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!
    • $5,630 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 113% funded

    Focusing on the dance forms of bomba and vogue, I am organizing a creative exchange among Black artists in Chicago and Puerto Rico to learn from and interrogate the ways in which gender and sexuality impact Black diasporic traditions. Our …

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  • Invisible Labors

    • $6,347 raised of $4,400 goal
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      • 144% funded

    To honor the little-known contributions of Chicago’s early women agricultural and cultural workers, I am collaborating on a new publication entitled Invisible Labors, inspired by a recent research and garden project in the Morgan Park and Beverly neighborhoods formerly known …

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  • Zac Efron

    • $5,675 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 114% funded

    It’s time for American theater to look more like America, one story at a time. I’m producing a live reading of my new play Zac Efron, which focuses on two Queer Asian Americans looking for love, who in their journey …

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  • Trust in Life

    • $3,530 raised of $3,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 118% funded

    With a community of movers and thinkers, we’re creating a Spring performance called Trust in Life that puts trust at center court as a way of envisioning self-realization and collective healing. Guided by play and improvisational training, this piece will …

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  • Turn: An Artist Book

    • $5,964 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 119% funded

    I am a poet and visual artist who has always dreamed of combining my work in these artforms together into a beautifully hand-bound artist book. With this campaign, I am hoping to realize this dream by raising funds to produce …

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  • A Dance for a Time Being

    • $11,000 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 220% funded

    A Dance for a Time Being will explore the aging body and place; revealing the traces we leave behind in the spaces in which we move. I will collaborate with six dancers who are over the age of 60 and …

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  • Acknowledgement

    • $13,520 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 270% funded

    With this campaign, I’m raising funds to create ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, an unfolding film series centering the ancestral peoples of this land, water, and sky, specifically within this city of Zhegagoynak, Illiniwek, aka “Chicago.” I believe now is an urgent time …

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  • Kurokami E{m}Urge

    • $5,017 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 100% funded

    With this campaign, I am seeking to adapt one of my latest dance performances into an experimental film that incorporates virtual reality technology and other contemporary interventions in traditional Japanese classical dance. This project, “Kurokami E{m}Urge,” is part of a …

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  • Resilient Voices

    • $5,380 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 108% funded

    As a public artist, I am dedicated to the well-being of my neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. During the summer of 2020’s wave of peaceful protests and rallies for racial justice, I both participated in and witnessed the …

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  • Chicka-Dee-Dee-Dee!

    • $6,592 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 132% funded

    Chicka-Dee-Dee-Dee! is my current project-in-development, a visual and textual essay exploring the relationships between people, flora, and fauna in landscapes and cityscapes of North America, giving special emphasis to prairielands and their native grasses. The project will accumulate into a …

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