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December Artist News

December Artist News

published: Nov. 23, 2021

KAREEM BANDEALY (2011 3Arts Awardee) and BETHANY THOMAS (2019 3Arts/RH, Restoration Hardware Awardee)

Now through December 31, Kareem and Bethany are featured cast members in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theater. In the production, Kareem plays Jacob Marley …

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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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Announcing 2021 Next Level Spare Room Awards

Announcing 2021 Next Level Spare Room Awards

published: Nov. 2, 2021

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

Visual artists Tirtza Even, Aram Han Sifuentes, and Candace Hunter each receive $50,000 as 2021 3Arts Next Level/Spare Room Awardees

CHICAGO, IL (November …

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November Artist News

November Artist News

PRESS RELEASE: 2021 3Arts Awards

PRESS RELEASE: 2021 3Arts Awards

published: Oct. 18, 2021

3Arts awards nearly $1 million dollars in a single night to Chicago’s women artists, artists of color, and Deaf and disabled artists, marking largest award year in organization’s history

Virtual awards event on November 1 is FREE for the public …

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October Artist Events

October Artist Events

published: Sept. 30, 2021

 

BRANDI BERRY BENSON (2014 3Arts Awardee/ Gertrude E Grisham Awardee) & RONNIE KULLER (2013 3Arts Awardee) 

On October 1, both Brandi and Ronnie are part of this year’s Ear Taxi Festival. Brandi’s group, the Bach + Beethoven Experience, …

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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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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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