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December Artist News

December Artist News

published: Nov. 29, 2022

KAREEM BANDEALY (2011 3Arts Awardee), BETHANY THOMAS (2019 3Arts/RH, Restoration Hardware Awardee), and WAI YIM (2022 Make a Wave Artist)

Now through December 31, Goodman Theatre brings back a holiday tradition with their restaging of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas …

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PRESS RELEASE: Announcing the 2022 Next Level Awards

PRESS RELEASE: Announcing the 2022 Next Level Awards

published: Nov. 7, 2022

3Arts goes “Next Level” with third year of $150,000 Next Level/Spare Room Awards to three women visual artists

Visual artists A.J. McClenon, Pooja Pittie, and Reveca Torres each receive $50,000 as 2022 3Arts Next Level/Spare Room Awardees

CHICAGO, IL (November …

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November Artist News

November Artist News

published: Oct. 26, 2022

NICOLE MITCHELL (2011 3Arts Awardee)

In November, Nicole’s new book, The Mandorla Letters, will be available for purchase. The book is an “afrofuturist memoir on jazz, collaboration, and the search for collective well-being.” 

 

ANDY SLATER (2018 Bodies of …

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3Arts Awards marks 15 years with nearly $500,000 in grants

3Arts Awards marks 15 years with nearly $500,000 in grants

published: Oct. 25, 2022

3Arts Awards marks 15 years with nearly $500,000 in grants to women, artists of color, and artists with disabilities

Chicago Tribune, Oct 25, 2022

Peregrine Bermas was having a not-so-stellar day before the call about being …
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PRESS RELEASE: 2022 3Arts Awards

PRESS RELEASE: 2022 3Arts Awards

published: Oct. 24, 2022

15th Annual 3Arts Awards Celebration grants nearly half a million dollars to Chicago’s women artists, artists of color, and Deaf and disabled artists

Awards event on November 7th is FREE for the public to attend via YouTube Live and includes …

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October Artist News

October Artist News

published: Sept. 28, 2022

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CAULEEN SMITH (2013 3Arts/Lydia Yun Lee & Lisa Yun Lee Awardee)

Cauleen Smith received the prestigious Heinz Award, intended to recognize extraordinary individuals for their achievement in finding solutions to critical issues in areas that were important …

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Announcing Inaugural Cohort of Ignite Fund Grantees

Announcing Inaugural Cohort of Ignite Fund Grantees

published: Sept. 16, 2022

$60,000 of project support awarded for Chicago-area artists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (September 16, 2022): The Ignite Fund, supporting the creation and public presentation of new visual arts-based projects by Chicago-area artists and artist-led collectives, today announced its inaugural cohort …

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September Artist News

September Artist News

published: Aug. 31, 2022

SYDNEY LYNNE (2020 3Arts/HMS Fund Awardee) 

Now through September 18, audiences can experience My Brother Langston, a world premiere production at Black Ensemble Theater, featuring set design by Sydney. The show tells the story of Harlem Renaissance luminary …

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August Artist News

August Artist News

published: July 20, 2022

LILI-ANNE BROWN (2021 3Arts/Stan Lipkin & Evelyn Appell Lipkin Awardee) and HEATHER GILBERT (2012 3Arts Awardee)

From August 3-9The Color Purple runs at the historic Muny in St. Louis, directed by Lili-Anne Brown and featuring lighting design by …

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July Artist News

July Artist News

published: June 24, 2022

SAM TRUMP (2019 3Arts/Southwest Airlines Awardee)

On July 1, Sam performs with the Soul Vortex at Dorian’s (1939 W North Ave). Doors open at 9pm and RSVP is required to attend. 

 

BETHANY THOMAS (2019 3Arts/RH, Restoration Hardware …

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June Artist News

June Artist News

published: May 25, 2022

NORMAN TEAGUE (2019 3Arts/Denise & Gary Gardner Awardee)

Now through July 14, Norman is presenting an exhibition of his design work in the storefront windows of The Art Center in Highland Park. The Center also published an online profile …

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New Art Coming to Chicago

New Art Coming to Chicago

published: May 4, 2022

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and 3Arts Launch New Fund for Local Artists

$60,000 of project support for Chicago-area artists in 2022

CHICAGO, IL (May 4, 2022)—The Chicago-based nonprofit organization, 3Arts, is partnering with The Andy …

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3AP Impact Study

3AP Impact Study

published: March 3, 2022

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 157 projects, distributed more than $881,000 to Chicago artists, and maintained an …

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3Arts Expands Disability Culture Leadership Initiative to Advance Advocacy Efforts in the Arts

3Arts Expands Disability Culture Leadership Initiative to Advance Advocacy Efforts in the Arts

published: Jan. 18, 2022

New video conversations with four artists from Chicago’s dance and theater communities added to online hub for disability art and culture

CHICAGO, IL (January 18, 2022)– 3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit organization, announced today the four dance and theater artists added …

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Funder Spotlight: How 3Arts Supports Undercapitalized Artists in the Chicago Area

Funder Spotlight: How 3Arts Supports Undercapitalized Artists in the Chicago Area

published: Nov. 18, 2021

By Mike Scutari, Inside Philanthropy

Inside Philanthropy Funder Spotlights offer quick rundowns of the grantmakers that are on our radar, including a few key details on how they operate and what they’re up to right now. Today, we take a …

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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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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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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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