2023 3Arts Community Award

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This project will only be funded if $30,000 is contributed to 3Arts by May 26, 2023, 11:59PM
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Become a champion of Chicago artists by supporting the 2023 3Arts Community Award campaign.

Every contribution, from $5 and up, will collectively fund a $30,000 unrestricted award to honor an outstanding artist whose presence and work uplift our community.

Any funds raised above our goal will refuel our 3ER (3Arts Emergency Response) fund. Originally launched during the height of pandemic shutdowns, this fund continues to support 3Arts artists with urgent needs.

About This Project

“Receiving the Community Award really lights me up. I've always wanted to be a part of a renaissance. Old folks in church used to call it "revival." Something stirs up in each of us and we work together again, because we remember who we are and we remember what matters - and what sustains us as living beings.”
~Nashon Holloway, 2022 3Arts/BMO Harris Bank Community Awardee

Each year, ten Chicago artists who reflect our mission receive 3Arts Awards of $30,000, with no strings attached. Artists may use the awards to support new work, pay off debt, purchase equipment, travel, or start a savings account—or however they wish. For most of them, our award is the first they have received.

An unrestricted award is significant on its own, but 3Arts Awards represent more than just cash. They are the entry point to career-spanning support that helps artists build momentum over time. 3Arts awardees are eligible for project funding, residency fellowships, informal and formal professional development, and promotion. Learn more about the 3Arts Awards selection process and past recipients.

Save the date! We will announce the new Community Award recipient on November 13 during the 2023 3Arts Awards Homecoming Reunion.

Thank yous

Contribute any amount or choose from the levels below.

  • $10
    Our eternal gratitude! Every amount counts and will make an artist feel valued. ($10.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $30
    Above, plus your name listed onscreen at the 2023 3Arts Awards Homecoming Reunion on November 13. ($30.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $130
    Above, plus an invitation to a 3Arts Awards preview party. ($80.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $300
    Above, plus one complimentary ticket to the 2023 3Arts Awards Homecoming Reunion on November 13. ($150.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $500
    Above, plus an additional complimentary ticket to the 2023 3Arts Awards Homecoming Reunion on November 13. ($250.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $1000
    Above, plus an invitation for you and a guest to attend a 3Arts Awardee performance. ($650.00 is tax deductible.)


3Arts is a nonprofit organization that supports Chicago’s women artists, artists of color, and Deaf and disabled artists who work in the performing, teaching, and visual arts. By providing cash awards, project funding, residency fellowships, professional development, and promotion, 3Arts …

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