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!
  • Fielding

    • $8,050 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 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
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      • 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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  • 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 …

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  • 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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3AP is funded in part by support from:

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