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August Artist Events

August Artist Events

published: July 22, 2021

SOPHIA NAHLI ALISON (2014 3Arts/Southwest Airlines Awardee)
On the heels of her Academy Award nomination earlier this year, Sophia was tapped to direct a new documentary, “Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground,” which will begin streaming on August 19 on …

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July Artist Events

July Artist Events

June Artist Events

June Artist Events

published: May 28, 2021

CHERYL LYNN BRUCE (2010 3Arts Awardee), KIRSTEN FITZGERALD (2017 Make a Wave Artist), and FAWZIA MIRZA (2015 3Arts Community Awardee)
From June 12 to 16, Cheryl, Kirsten, and Fawzia are among the cast members in an online …

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May Artist Events

May Artist Events

published: April 30, 2021

T. AYO ALSTON (2018 3Arts/Southwest Airlines Awardee)
As the founding executive and artistic director of Ayodele Drum & Dance, Ayo and the ensemble are presenting a Mother’s Day Dance Marathon on May 8. “Save the date for a day of …

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April Artist Events

April Artist Events

published: March 29, 2021

DEE ALEXANDER (2012 3Arts/Southwest Airlines Awardee)
From April 1 through 4, Dee leads her Dee Alexander Quartet for live performances at the Jazz Showcase. Her band features Miguel de la Cerna (piano), Ernie Adams (drums), and fellow 3Arts …

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"Striving Toward Equity." How a New Funding Initiative Reimagines Support for Disabled Artists

"Striving Toward Equity." How a New Funding Initiative Reimagines Support for Disabled Artists

published: March 1, 2021

By Mike Scutari, Inside Philanthropy

In a piece on the Pop Culture Collaborative’s blog, cultural producer Claudia Alick argued last fall that “disabled artists have not received funding on the same levels as abled artists and institutions.”

This statement doesn’t …

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3AP Impact Study

3AP Impact Study

published: Feb. 26, 2021

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

Since 2012, the program has supported more than 145 projects, distributed more than $787,000 to Chicago artists, and maintained an …

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Announcing the Disability Culture Leadership Initiative

Announcing the Disability Culture Leadership Initiative

published: Jan. 15, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO, IL (January 15, 2021)– 3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, announced today the launch of the Disability Culture Leadership Initiative (DCLI), featuring a new online platform created to elevate Deaf and disabled artists and encourage …

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3Arts Emergency Response

3Arts Emergency Response

published: Jan. 4, 2021

In December 2020, we launched the first cycle of 3ER (3Arts Emergency Response) for artists in the 3Arts network. 3ER is intended as both an immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on artists’ livelihoods and an effort to establish …

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3Arts Takes It to the Next Level

3Arts Takes It to the Next Level

published: Oct. 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3Arts grants $470,000 to 23 of Chicago’s women artists, artists of color, and d/Deaf and disabled artists,
largest award year in organization’s history

Visual artists Hương Ngô, Amanda Williams, and Folayemi Wilson each receive $50,000 as inaugural …

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3Arts Awards $470,000 to Artists

3Arts Awards $470,000 to Artists

published: Oct. 5, 2020

3Arts to award $470,000 to Chicago artists: 'This is the year to encourage people to find hope’

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE |
OCT 5, 2020 | 12:01 AM

Dancemaker/poet J’sun Howard was in Japan when the …

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PRESS RELEASE: 2020 3Arts Awards

PRESS RELEASE: 2020 3Arts Awards

published: Oct. 5, 2020

3Arts awards nearly half a million dollars to Chicago’s women artists, artists of color, and d/Deaf and disabled artists 

Awards event on October 19 is FREE for the public to attend via YouTube Live and includes new works by 15 …

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Arts for Illinois Relief Fund

Arts for Illinois Relief Fund

published: Sept. 14, 2020

Update as of 10/27/20: The selection process for emergency grants to individual artists through the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund is now complete. All applicants were notified as of September 8. AIRF grants to individual artists will be on …

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