Recently, four artists got a phone call that would change their lives. They found out they were the inaugural recipients of the Ruth Awards, a new prize from the Ruth Foundation for the Arts that distributes $100,000 each to critically engaged artists. The debut winners are mixed-media artist Rose B. Simpson, performance artist and composer Kite, interdisciplinary artist Candice Lin, and sculptor and installation artist Joe Minter.
The Ruth Foundation for the Arts’s New Prize Puts Money Directly Into Artists’ Pockets
This year, the organization is awarding $100,000 in unrestricted funds to four artists whose work fuses imagination and rigor.