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!
  • The Factotum

    • $10,271 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 205% funded

    As a professional opera singer, I’ve always felt that this classic art form can do better to engage youth of color. With this campaign, I’m hoping to help do that by adapting Rossini’s The Barber of Seville to a modern-day …

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  • Face to Face

    • $7,000 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 140% funded

    As the Founding Artistic Director of Ayodele Drum & Dance, I am organizing a study trip for members of our youth ensemble to travel to Ivory Coast in West Africa in 2021. Youth rarely have positive reinforcements to understand how …

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  • HANT

    • $17,052 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 341% funded

    As a long-time theater director, I have a deep love for the theater but recently I have developed a great curiosity about also expanding my directing into the realm of film. With this campaign I am seeking the opportunity to …

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    • $31,951 raised of $25,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 128% funded

    CHICAGO SURE IS SHOWING UP during this difficult time when so many artists have lost their livelihoods almost overnight.  

    After reaching our initial goal swiftly, we are keeping this campaign going with a STRETCH GOAL of $30,000 to support the infrastructure of …

    Read more about 2020 3Arts/Southwest Airlines Community Award
  • Voting Kits for the Disenfranchised

    • $3,512 raised of $3,500 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 100% funded

    For the 2020 U.S. Presidential election season, I am planning to create Voting Kits for the Disenfranchised, a series of toolkits for artists, activists, educators, students, and others to produce imaginative voting stations that will bring attention to voting …

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  • Fifth City Revisited

    • $5,080 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 102% funded

    I am staging a solo performance project called Fifth City Revisited at the First Church of the Brethren in Garfield Park. The work explores the history of Fifth City, a radical community experiment from the 1960s to early 1990s on …

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  • The Violet Hour

    • $5,317 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 106% funded

    The Violet Hour is a musical production that explores the career of internationally acclaimed soprano Mary Violet Leontyne Price and her rise to prominence during the 1950’s and 60’s despite the prevalence of segregation and discrimination in America. Three years …

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  • 20'something: The Live Experience

    • $4,466 raised of $4,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 112% funded

    Next year in support of my debut album 20’something, I am producing a live concert that will give audiences a multisensory and boundary-pushing experience. This will be my first full-length album, and it will take listeners on a journey …

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  • Feeling First: A Recipe for Inspiration

    • $4,395 raised of $4,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 110% funded

    I am producing an all-in-one vegan cookbook and sound design/breakbeat vinyl album that celebrates the interdisciplinary pairing of food and music. This project speaks to a new creative investment in self-care that is not only sustainable but nourishing to the …

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  • aMoratorium

    • $5,125 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 102% funded

    For over a year and in different iterations, I have been collaborating with dance artists Solomon Bowser, Dedrick "D. Banks" Gray, Damon Green, and Orlando DeLeon to develop aMoratorium, a response and tribute to visual artist Charles Wilbert White. …

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3AP is funded in part by support from:

 Department of Cultural Affairs logo Illinois Arts Council