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Dance Department faculty member Tosha Alston receives 3Arts grant

Dance Department faculty member Tosha Alston receives 3Arts grant
Columbia Chronicle
published: Nov. 13, 2018

By Kaci Watt, Staff Reporter

The dance world may emphasize classical styles such as ballet, but Dance Department adjunct professor Tosha Alston teaches young dancers the West African style. Alston’s artistry has earned her a $25,000 grant.

Alston received ...

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How Sandra Delgado Became a Latina Staple in Chicago Theater

How Sandra Delgado Became a Latina Staple in Chicago Theater
Modern Brown Girl
published: Nov. 9, 2018

By Gabriela Garcia, Editor-in-Chief

It was a long road, but Sandra Delgado has become a bona fide staple in Chicago theater, and she’s just now hitting her stride. Don’t’ believe us? Her face is painted on a mural at the Chicago ...

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Announcing 2018 3Arts Awards

Announcing 2018 3Arts Awards
3Arts
published: Nov. 5, 2018

3Arts Awards 20 Chicago artists of color, artists with disabilities,
and women in the arts with unrestricted cash grants

Annual celebration honors 10 artists with $25,000 cash grants along with $1,000 awards given to 10 artists as part ...

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A Chicago Jewish Latina Artist

A Chicago Jewish Latina Artist
The Chicago Jewish News
published: Nov. 2, 2018

By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News

Dianna Frid’s art can’t be easily absorbed on Instagram or a Tumblr feed. Her works take time to understand and process. The material she uses and the ideas she engages in are ...

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Meet Ben LaMar Gay & Leida Garcia

Meet Ben LaMar Gay & Leida Garcia
WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
published: Oct. 24, 2018

Meet Ben LaMar Gay and Leida Garcia, Two Chicago Artists Receiving Cash Grants

The non-profit organization 3Arts has announced its latest round of cash grants to 20 Chicago artists of color, artists with disabilities ...

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Hyde Park resident and visual artist Dianna Frid receives prestigious 3Arts Award

Hyde Park resident and visual artist Dianna Frid receives prestigious 3Arts Award
Hyde Park Herald
published: Oct. 24, 2018

By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ
Contributing Writer

Hyde Park resident and visual artist Dianna Frid is one of the winners of the 3Arts Chandler Family Award.

Frid will be honored at this year’s 11th Annual 3Arts Awards ceremony on Nov. 5 at ...

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3Arts Awardees Revel in Freedom

3Arts Awardees Revel in Freedom
Chicago Tribune
published: Oct. 22, 2018

3Arts awards are about the whole artist, and awardees revel in the freedom



October 22, 2018 by Darcel Rockett
 Chicago Tribune

The 3Arts Awards have been given to local artists in the fields of teaching, performing and visual arts ...

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Meet the Newest Residency Fellows

Meet the Newest Residency Fellows
3Arts
published: May 24, 2018

The following artists have been selected for our next round of 3Arts Residency Fellowships taking place in 2019 at spectacular artist communities from France to Florida. These all-expenses-paid, monthlong residencies include $2,000 stipends and airfare. Domestic travel is generously  ...

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Read What Artists Are Saying

Read What Artists Are Saying

published: May 10, 2018

Each year we ask for feedback from artists who have been supported through our programs to ensure that we are responsive to contemporary issues and fully activating our mission. In two recent surveys, we hoped to learn more about the ...

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20 New Projects on 3AP

20 New Projects on 3AP

published: Jan. 22, 2018

In 2018, new artworks by 20 Chicago artists will be supported on 3AP (3Arts Projects).

3AP is a unique online crowdfunding platform that has a built-in match to help Chicago artists finance new creative work. In addition to matching 1 ...

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3Arts & HCL Partnership

3Arts & HCL Partnership

published: Jan. 16, 2018

ANNOUNCING CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH HIGH CONCEPT LABS

CHICAGO, IL — 3Arts and arts incubator High Concept Labs (HCL) are thrilled to announce a continued partnership that connects artists supported through 3AP (3Arts Projects) to HCL’s Sponsored Artist Program. For HCL’s ...

