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!
  • Tones of Belonging

    • $3,650 raised of $2,500 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 146% funded

    As a dance artist influenced by feminism and the queer experience, I have been developing a multifaceted project called Tones of Belonging that merges dance performance with somatic healing. After presenting a series of performances in partnership with sculptor Corinne …

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  • Chicago, I See You

    • $5,355 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 107% funded

    As a filmmaker who hails from West Africa, Ghana, I explore through my work the lived experiences of African people around the globe and how identity is constructed for survival, struggle, resistance, and reinvention as it relates to colonialism, slavery, …

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  • Amok Festival 15

    • $5,450 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 109% funded

    Amok Festival '15 debuts the performance work, Amok, and a series of related events inspired by the show as part of a weekend-long festival taking place December 4-6 at Links Hall. Focusing on Indonesia, my ensemble theater piece, Amok, …

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    • $3,170 raised of $3,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 106% funded

    Ever since I began studying percussion at the age of 12, I’ve had a fascination with creating new rhythms and sounds within the world of percussive music. For the past seven years, I have devoted myself to experimenting with the …

    Read more about Cajon & Percussion: Outside The Box
  • And the Spirit Moved Me

    • $5,445 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 109% funded

    Legacy, nature, spirituality, and artistic research combine in this multi-tiered project to develop a new evening-length dance work entitled And the Spirit Moved Me. Inspired by modern dance master, Sybil Shearer (1912-2005) and my personal explorations of nature and …

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  • The #KiarahFreshWall

    • $2,600 raised of $2,500 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 104% funded

    The #KiarahFreshWall is a memorial graffiti mural in honor of Kiarah Lazo, who tragically passed away on March 30, 2015. At the young age of 23, Kiarah was enrolled at Columbia College Chicago and had dreams of becoming a graffiti …

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  • Girl Detective Paintings

    • $2,425 raised of $2,400 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 101% funded

    Ever since I was a young girl, I have been an avid fan of the Nancy Drew character and book series, which was first published in 1930. A role model who challenged many gender stereotypes of her time, Nancy was …

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  • Braids

    • $3,235 raised of $3,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 108% funded

    Braids is a new series of photographic portraits and video, portraying the profound beauty and nuanced artistry of hair braiding. Originally conceived in 2002, Braids will finally be produced this fall with the support of this 3AP campaign. Over the …

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  • Reality is Not Good Enough

    • $5,367 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 107% funded

    Reality Is Not Good Enough is a video and photography series that turns reality TV on its head, especially the shows featuring a mostly African-American female cast. Beyond a parody, this will be an artistic inquiry into the tropes of …

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    • $25,750 raised of $25,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 103% funded

    For the first time ever, the 3Arts Board of Directors is launching a 3AP campaign to raise funds to support a 2015 3Arts Community Award. We invite YOU, the Chicago community, to join us and show your support …

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3AP is funded in part by support from:

 Department of Cultural Affairs logo Illinois Arts Council