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Rubin x Art Projects

Grant Program

What we support

We support artists and creatives in all disciplines in the creation of new artwork and projects that give visibility to the rich cultural legacy and living traditions of the Himalayan region. Artist project grants fund the exploration of concepts and ideas in Himalayan art that have the power to inspire today’s society. Rubin x Art Projects grants offer support of $2,500 to $25,000.

We prioritize the funding of new artwork and projects that will be made visible to a wide and diverse audience, as part of exhibitions or larger projects such as art fairs. We do not fund commercial projects. 



Artists and creatives of all ages and career stages (working in all mediums) can apply for grants. 



Grants through this program are offered once yearly. The deadline for the first grant cycle is July 30, 2024. Proposals are reviewed by Rubin staff, select trustees, and additional art professionals and artists as needed and appropriate. The first round of grants will be awarded on or before September 15, 2024. 


How to apply 

To apply, please provide a 1,000 word summary of the project or artwork you’re applying for, as well as the larger context of the project for which the work is being created. The summary must contain:

  • Information about the individual applying, including past work, projects/exhibitions and achievements
  • Description of the work, its inspiration, as well as the context in which it is planned to be presented
  • How the project falls within the body of work generated thus far
  • Project budget

Applications should be sent to



For any questions in relation to Rubin grants, please contact us at


The Rubin Grants Program is supported by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.