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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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September Artist Events

September Artist Events

published: Sept. 2, 2021

AVERY R. YOUNG (2012 3Arts/Merrill Lynch Awardee)
Now through October 29, viewers can experience the original film that captures the Lyric Opera’s sold-out production of Twilight: Gods, a re-imagining of the final chapter of Wagner’s epic Ring cycle. …

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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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"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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