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!
  • Color(ed) Theories

    • $7,392 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 148% funded

    Color(ed) Theories is a new publication that will compile photographs, anecdotes, and essays archiving my 2013-2015 site-specific painted house installations called Color(ed) Theory. The publication will artfully present the extensive documentation created throughout the project, along with essays that …

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    • $10,125 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 202% funded

    With this campaign, my goal is to complete a project that has been difficult to turn back to, but that quite literally helped me find my voice as an artist. The Streets Are Ours: Two Lives Cross in Karachi is …

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  • Night of the Living Moms

    • $4,005 raised of $4,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 100% funded

    Night of the Living Moms is a garland of narratives told through poetry, dance, and performance about what it’s like to be a mother and an artist/academic/community activist. Not often do we hear about adoptive mothers, queer moms, foster moms, …

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  • My Charming Murderer

    • $16,290 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 326% funded

    With your support, I am excited to record my début album, entitled My Charming Murderer. As the founding pianist of the ensemble, Eighth Blackbird, now celebrating its 20th season, I have made over a dozen commercial recordings, including …

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    • $5,001 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 100% funded

    My project is to undertake an artistic exchange between my dance company, Lucky Plush Productions, and the Cuban-based group, Danza Teatro Retazos. The dissolving of barriers between our two countries provides an unparalleled opportunity for us to visit Cuba for …

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  • Verge

    • $4,240 raised of $4,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 106% funded

    With my new work Verge, I want to bring people back to ballet, and vice versa. Challenging traditional notions of gender, body type, and identity often found in classical ballet, my aim with Verge is to make this art …

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  • Gentle Shepherd

    • $6,042 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 121% funded

    The Gentle Shepherd is the first Scottish “folk opera” ever written, published in 1725 by the poet Allan Ramsay. I first happened upon this work by accident while sifting through a bunch of Scottish folk music. As a baroque violinist …

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  • what the body knows

    • $3,655 raised of $3,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 122% funded

    With your support, I will produce the final phase of what the body knows: an in-depth choreographic project focused on the complex intersection and legacies of race and disability. The dances will unfold as a suite of solos and …

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    • $25,336 raised of $25,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 101% funded

    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 …

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  • Seen + Heard

    • $5,678 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 114% funded

    Seen + Heard is a project that promotes and advocates for cultural works made by people ages 0-12. With your support, I will create the first and only living repository of children’s visual art, music, philosophy, science, theater, poetry, political …

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