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!
    • $5,108 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 102% funded

    I am a jazz violinist who takes inspiration from my Afro-Latin heritage. Over the nearly two decades of leading the James Sanders’ Conjunto ensemble, our sound has largely focused on the work of other composers, encompassing both jazz standards and …

    Read more about Evidencia: New Music for Violin & Afro Latin Ensemble
    • $7,002 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 140% funded

    As a visual artist, I often make work that invites the viewer to witness materials subtly yellowing, wrinkling, and changing with age, much like a living organism does. With this new project, I want to take this practice into another …

    Read more about Hold Me, Feel the Weight of Volumes
  • The Space Between

    • $5,857 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 117% funded

    In this evolving world we find ourselves in, I feel compelled to make music because that’s the art form that I feel breaks through barriers and connects us to one another. The Space Between is a new album of songs …

    Read more about The Space Between
  • Take Some Leave Some

    • $6,235 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 125% funded

    I am creating a collaborative, durational installation set inside a house on the South Side of Chicago that uses movement and performance to reflect on lessons learned and passed down to Black women. For one week in 2021, we will …

    Read more about Take Some Leave Some
  • Beatitudes

    • $5,235 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 105% funded

    Beatitudes is a collaborative ‘happening’ and choreopoem that explores the Beat Generation of the 1950-60's and its evolution into modern-day. As a modern-day beatnik, I am moved by the message of unity and unconditional love that the movement lives by. …

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  • The Factotum

    • $10,271 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 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 …

    Read more about The Factotum
  • Face to Face

    • $7,000 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 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 …

    Read more about Face to Face
  • HANT

    • $17,052 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 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 …

    Read more about HANT
    • $31,951 raised of $25,000 goal
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      • 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
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      • 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 …

    Read more about Voting Kits for the Disenfranchised


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