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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 it is crucial to the success of the project (please note our funding guidelines).

Request an Application
Let us know if you are interested in an arts project residency or a gallery exhibition, what available timeslot suits you, and we'll send you application materials.

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

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