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Announcing 2017 3Arts Awards & Make a Wave recipients

Announcing 2017 3Arts Awards & Make a Wave recipients

published: Nov. 7, 2017

Nearly 100 Chicago artists receive $330,000 in unrestricted awards at 10th annual 3Arts Awards celebration

Anniversary celebration honored 10 artists with $25,000 cash grants along with $1,000 awards given to 83 artists as part of a ...

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Sounds in South Chicago

Sounds in South Chicago
South Side Weekly
published: March 8, 2017

ARTS ISSUE 2017 | MUSIC | SOUTH CHICAGO

JoVia Armstrong brings music education to her neighborhood

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3Arts Announces "Make a Wave"

3Arts Announces "Make a Wave"

published: Feb. 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:
Brynn Murphy/Elizabeth Neukirch
The Silverman Group, Inc.
312.932.9950
Brynn@silvermangroupchicago.com

3Arts celebrates 10th anniversary with unprecedented peer-to-peer giving program MAKE A WAVEhonoring more than 80 Chicago artists

STARZ Pour ...

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Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alum Jess Godwin Wins 2016 3Arts Award

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alum Jess Godwin Wins 2016 3Arts Award
Columbia College Theater Department
published: Oct. 11, 2016

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alum Jess Godwin Wins 2016 3Arts Award

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Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Jess Godwin ’05, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, has won a 2016 3Arts Award ...

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Artist Candace Hunter Receives Prestigious 3Arts Award

Artist Candace Hunter Receives Prestigious 3Arts Award
Chicago Defender
published: Oct. 6, 2016

Chicago Defenders Arts  & Culture Editor Candace Hunter is Awarded the Prestigious 3Arts Award

By Kai EL´ Zabar

Candace Hunter, artist and Chicago Defender’s own Arts & Culture Editor has been busy creating art, exhibiting art, talking about are ...

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Announcing 2016 3Arts Awards

Announcing 2016 3Arts Awards
3Arts
published: Oct. 3, 2016

Ten Chicago artists receive a total of $250,000 in unrestricted awards tonight at 9th annual 3Arts Awards

Over $2 million awarded to nearly 400 Chicago artists over nine years

CHICAGO, IL (October 3, 2016)–3Arts is honored ...

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Lakota: A Playboy Conversation with Frank Waln

Lakota: A Playboy Conversation with Frank Waln

published: Oct. 26, 2015

You may not know the name Frank Waln. I could tell you that he’s a 26-year old Sicangu Lakota rapper from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. I could tell you that he’s an award-winning artist, a globe-trotting emcee and producer. I ...

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Fo Wilson Receives 2015 3Arts Award

Fo Wilson Receives 2015 3Arts Award
COLUMBIA COLLEGE ART DEPT. BLOG, by BJ Allen
published: Oct. 25, 2015

A & AH faculty member Fo Wilson is the recipient of a 2015 3Arts award. Presented to women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilitiesworking in the performing, teaching, and visual arts, 3arts awardees are selected through a nomination ...

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Two Columbia Artists Take Home 3Arts Awards

Two Columbia Artists Take Home 3Arts Awards
COLUMBIA COLLEGE NEWS, by Evan Kleekamp
published: Oct. 25, 2015

“Artists have very critical eyes, ears and mouths,” says Fo Wilson, visual artist, Art & Art History associate professor, and a winner of this year’s 3Arts Award. “It’s part of our human disposition to look at and examine the ...

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3Arts Announces Awards Recipients

3Arts Announces Awards Recipients
AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE, by American Theatre Editors
published: Oct. 25, 2015

CHICAGO: 3Arts announced the 10 recipients of its 8th annual 3Arts Awards. The nonprofit organization recognizes female artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities for their accomplishments in the fields of performing, teaching, and visual art. Rewarded for their theatrical work are actors Allen Gilmore and ...

