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!
  • cresset: vibrant, rusting

    • $5,850 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 117% funded

    cresset: vibrant, rusting is a visceral experience of the possibility of composting death toward life and the embracing of decay’s beauty.

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    • $4,255 raised of $4,200 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 101% funded

    Inspired by early work by the WPA, "The Living News Project" is a new journalistic theater piece investigating homelessness in Chicago.

    Read more about The Living News Project SHELTER/CHICAGO
  • Haiku Festival

    • $5,307 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 106% funded

    Honoring the 10th anniversary of the Haiku Festival, which teaches poetry and promotes literacy for Chicago schoolchildren, this project will raise funds for a celebratory event featuring guest poet Sonia Sanchez.

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  • Songs My Mother Loves

    • $6,720 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 134% funded

    Celebrating the role of music in my life and my mother's creative influence, "Songs My Mother Loves" will be a new CD recording of favorite jazz compositions as a way of paying tribute and giving thanks. 

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  • Oasis

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

    This new evening-length dance work is inspired by a Middle Eastern love story and the juxtaposition of desert and oasis, with the real world meaning that the "real" and the "fantastic" exist in the same stream of thought.

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  • 57th Street Mosaic Underpass Mural

    • $5,078 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 102% funded

    This project will complete the second phase of a new public mural on Chicago's south side, engaging a nearby retirement community as well as elementary and high school students in the neighborhood. 

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    • $3,785 raised of $3,500 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 108% funded

    Aiming to help bridge the gap between the disabled and able-bodied, this fashion show and benefit will pair Chicago designers and models (disabled and able-bodied) to showcase garments that speak to the essence of the maker and wearer.

    Read more about Fashion Forward: Mixed-Ability Fashion Show
  • booker t. soltreyne

    • $3,026 raised of $3,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 101% funded

    Combining song, poetry, and interviews about race and politics, "booker t. soltreyne" is a new CD and archival project that reflects on how old pedagogies and processes of racism still exist in the Obama Era. 

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    • $4,249 raised of $4,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 106% funded

    Applying creative solutions to community health problems, this project will engage citizens and policy leaders in creating games, socio-dramas, and other educational materials as part of a new lending library of tools to support good health and well-being.

    Read more about Creating Tools for Community Health
  • Purging - Stop Animation

    • $3,598 raised of $3,500 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 103% funded

    This project will help me collaborate with two visual artists to produce a companion stop-motion animation video for our new single "Purging." 

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3AP is funded in part by support from:

  Illinois Arts Council