SUPPORTING ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
- Access to art for a broad audience
- Art in the service of social justice
- Art in the service of social change and discourse
- Under-recognized artistic practice
Through its Art and Social Justice mission the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation fosters dialogue, encourages diversity, promotes education, and nurtures and empowers communities. Through an annual grants program the Foundation supports ethical artistic practice that aims to broaden access in the five boroughs of New York City.
We are interested in supporting organizations that compensate individuals such as artists, activists, or cultural producers fairly. For Foundation programming delivered at the 8th Floor, we refer to the fee calculator at W.A.G.E. (Working Artists in the Greater Economy) for guidelines on fees to individual artists and cultural workers.
*The Foundation’s grants to educational institutions are for direct program expenses only; as such, no part of such a grant can be used for overhead or indirect costs.
Projects completed before January, 2018. The Foundation does not support projects retroactively.
* Please note that grant monies can be applied to salaries but the Foundation will not be the sole supporter of any single staff position.
Each year a selection of grants are made at the discretion of the Trustees. We do not accept unsolicited grant proposals outside of the parameters of our open call.
Before submitting your application online, please read the guidelines to confirm that your organization qualifies for funding and include the following materials:
Provide any relevant supporting material including
Accepted formats are Word documents and PDFs for text and jpg for images
If your organization received funding in 2017, you are required to submit an interim report when applying for funding for please submit your report as a pdf attachment including
The Rubin Foundation acknowledges that organizations operate on different fiscal calendars. Grants are awarded for projects taking place between January and December 2018.