2016 3Arts Community Award

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In a Nutshell

UPDATE: Thanks to your donations, we are thrilled to announce that William Estrada is the 2016 3Arts Community Awardee. 

It’s time for the 2016 3Arts Community Award, when we invite people from every corner of Chicago to join together to support a $25,000 3Arts Award in honor of our community.

Every time we give a Chicago artist one of our awards, we are offering up far more than cash. We are sending loud applause for a job well done, gratitude for work that matters to everyone it touches, and a boost of recognition at an important career juncture. There is nothing like the feeling of investing directly in the artists who keep the creative engines revving in our city.

Nearly 100 Chicagoans gave to this city-wide effort in 2015. This year, we’re hoping that even more people will pitch in—at $1.00 and up—and show their support for the local artists whose work makes Chicago a special place to live and visit. 

Please join us. Every dollar you contribute will go directly to one of ten 3Arts awardees selected by a national jury panel later this summer.

"When I found out that I was the 2015 3Arts Community Award recipient, I took it as a sign that the things that I do, the art that I create, the sacrifices that I make—that it matters. Sometimes that's what you need. You need somebody to believe in you, and to have so many people across Chicago believe in you, from all different backgrounds, all different communities, is amazing."
– Fawzia Mirza, 2015 3Arts Community Award Recipient

 

It’s time for the 2016 3Arts Community Award, when we invite people from every corner of Chicago to join together to support a $25,000 3Arts Award in honor of our community.

 

Nearly 100 Chicagoans gave to this city-wide effort last year. This year, we’re hoping that even more people will pitch in---at $1.00 and up---and show their support for the local artists whose work makes Chicago a special place to live and visit.

 

Please join us. Every dollar you contribute will go directly to one of ten 3Arts awardees selected by a national jury panel later this summer.

 

The recipient of the Community Award will be announced on October 3 at the annual 3Arts Awards celebration, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

 

“When I found out that I was the 2015 3Arts Community Award recipient, I took it as a sign that the things that I do, the art that I create, the sacrifices that I make, that it matters. Sometimes that’s what you need, you need somebody to believe in you, and to have so many people across Chicago believe in you, from all different backgrounds, all different communities, is amazing.” – Fawzia Mirza, 2015 3Arts Community Awardee

It’s time for the 2016 3Arts Community Award, when we invite people from every corner of Chicago to join together to support a $25,000 3Arts Award in honor of our community.

 

Nearly 100 Chicagoans gave to this city-wide effort last year. This year, we’re hoping that even more people will pitch in---at $1.00 and up---and show their support for the local artists whose work makes Chicago a special place to live and visit.

 

Please join us. Every dollar you contribute will go directly to one of ten 3Arts awardees selected by a national jury panel later this summer.

 

The recipient of the Community Award will be announced on October 3 at the annual 3Arts Awards celebration, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

 

“When I found out that I was the 2015 3Arts Community Award recipient, I took it as a sign that the things that I do, the art that I create, the sacrifices that I make, that it matters. Sometimes that’s what you need, you need somebody to believe in you, and to have so many people across Chicago believe in you, from all different backgrounds, all different communities, is amazing.” – Fawzia Mirza, 2015 3Arts Community Awardee


The Full Story...

When you donate to this campaign (in any amount), you become a champion of Chicago’s women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities who work in the performing, teaching, and visual arts.

Each year, ten Chicago artists who reflect our focus on equity receive 3Arts Awards of $25,000, with no strings attached. Artists may use the awards to defray expenses, pay off debt, purchase equipment, and focus on their creative process—or in any way they see fit.

With the 3Arts Community Award campaign, you can be part of this incredible support for Chicago artists. 3Arts will join you in this effort by matching up to 1/3 of the funding goal.

The recipient of the 2016 Community Award, along with the nine other 2016 award recipients, will be announced on October 3 at the annual 3Arts Awards celebration at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Join us, give what you can, and be part of making great art here in Chicago! 

Thank yous

Contribute any amount or choose from the levels below.

  • $30 - Your name in lights onscreen at the 3Arts Awards event on October 3, 2016.
    ($0.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $130 - Above, plus a special invitation to attend a private 3C (3ArtsConnects) salon event that brings 3Arts awardees together with 3C members who are part of our leadership giving program.
    ($0.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $300 - All of the above, plus two tickets to a performance featuring a 3Arts awardee, plus a chance to win a roundtrip “Green Pass” courtesy of Southwest Airlines.
    ($0.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $1300 - All of the above, plus complimentary, reserved seats for two at the 3Arts Awards event (Oct 3) and one-year of membership in 3C (3ArtsConnects), a leadership giving program that brings 3Arts awardees together with 3C members.
    ($0.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $3000 - All of the above, plus we’ll treat you to lunch with the 2016 3Arts Community Awardee.
    ($0.00 is tax deductible.)
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  • Update 1: Artists say it best
    Posted on April 04, 2016

    Thank you so much to everyone who has given to the 2016 3Arts Community Award campaign so far! We are 20% funded and getting a great response from people all across Chicago. Our past awardees are also helping to spread the word, including this from visual artist Cheryl Pope:

    "3Arts is a most genuine and thoughtful arts organization that I whole heartedly believe in! THANK YOU for helping creatives in CHICAGO become MORE!" (Cheryl Pope, 2015 Awardee in Visual Arts)

    With your donations to this campaign, we're showing artists in Chicago how much this city values and supports them. 

    Thank you!

    Update 2: Truly, artists say it best
    Posted on April 28, 2016

    We've had a great showing of support for this year's Community Award campaign so far! Thanks to all who have supported, we're 76% of the way there. 

    We thought we'd share another sentiment from a past 3Arts awardee, who is cheering this effort and helping to spread the word: 

    "Chicago People, Chicago Artists, give what you can, large or small, this is a beautiful award because it comes from US. Make it happen." --- Cauleen Smith, 2013 3Arts Awardee in Visual Arts

    Thank you, and please continue to share word of this campaign!

    • Thank you to the following for contributing to 3Arts with the recommendation that we support this project.

    • Meredith Brooks

    • Rose Parisi

    • Sydney Sidwell

    • Kam Buckner

    • Marcia Festen

    • Mel Smith

    • Jelani Rucker

    • Stephanie Quick

    • Steven Cade

    • David Klingenberger

    • Sarah Mirkin

    • Debra Hass

    • Cheryl Desir

    • Cat Tager

    • Greta Honold

    • Jena Levin

    • Lucy Honold

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    • Heather Gilbert

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    • Anonymous Supporter

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    • Fawzia Mirza

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    • Jennifer Gregory

    • Richard Betty Seid

    • Ross & Lauren Levine

    • Carol Coletta

    • Lisa Lee

    • Chip Fry and Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

    • Shawn Smith

    • James Fredrick

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    • Maria Gray

    • Pond Family Foundation Trust

    • Emily Green

    • Elizabeth Foster

    • Christy Prahl

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    • Sarah Mirkin

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    • Alison Zehr

    • The Joyce Foundation

    • Lauren Deutsch

    • Lorelei Stewart

    • Joanne Vena

    • Scott Lundius

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    • Jean Parisi

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    • Sydney Sidwell and Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

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    • Susan Eleuterio

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    • Anonymous Supporter

make it work

This is our way of helping great projects see the light of day, while introducing our community to some of Chicago’s most brilliant artists.

3AP is funded in part by grants from:

Joan Mitchell Foundation
The Joyce Foundation

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