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!
  • Floating Museum

    • $7,372 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 147% funded

    Floating Museum is a mobile and adaptive exhibition structure that will move by land and water throughout the city of Chicago. Blending creative placemaking, activism, and the field of museum studies, the project will create a uniquely flexible platform for …

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  • In the Company of Black

    • $5,692 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 114% funded

    In the Company of Black is a photography publication that will bring together images of black people who represent everyday folks. For the past seven years, I have developed a body of work that focuses on portraits of extraordinarily, ordinary …

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  • Openwork

    • $5,065 raised of $4,500 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 113% funded

    Openwork is a new performance piece that challenges the distinction between craft and art by magnifying the activity of knitting into a dance. An elaborate landscape is formed by dancers who use their limbs as knitting needles to create floor-to-ceiling …

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    • $6,102 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 122% funded

    Smart Ass Cripple: The Movie is a short biographical documentary about Mike Ervin, a playwright, disability rights activist, and writer of the blog “Smart Ass Cripple.” As a disabled artist myself, I have always appreciated Mike’s work and felt that …

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    • $7,677 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 154% funded

    Building a Wall Through My Father is a longterm, multifaceted project that centers on the construction/destruction of a 65 foot block wall across family property in Jamaica. The construction of the wall allows me to apprentice with my father, a …

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  • The Mobile Street Art Cart

    • $5,075 raised of $3,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 169% funded

    As a teaching artist with nearly twenty years of experience working in schools and arts organizations, I am excited to create a “Mobile Street Art Cart” that will bring collaborative, community-relevant artmaking to the streets of Chicago. For the past …

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  • EveryBODY Has a Story

    • $3,637 raised of $3,500 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 104% funded

    EveryBODY Has a Story is a six-week workshop for adults with disabilities to learn to share and perform their personal stories. As a performer, playwright, and person with a disability myself, I know the transformative power of storytelling and the …

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  • Chicago Jazz String Summit

    • $5,797 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 116% funded

    The 2016 Chicago Jazz String Summit (CJSS) is a weekend festival of performances that will highlight the achievements of local, national, and international string players who make bold statements in jazz, improvised, and new music today. There are few music …

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  • Fielding

    • $8,050 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 161% funded

    Fielding is an educational program geared to empowering young women and gender variant youth (ages 14-18) with design and build skills. Working in collaboration with a team of other skilled artists, I am raising funds to organize two week long …

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  • Ma(s)king Her

    • $5,117 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 102% funded

    Ma(s)king Her is an AfroSurrealist dance theater work centered on women of color as empowered future beings, countering a real life narrative where their presence is more often subjugated to silence and/or invisibility. Honey Pot Performance (HPP), our creative collaborative …

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3AP is funded in part by support from:

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