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.
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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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  • The Yadda Yadda EP

    • $7,680 raised of $3,750 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 205% funded

    I’m recording my first EP, and I can’t do it on my own! My band, called Yadda Yadda, is planning to release a debut EP of seven original songs honed over the last six years. We make expansive R&B that …

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  • Xochiotia; at El Paseo

    • $5,250 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 105% funded

    Xochiotia, nahuatl (Uto-Aztec language): to tinge something with the smell or color of roses, or to decorate something with flowers; to flower.

    Xochiotia; at El Paseo is an outdoor sculpture project hosted by the El Paseo Community Garden in the …

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  • Queer In(n)

    • $17,276 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 346% funded

    I am fundraising to launch the first phase of Queer In(n)—a curated, generative online gallery inspired by interviews with Chicago LGBTQIA+ and/or gender and sexually diverse youth/elders and their advocates. As a theater artist, much of my career has …

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    • $39,520 raised of $30,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 132% funded

    STRETCH GOAL! Thanks to BMO Harris Bank and the generous donors who helped us reach our initial goal, we are now inviting contributions to refuel our 3ER (3Arts Emergency Response) program. Many artists in the 3Arts network are still experiencing …

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    • $5,662 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 113% funded

    After months of working at home in quiet solitude, I am excited to share a new direction in my artistic practice that was born out of my love for drawing and a newfound realization of myself as a woman with …

    Read more about They've Tried to Tell You Who You Are
  • Everything Moves With Me

    • $7,145 raised of $4,500 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 159% funded

    I am creating a series of interactive, mobile sculptures that considers the notion of movement on many levels, from a broad scale like immigration to the ways one makes it from here to there on a daily basis. The objects …

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