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!
  • The Set

    • $5,088 raised of $4,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 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
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 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
  • Prosthetic on Vinyl

    • $3,575 raised of $3,500 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 102% funded

    For a musician, nothing compares to putting an album out on vinyl. With this campaign, I’m raising funds to help me do just that with my latest recording called Prosthetic. In addition to being an immersive sonic experience, this …

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    • $47,320 raised of $30,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 158% funded

    Become a champion of Chicago artists by supporting the 2022 3Arts/BMO Community Award campaign.

    Every contribution, from $5 and up, will collectively fund a $30,000 unrestricted award that will be given to an extraordinary artist making a difference in our …

    Read more about 2022 3Arts/BMO Community Award
  • Waking Giants

    • $5,000 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 100% funded
      • 0% to go

    Waking Giants is a yearlong project that will manifest in a larger than life, motion sensitive, animatronic figurative sculpture. It will involve a six-month learning period in Chicago, a two-month residency in Portugal, and a four-month period dedicated to planning …

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  • Memorials Pilgrimage

    • $22,655 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 453% funded

    My work as an artist and sculptor is informed by memorialization, religion, time, and ancestries. For years, I’ve studied iconic ancient works but only from afar and in pictures. Now I have a chance to research and work with them …

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    • $5,630 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 113% funded

    Focusing on the dance forms of bomba and vogue, I am organizing a creative exchange among Black artists in Chicago and Puerto Rico to learn from and interrogate the ways in which gender and sexuality impact Black diasporic traditions. Our …

    Read more about Black Performance Exchange
  • Invisible Labors

    • $6,347 raised of $4,400 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 144% funded

    To honor the little-known contributions of Chicago’s early women agricultural and cultural workers, I am collaborating on a new publication entitled Invisible Labors, inspired by a recent research and garden project in the Morgan Park and Beverly neighborhoods formerly known …

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  • Zac Efron

    • $5,675 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 114% funded

    It’s time for American theater to look more like America, one story at a time. I’m producing a live reading of my new play Zac Efron, which focuses on two Queer Asian Americans looking for love, who in their journey …

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3AP is funded in part by support from:

 Department of Cultural Affairs logo Illinois Arts Council