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!
  • Hale Smith Memoir

    • $7,046 raised of $7,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 101% funded

    Using interviews and archives, I am writing a memoir about Hale Smith, “the world’s most famous unknown composer.” Hale Smith’s music was recorded and performed by countless luminaries. Readers will laugh, cry, and revel in Hale’s illustrious life in this …

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  • (Un)Imagined Lives

    • $39,330 raised of $25,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 157% funded

    Bridging continents, oceans, and centuries, I’m developing a new film that centers on queer, Black folx displaced by colonization and linked by speculative imaginings of joy and sexual freedom. My project, (Un)Imagined Lives, draws from Christina Sharpe’s monumental biographical …

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    • $7,862 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 157% funded

    For years, it has been my dream to create an interdisciplinary performance event that memorializes Chicago’s historic Jazz in the Alley movement. Told through a new dance opera artform that I’m developing, Memoirs of Jazz in the Alley will celebrate …

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  • MotherWords

    • $7,000 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 140% funded

    STRETCH GOAL! Thank you to each and every person who contributed to and shared this project! With the time left, I would like to keep fundraising towards a total goal of $7,000. With additional funds, I’ll be able to purchase …

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  • Veteran Arts Database

    • $6,020 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 120% funded

    The Veteran Arts Database (VAD) is a growing collection of interdisciplinary arts resources aimed to bridge the gap between professional level arts and the military connected community. Supporting this project will enable us to empower veterans working as artists and …

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    • $5,275 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 106% funded

    Blk Ark: The Impossible Manifestation is a multimodal project consisting of a live performance, community co-created sound score, and scholarly digital publication. Inspired by Ẹsẹ̀ntáyé, a Yoruba ceremony wherein a baby’s destiny is revealed, Blk Ark is a destiny of …

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    • $8,523 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 170% funded

    I am arranging music by the late composer Connie Converse, who wrote brilliant folk and art songs between 1945-1961 and whose work was almost entirely uncelebrated in her lifetime. Together with vocalist Emmy Bean and instrumentalists from the 5th Wave …

    Read more about Her Only Light: The Songs of Connie Converse
  • The Set

    • $5,088 raised of $4,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 127% funded

    I come from a lineage of brilliant movers, from my grandfather Sam Boyd down to my parents Donald and June Boyd. With this new documentary film, The Set, I will celebrate my father’s 50-year journey as a Chicago Stepper …

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  • The Family Recording

    • $5,003 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 100% funded

    Welcome to The Family Recording for I See Music, a project that will result in a new EP of five original songs written, performed, and produced by Blind or low vision learners and instructors. With community support, we will release …

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    • $10,650 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 213% funded

    I am creating a limited-edition artist book that centers on my return to photography and reflects the resilience and complexity of my home community of Pilsen. Through portraits of people and place, this will be an archive of Pilsen’s ever-changing …

    Read more about Luz: Seeing the Space Between Us

 

3AP is funded in part by support from:

 Department of Cultural Affairs logo Illinois Arts Council