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!
  • A Call to Love

    • $3,910 raised of $3,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 130% funded

    My language is music. It has helped me discover who I am as an artist, connect with others, and cope with loss. With this campaign, I’m issuing A Call to Love that is at once a gift back to my …

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  • Percussing Up a Storm

    • $5,122 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 102% funded

    With Percussing Up a Storm, I am creating the first recording dedicated to my original music for percussion instruments. I love composing for percussion because it has an energy unlike any other kind of music. I feel a kinship …

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    • $5,023 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 100% funded

    For the past decade, I have used embodied performance, multimedia arts, and my experience as an international development researcher to ignite dialogues around pressing social and political questions in my local and global communities. But this past November left me …

    Read more about Mycelial: Street Parliament
  • Beauty Breaks: Guild

    • $5,300 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 106% funded

    “Beauty Breaks: Guild” is an expansion of a project I’ve been developing for the past year that focuses on forging creative healing practices and affirmative dialogues around what it means to be Black, beautiful, and well. Working as a cross-disciplinary …

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  • To Love To Leave To Live

    • $11,370 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 227% funded

    I’m a musician, songwriter, and singer and over the past decade+ I’ve made my way throughout the western world as an independent, grassroots troubadour. To help promote my eighth release and fourth full-length album, To Love To Leave To Live …

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  • Futura: Past Forward

    • $6,137 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 123% funded

    I am working on a new collaborative multidisciplinary performance work, Futura: Past Forward, that applies principles of the Bauhaus modernist art movement to dance while also challenging notions of what constitutes choreography. This will be the next major work …

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  • Undercover Episodes

    • $7,867 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 157% funded

    Undercover Episodes is a performance series with a live original score and dynamic set and stage design intended to deepen and transform one’s experience of contemporary dance. In developing this work, I realized that part of what I love most …

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  • Waver

    • $4,010 raised of $3,600 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 111% funded

    Waver is a dance project about embracing loss. It’s about the dizzying moments of discovery when we realize that our mental maps have misled us—about our bodies, our culture, our world—and suddenly new spaces open up. Boundaries dissolve and materialize …

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  • Serial Dreamer: Co-Op

    • $6,112 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 122% funded

    Chicago’s artists inspired me to dream. A few years ago when I was new to Chicago, I would run down Lakeshore Drive, listening to R&B and dreaming of televisual narratives. I was serially dreaming, casting as characters the artists who …

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  • Bamako*Chicago Sound System

    • $4,010 raised of $4,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 100% funded

    As a musician, I’ve dreamed for years about bringing two artistic communities together: Chicago’s modern jazz with the traditional sounds and instrumentation of Bamako, Mali. In 2014-15 I had the opportunity to collaborate with West African kora master, Ballaké Sissoko …

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3AP is funded in part by support from:

 Department of Cultural Affairs logo Illinois Arts Council