CURRENT RUBYS GRANTEES

 
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2018 LITERARY ARTS
AND VISUAL ARTS

 
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WILL BRYSON
BALTIMORE

to support the development Milo’s Misfits, an LGBTQ-centric episodic children’s show that features both human and puppet characters getting tangled into harebrained schemes and relatable problems.

 
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NICOLETTA DE LA BROWN
BALTIMORE

to support the creation of garments and the sculptural environment for Bañera de Flora, an immersive multi-sensory installation that will be part of a performance-based ritual that focuses on healing, rebirth, and sacred space.

 
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KRISTINA GADDY
BALTIMORE

to support Well of Souls, a literary exploration of the little known history of the banjo in the Americas, it's role as a a spiritual device in the hands of enslaved Africans, and the instrument's legacy in today’s culture and society.

 
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ANDREW HOLTER
BALTIMORE

to support Hello, Fellow Worker, the first biography of Baltimore-bred, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Murray Kempton, whose professional life spans from H.L. Mencken to Tupac Shakur and which will give new insight to 20th century American history and politics.

 
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ASHLIE KAUFFMAN
WHITE HALL

to support a collection of personal essays and short fiction vignettes that examines the dynamics and legacy of racial "passing," exploring its intersection with memory, loss, and other topics.

 
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BENJAMIN NAKA-HASEBE KINGSLEY
BALTIMORE

to support a collection of narrative poems troubling Indigenous American identity, local neighborhoods, family heritage, and sites of violence.

 
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FAHIMEH VAHDAT COLUMBIA

to support a mixed media installation that will include large scale wall pieces, a safe room, and sound recordings to look at the parallels and differences of the women’s movement and current state of domestic violence between Iran and the United States.

 
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strikeWare collective (Christopher Kojzar, Jeffrey Gangwisch, Mollye Bendell) BALTIMORE

to support Renovations, an immersive art tour and multimedia exhibit that will mine the archives of Baltimore’s Peale Museum to present its unique history as the Number 1 Colored Primary School for African Americans in the late 19th century.

 
 

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