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!
  • Raising an Invisible Monument

    • $6,342 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 127% funded

    For several years I’ve been researching and teaching curriculum that focuses on the history of youth organizing for civil rights during the 1960-70s in Chicago. The important role that middle and high school students played in the movement is relatively …

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  • Search Party

    • $6,445 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 129% funded

    For the past two years I have been collaborating with a group of women and queer artists to develop SEARCH PARTY, a live dance work that challenges and reconstructs the boundaries we face by exploring agency, freedom, and expectation. …

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  • Always Greener

    • $7,620 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 152% funded

    Always Greener is a groundbreaking new musical that asks what people with disabilities want rather than what they need. This musical aims to dispel any myths about disability that are perpetuated on stage, and to put people with disabilities back …

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  • Heliocentric

    • $5,300 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 106% funded

    Heliocentric is a collection of songs that explores the effects of my immigrant story on my interpersonal life since my mother and I fled from Haiti to the United States under the Duvalier Regime in the 1980’s. Written over a …

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  • Casa Radesti

    • $5,422 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 108% funded

    I have always wanted to be a host. When I was six years old my parents had to stop me from constantly inviting people into our apartment. As this desire never left me, I’ve now found a way I can …

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  • Tres Fridas

    • $6,662 raised of $4,700 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 142% funded

    The goal of this campaign is to raise funds to exhibit the Tres Fridas project at Bridgeport Arts Center in Chicago during the month of September 2019. Tres Fridas is a collaboration between myself, Mariam Pare, and Tara Ahern. We …

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    • $5,572 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 111% funded

    For many, the scale and magnitude of climate change is incomprehensible, leaving us feeling powerless to the imminent crisis. Our project, Requiem: A White Wanderer, uses a creative multi-sensory approach to address this emotional experience and allow us to …

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  • Spiderf*rt Press

    • $5,051 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 101% funded

    Spiderf*rt Press publishes new, experimental books at the intersection of performance and literature. I founded the press last year with four collaborating editors. Now we are working toward the release of our first title: a book by the Chicago-based collective …

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  • Rhinestones

    • $3,752 raised of $2,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 188% funded

    For the past five years I’ve been working with rhinestones to create mixed media artwork. Now, with this project, I am producing these pieces on a grander scale with much larger wooden panels. My rhinestone artwork is inspired by my …

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  • Order of Service

    • $4,073 raised of $4,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 102% funded

    Order of Service is a personal and universal ode to an ancestral legacy in which sound and sacred space are tools for healing. It is a loving tribute to my grandmother, LaRuth Bush-Carr, whose voice and sound recordings will be …

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3AP is funded in part by support from:

  Illinois Arts Council