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Hyde Park Actor receives award

Hyde Park Actor receives award
HYDE PARK HERALD, by Sam Rappaport
published: Oct. 25, 2015

Hyde Park resident Allen Gilmore is the recipient of a $25,000 unrestricted grant, awarded by 3Arts, an organization supporting local artists-especially women artists, artists of color and artists with disabilities.

As part of its 8th annual 3Arts Awards, the ...

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Fo Wilson – Re-presenting historic narratives

Fo Wilson – Re-presenting historic narratives
GRAPHIC DESIGN WOMEN, by LWilliams
published: Oct. 25, 2015

Fo Wilson is an artist/designer, educator, independent curator, and writer. Her current studio work uses constructed space and furniture forms to create experiences that reposition historical objects and/or aesthetics in a contemporary context and offers audiences new ways ...

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Ten Chicago Artists To Watch This Year

Ten Chicago Artists To Watch This Year
CHICAGOIST, by Carrie McGath
published: Oct. 25, 2015

A local nonprofit has chosen ten Chicago artists to watch this year.

The organization 3Arts, which awards artists working in arts education, performance, dance and the visual arts, is giving out $250,000 to these ten local artists Monday night ...

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2015 3Arts Awardees Announced

2015 3Arts Awardees Announced

published: Oct. 5, 2015

CHICAGO, IL (October 5, 2015)–3Arts is honored to announce the ten recipients of its 8th annual 3Arts Awards, presented to women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts ...

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The 312: ‘color Theory': A Real, Live Art Intervention For Englewood

The 312: ‘color Theory': A Real, Live Art Intervention For Englewood
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, by Adrienne Samuels Gibbs
published: Dec. 13, 2014

Harold’s Chicken Red. Ultrasheen Blue. Pink Oil Moisturizer Pink. Currency Exchange Yellow.

Perhaps you chuckled. If you did, then you’re familiar with the culturally historical colors of Chicago’s black community. And if you’ve noticed that those very colors are popping ...

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Columbia alumna wins $25,000 3Arts award

Columbia alumna wins $25,000 3Arts award
THE COLUMBIA CHRONICLE, by Jennifer Boylen
published: Oct. 27, 2014

Sophia Nahli Allison, a 2014 photojournalism alumna, has been selected as a recipient of a $25,000 grant from 3Arts, a nonprofit that advocates for artists of color, women artists and artists with disabilities. 

Each year, 3Arts selects 10 ...

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Co-Founder of Evanston's Actors Gymnasium Receives 3Arts Award Worth $25,000

Co-Founder of Evanston's Actors Gymnasium Receives 3Arts Award Worth $25,000
CITY OF EVANSTON
published: Oct. 10, 2014

Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Actors Gymnasium Sylvia Hernandez-Distasi is among several recipients to receive the 3Arts Award that recognizes the commitment of women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities by awarding winners with a $25,000 ...

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Recipients of Chicago’s 3Arts Awards Announced

Recipients of Chicago’s 3Arts Awards Announced
ARTFORUM
published: Oct. 8, 2014

On Monday night, the Chicago nonprofit 3Arts announced the ten winners of its annual awards for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities. The cash prize going to each awardee was upped this year to $25,000; previous ...

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Chicago 3Arts Announces Winners of Annual 3Arts Awards

 Chicago 3Arts Announces Winners of Annual 3Arts Awards
BROADWAY WORLD
published: Oct. 7, 2014

Chicago nonprofit 3Arts has increased the amount of its annual unrestricted awards for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities to$25,000, effective with the 7th annual 3Arts Awards tonight, Oct. 6, 2014. Ten Chicago-area artists working ...

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Winners Of 3Arts Awards Named

Winners Of 3Arts Awards Named
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, by Hedy Weiss
published: Oct. 6, 2014

Ten Chicago-area artists working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts will receive a total of $250,000 in 3Arts Awards tonight, Oct. 6, during a celebratory gathering to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art. And this year’s ...

