.00
2014 Current Round: Performing Arts and Media Arts Deadline: Sunday, February 2, 2014 at midnight EST The Rubys were established in 2013 by GBCA with lead funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation to provide project-based funding for individual artists. The vision of the program is to provide meaningful support to individual artists for the creation of innovative and bold projects that will have a significant impact for the artist and on the artistic community. The program is open to both emerging and established artists who are committed to their art forms. Grants will enable individual artists to create or complete a project that will be presented to the general public of the greater Baltimore region, through a performance, presentation, screening, exhibition, or reading. Grantees will be asked to submit a timeline for the project, and the timeline must include a public component within 12 months of the grant award start date. Artists may apply for a phase of a larger project that will require more than a year to complete, provided the phase includes a public component within 12 months. AWARD OVERVIEW The Rubys will have two funding rounds per year, with each round awarding grants in two of the four discipline areas. Applicants may request up to a maximum of $10,000. Artists in each discipline category will be selected for funding each year. Artists may submit only one application during each funding round. 2014 CURRENT ROUND: DISCIPLINE CATEGORIES Performing Arts 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. Media Arts 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. ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for a grant, an artist must be: • Resident of either Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, or Howard County at the time of application and when the grant is awarded. • U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident • At least 21 years old • Practicing artist: Those who have actively and continually pursued their profession in this discipline for more than three years (as evidenced on your resume with application) The following are not eligible for grants from this program: • Organizations • Full-time students • A current board member, committee member, staff, or consultant for the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, or their immediate family members SELECTION CRITERIA • Artistic merit of the work represented in the work sample • Artistic vision and potential impact of the proposed project for the artist and the artistic community • Feasibility of the project, including likelihood that the project can be realized, based on the project budget, GBCA grant support, and support from other sources SELECTION PROCESS A grant review panel of field experts will be convened for each of the two disciplines in each funding round to make recommendations on the grant recipients, for final approval by GBCA. The panel will be composed of artists and arts professionals, both from the region and nationally. The selection process will be facilitated by GBCA’s Grants Program Manager. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIAL The application includes the following elements: Project Description; Project Timeline; Project Budget; Resume/CV; Work Samples. 1. Project Description: Maximum of 400 words. • Introduce yourself as an artist: Briefly describe your influences, creative mission, your roots as an artist, and the current state of your practice. Assume the reader is unfamiliar with your work. • Describe the proposed project. What are the stages to the project’s production? What will the final “product” be? • Propose how your project would be publicly shown – as a performance, screening, exhibition, or reading? Include the names of venues/partners who you would reach to in order to facilitate the public presentation. • Explain why this is the right time in your career for this project to come to fruition. The proposal description will be uploaded as an attachment. Proposal should be a maximum of 400 words and fit on one page. Preferred format is .pdf. 2. Project Timeline: Please identify key dates for your project. If you envision the project requiring more than 12 months to complete, please identify the phase for which you are requesting funding, and note the public component that will occur within 12 months of grant award. The timeline will be uploaded as an attachment. Preferred format is .pdf. 3. Project Budget: The budget will be used to assess the feasibility of your project. Applications with incomplete or unbalanced budgets will not be accepted. While your budget must be balanced, you are not required to provide matching funds if the grant can fully cover your project expenses. The budget will be uploaded as an attachment. Preferred format is .pdf. Allowable expenses include: • Your fee as an artist (to support your time) • Fees to collaborators including artists and non-artists • Project-related travel and materials • Equipment for the project • Space rental • Promotion and marketing Unallowable expenses include: • Routine rent or overhead expenses for artist’s housing, office or studio • Personal debt repayments Additional project income can include: • Funds from government agencies, foundations, businesses, individuals • Your own money • In-kind materials, services 4. Resume/CV: Your resume should include information of past presentations of your artwork (exhibitions, screenings, performances, readings, etc…), including publication mentions, and any recognition or awards you have received as an artist. The resume should be no more than 3 pages. The resume should be uploaded as an attachment. Preferred format is .pdf. 5. Work Samples: Samples of work from the last three years and, if applicable, work that relates to the proposed project (draft drawings, draft scripts, etc…). Please utilize the description field to provide additional information to the work samples being provided. A description for each work sample assists the review panelists in better understanding what they are looking at or reading, and provides context to the proposed project. Please preview your uploaded work samples to ensure they have loaded properly and with the correct identifying information. If panelists are unable to view the work samples, your application may be disqualified. The following work sample formats and quantities are allowed for each category: • Performing Arts: Up to three video and/or audio files; Up to 10 image files; Playwrights may submit up to three document files • Media Arts: Up to three video and/or audio files; Up to three document files (for scriptwriters) Full grant guidelines should be downloaded from the GBCA website: QUESTIONS Contact GBCA if you: • Have questions about application requirements and general submission policies, including what category to apply in, deadlines, panel, or other administration issues • Have questions about the grant review process, status, or results • Need to edit an application you already submitted Contact info: Contact CaFÉ if you: • Have questions about technical issues with the submission • Have questions about uploading or formatting your files, or encounter errors in uploading • Have difficulties setting up a profile or otherwise navigating the CaFÉ website • Visit the CaFÉ Help section for answers to many questions about their system Contact info: café
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