3Arts is a nonprofit organization that supports Chicago’s women artists, artists of color, and Deaf and disabled artists who work in the performing, teaching, and visual arts. By providing cash awards, project funding, residency fellowships, professional development, and promotion, 3Arts helps artists take risks, experiment, and build momentum in their careers.

3Arts Awards
2019 Awardees posing on stage

3AP (3Arts Projects) is a unique crowdfunding platform with a built-in match that helps Chicago artists finance new creative work.

180 projects
$1,081,280 raised
$265,261 matched

3Arts Residency Fellowships

In partnership with an international network of artist communities, 3Arts Residency Fellowships give artists space to test their mettle, see what happens, and take a breath.

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Cecil McDonald, Jr. (2010 3Arts Awardee) at The Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. Photo by Mark Poucher.