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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a new home for making art at Duke University.

Use the Ruby for Your Creative Work

One of the Ruby’s core missions is to provide dedicated space for student and faculty artists to create new work, collaborate, and engage with the wider Duke community and Durham. To that end, the Office of the Vice Provost of the Arts—Duke Arts invites individual artists or project teams working in any medium to apply for a residency in an arts center multipurpose studio. While community collaborations are encouraged, at this time, the primary applicant must be a Duke student, staff, or faculty member.

These arts project residencies will typically last up to three weeks, and must culminate in a public presentation of the work (such as an exhibit, art installation, performance, or talk). The major benefits of this award are the space to create and the platform to present the work to the public. Certain equipment can be provided by the arts center (such as projection, audio, etc.). Additional financial support may be granted if the steering committee for the Rubenstein Arts Center deems it crucial to the success of the project (please note our funding guidelines). Arts center staff are available to answer technical questions, but cannot assist with, or help execute, the project.

Applications are currently accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email Danette Clark, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, if you have questions about the program or application.

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Apply for an arts project residency
The application requires you to have a brief description of the project and its public component, a sense of when you wish to complete it, and an outline of your budget if you are seeking financial support.
Apply to Use the Ruby Gallery
The Rubenstein Arts Center welcomes applications from Duke University partners (students, faculty, staff, and community collaborators) to host an exhibition in the Ruby's gallery.

There are many other sources of support across Duke that may also be matches for your project needs. These include:

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