Crowdfunding with a Match

3AP (3Arts Projects) is a unique crowdfunding platform with a built-in match that helps Chicago artists finance new creative work.
3Arts matches 1/3 of each project goal, charges no fees to artists, and offers mentoring and technical support.
3Arts will match your support!
  • Xochiotia; at El Paseo

    • $5,250 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 105% funded

    Xochiotia, nahuatl (Uto-Aztec language): to tinge something with the smell or color of roses, or to decorate something with flowers; to flower.

    Xochiotia; at El Paseo is an outdoor sculpture project hosted by the El Paseo Community Garden in the …

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  • The Yadda Yadda EP

    • $7,680 raised of $3,750 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 205% funded

    STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED! In just two days, we surpassed our initial fundraising goal! I’m floored. On behalf of the whole band, thank you for believing in us, investing in us, telling your friends, and sending us messages of encouragement. It …

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  • Queer In(n)

    • $17,276 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 346% funded

    STRETCH GOAL! We’re blown away! On behalf of our team, we are deeply grateful to all those who have believed in this project and in us. In the final hours of this campaign, we’re still fundraising to support the full …

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    • $39,520 raised of $30,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 132% funded

    STRETCH GOAL! Thanks to BMO Harris Bank and the generous donors who helped us reach our initial goal, we are now inviting contributions to refuel our 3ER (3Arts Emergency Response) program. Many artists in the 3Arts network are still experiencing …

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    • $5,662 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 113% funded

    After months of working at home in quiet solitude, I am excited to share a new direction in my artistic practice that was born out of my love for drawing and a newfound realization of myself as a woman with …

    Read more about They've Tried to Tell You Who You Are
  • Everything Moves With Me

    • $7,145 raised of $4,500 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 159% funded

    STRETCH GOAL! Thanks to the many generous supporters of this project, we have reached our initial funding goal to fabricate the mobile units! The enthusiasm built around the campaign has expanded our vision for Everything Moves With Me, allowing …

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    • $3,290 raised of $3,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 110% funded

    For me, dance is the art of being like a condor hovering in the breeze. Though its outstretched wings appear still, they exist in constant transformation as they collaborate with the ever-changing conditions of the unseen winds. Inspired by this …

    Read more about Inception: ETHOS Episode II
  • Daredevils: No Depression

    • $5,103 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 102% funded

    I am raising funds to support a new devised physical theater piece created with the signature “daredevils aesthetic." It’s a wild time so it’s the perfect time to make a new Daredevils show. In my experience, the best way to …

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  • FORCE! an opera in three acts

    • $7,531 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 151% funded


    STRETCH GOAL! Thank you to those who've helped me reach my initial goal of $5,000. Every dollar of that initial goal is going to performers and composers over the next several months as we craft the opera. With the …

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  • She Was

    • $4,943 raised of $4,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 124% funded

    As a singer, I’ve always been interested in how the musical voice can be used to convey emotion, make connections, and communicate story. Recently, I’ve been co-developing a new performance work with Kaitlin Foley and Diana Lawrence of Artemisia that …

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