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!
  • 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 …

    Read more about Spiderf*rt Press
  • 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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  • Pocket Con

    • $5,469 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 109% funded

    Pocket Con is a free single day convention for Chicago youth that focuses on highlighting comics and illustration work by artists of color, particularly African American authors and artists, as well as comics with a primary character who is Black. …

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    • $24,708 raised of $25,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 99% funded
      • 1% to go

    Each year, we invite people from across Chicago to join us in supporting a $25,000 3Arts Award that will be given to a local artist who is making indispensable contributions to our city. We name this award in honor of …

    Read more about 2019 3Arts Community Award
  • Courageous Conversations

    • $3,110 raised of $3,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 104% funded

    Courageous Conversations is a project I’ve been developing over the last two years utilizing innovative gameplay to facilitate conversations centered around the construction of Blackness. As a Black woman in America, I feel this dialogue present at every level of …

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    • $5,850 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 117% funded

    As a community artist with more than twenty years of experience working in schools and arts organizations, I am excited to launch an expanded Chicago Neighborhood Family Portrait Project that will provide free family portraits to people in their neighborhood. …

    Read more about Chicago Neighborhood Family Portrait Project
  • Five Times a Day

    • $18,201 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 364% funded

    With this campaign, my goal is to produce a short fiction film that blends my identities while pushing the stories we see of Muslim and queer women. The purpose of this film is to also challenge and propel my own …

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  • Beyond the Box

    • $5,180 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 104% funded

    As a contemporary performer trained in the centuries-old art form of Japanese classical dance, I have an ambitious goal of expanding this legacy practice with new performance techniques and modern ideas of identity. Beyond the Box is a series of …

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  • ESCP

    • $5,972 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 119% funded

    ESCP is an electric-acoustic performance duo that I started in 2016 with my good friend and long-time collaborator, Bob Garrett. For the past year and a half we have created and performed new compositions that explore the presence of music as …

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3AP is funded in part by support from:

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