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3Arts 2014 Award winners announced

3Arts 2014 Award winners announced
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, by Johnny Oleksinski
published: Oct. 6, 2014

3Arts, the local non-profit organization that supports women artists, artists of color and artists with disabilities, announced the recipients of its 2014 awards at a ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday night. Each of the 10 recipients ...

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Chicago non-profit 3Arts increases individual 3Arts Awards by 67%

Chicago non-profit 3Arts increases individual 3Arts Awards by 67%

published: Oct. 6, 2014

CHICAGO, IL (October 6, 2014)—Chicago nonprofit 3Arts has increased the amount of its annual unrestricted awards for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities to $25,000, effective with the 7th annual 3Arts Awards tonight, Oct. 6 ...

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Nonprofit Helps Fund Chicago Jazz Singer’s New Album

Nonprofit Helps Fund Chicago Jazz Singer’s New Album
CHICAGO DEFENDER, by Andrea V. Watson
published: Oct. 1, 2014

Chicago vocalist, Dee Alexander, has been singing jazz since she was a little girl and with the help of a local nonprofit, she has recorded another album.

Songs My Mother Loves pays tribute to Alexander’s mother. The CD has many tracks ...

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Highland Park actor translates play into sign language

Highland Park actor translates play into sign language
HIGHLAND PARK NEWS, by Myra Petlicki
published: Sept. 25, 2014

Actions can speak louder than words. That’s what actor, teacher and photographer Robert Schleifer, who is deaf, demonstrates to his many acting and singing students. It’s also something that the Highland Park resident plans to show through his translation of ...

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News: Riva Lehrer Chosen for New 3Arts and UI…

News: Riva Lehrer Chosen for New 3Arts and UI…
NEWCITY, by Matt Morris
published: Sept. 5, 2014

On September 3, the nonprofit organization 3Arts announced that visual artist Riva Lehrer was one of the first two recipients of a newly created artist fellowship residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) that will support “the creation ...

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New 3Arts residencies on Disability Culture - projects in theater, visual arts - University of Illinois at Chicago

New 3Arts residencies on Disability Culture - projects in theater, visual arts - University of Illinois at Chicago
ABILITY CHICAGO INFO, by Jim Watkins
published: Sept. 4, 2014

3Arts announced today the creation of two 3Arts Fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), unprecedented artist residencies focused on supporting the creation of new work by local artists with disabilities who are actively engaged in raising awareness ...

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New artist residencies focused on disability culture

New artist residencies focused on disability culture
DIGITAL JOURNAL, by Robert Kingett
published: Sept. 3, 2014

There are not many residencies for artists and or writers with disabilities. Mostly residencies are for everybody, but a nonprofit organization has partnered with a university to provide unprecedented residencies.

3Arts announced today the creation of two 3Arts Fellowships at ...

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3Arts Announces Creation of Two 3Arts Fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago

3Arts Announces Creation of Two 3Arts Fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago
BROADWAY WORLD, by Visual Arts News Desk
published: Sept. 3, 2014

CHICAGO, IL (August 11, 2014) -- 3Arts announced today the creation of two 3Arts Fellowships at theUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), unprecedented artist residencies focused on supporting the creation of new work by local artists with disabilities who are actively ...

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Will Chicago's most daring and virtuosic jazz singer finally get the recognition she deserves?

Will Chicago's most daring and virtuosic jazz singer finally get the recognition she deserves?
CHICAGO READER, by David Whiteis
published: July 24, 2014

Dee Alexander has earned international acclaim, but fame has eluded her. Her great new album, Songs My Mother Loves, might change that.

Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander is internationally recognized as one of the most gifted and versatile vocal stylists ...

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Actress with MS Helps Others with Same Disability

Actress with MS Helps Others with Same Disability
ABC7 CHICAGO, by Karen Meyer
published: March 1, 2014

A Chicago actress with multiple sclerosis is on a mission to help other artists with the same disability. It has been 23 years since Mierka Girden, 44, was diagnosed with MS. She dealt with depression and sadness but realized that ...

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