FMS Senior Lecturer Jimmy Joe Roche is a 2023 recipient of the Rubys Artist Grant. The award was given in support of A Complete History of the Known Universe, an experimental, narrative feature film about a group of eccentric drifters gathered on the fringes of society, planning for the end of the world.
An initiative of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Rubys Artist Grants provide direct funding of up to $15,000 to Baltimore-area artists to support innovative projects with significant impact. Grants are offered in four broad discipline categories—Performing Arts, Media Arts, Visual Arts, Literary Arts—for the creation of new artwork. Applications in each discipline category are accepted once per year.