This application-based program is open to organizations that have previously been awarded an Artist Choice award.
Each year, a relevant theme frames the grant questions. In 2022, the program was shaped by three organizing categories: how artists live, make, and are remembered. For 2023, organizations were asked: What can be transformed when we ask what we want to keep, what we can lose, and what we want to grow?
The annual program grants $50,000 in unrestricted, operational support for organizations in the Ruth Arts grantee pool. Applications are reviewed by Ruth Arts staff, alongside a rotating group of readers from Ruth Arts grant programs.