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!
  • Futura: Past Forward

    • $6,137 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 123% funded

    I am working on a new collaborative multidisciplinary performance work, Futura: Past Forward, that applies principles of the Bauhaus modernist art movement to dance while also challenging notions of what constitutes choreography. This will be the next major work …

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  • Undercover Episodes

    • $7,867 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 157% funded

    Undercover Episodes is a performance series with a live original score and dynamic set and stage design intended to deepen and transform one’s experience of contemporary dance. In developing this work, I realized that part of what I love most …

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  • Waver

    • $4,010 raised of $3,600 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 111% funded

    Waver is a dance project about embracing loss. It’s about the dizzying moments of discovery when we realize that our mental maps have misled us—about our bodies, our culture, our world—and suddenly new spaces open up. Boundaries dissolve and materialize …

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  • Serial Dreamer: Co-Op

    • $6,112 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 122% funded

    Chicago’s artists inspired me to dream. A few years ago when I was new to Chicago, I would run down Lakeshore Drive, listening to R&B and dreaming of televisual narratives. I was serially dreaming, casting as characters the artists who …

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  • Bamako*Chicago Sound System

    • $4,010 raised of $4,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 100% funded

    As a musician, I’ve dreamed for years about bringing two artistic communities together: Chicago’s modern jazz with the traditional sounds and instrumentation of Bamako, Mali. In 2014-15 I had the opportunity to collaborate with West African kora master, Ballaké Sissoko …

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    • $10,160 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 203% funded

    Throughout my 15-year acting career, Chicago has been my home and its theater scene my greatest support network. Many of my first roles were performed for theaters whose missions are committed to honoring the Black aesthetic in theater. Now I …

    Read more about Scene Study: Black Theater in Chicago
    • $25,191 raised of $25,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 101% funded

    Each year, we invite people from all across Chicago to join us in supporting a $25,000 3Arts Award that will be given to a local artist who is making important contributions to our city. We name this award in honor …

    Read more about 2017 3Arts Community Award
  • Project Tool

    • $5,486 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 110% funded

    Project Tool is a dance performance installation in which I will build a collection of sprung wood dance floors. What is learned physically, emotionally, and conceptually in the process of building will become the material that is used to craft …

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  • A Study in Rhyme & Song

    • $5,175 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 104% funded

    A Study in Rhyme & Song is a mobile exhibition project with accompanying performance elements that draws upon research about sound-system culture, minstrel songs, and vaudeville traditions. At its core, I want to explore the history and continuing legacy of …

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  • Dancing Around the World

    • $6,827 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 137% funded

    My life and my art are about embodying the "fleeting moment" that is inherent to dance: the moment that makes people feel alive in the act of creativity. Two years ago I embarked on a journey of a lifetime with …

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