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!
    • $6,435 raised of $5,000 goal
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    With this campaign, I am breathing new life into an original music composition I wrote that reflects on the history and impact of the Great Migration in Chicago neighborhoods. As a performing artist, educator, and poet, I’ve always been passionate …

    Read more about What Makes It a Great Migration
  • Chicago Stories

    • $5,153 raised of $5,000 goal
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    Chicago Stories is a music project featuring newly commissioned works by Chicago composers inspired by the stories and experiences of fellow Chicagoans and their communities. It all started with a conversation I had with my Bach & Beethoven Experience (BBE) …

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    It’s 1893 and Chicago bears witness to the World’s Fair. Crowds experience the great Ferris Wheel and classical marble architecture, teas and spices, and performers from around the globe including Sri Lanka, once considered the “jewel” of the British Empire. …

    Read more about Masks & Myths: Devils & Dancers
  • Therapeutic Braids

    • $514 raised of $500 goal
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      • 103% funded

    As a professional braider and teacher in the African tradition, I am very passionate about this craft and how it can beautify and empower people. With this campaign, I am raising money to organize a workshop to teach the craft …

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    • $25,710 raised of $25,000 goal
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    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 2018 3Arts Community Award
  • Black Girl in Bathtub

    • $6,010 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 120% funded

    I plan to develop a screenplay and produce a short fictional film based on my 10-minute play “Black Girl in Bathtub,” which will stand as a creative call-to-action against the sexual exploitation of girls. It has always pained me that our …

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    • $7,268 raised of $4,000 goal
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    I am illustrating my first children’s book, Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos. This is a bilingual feminist fairy tale set in Hawai‘i and Okinawa that illuminates an ancient tradition and pushes back against white normative standards of beauty. …

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  • The TransAtlantic Project

    • $5,025 raised of $5,000 goal
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    In 2007, I had the opportunity to travel to Senegal, West Africa to participate in a dance training at L’Ecole De Sables. It was there that I met an amazing choreographer/dancer named Jonas Byaruhanga, the founder and artistic director of …

    Read more about The TransAtlantic Project
  • stück 1998/anchor 2018

    • $3,030 raised of $3,000 goal
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      • 101% funded

    As a dancemaker, I have always been passionate about the collaborative possibilities between dance/movement and music/sound. While knowing that my work is not created in a soundless vacuum, an ongoing interest of mine is to explore the independence of dance …

    Read more about stück 1998/anchor 2018
  • Relay of Voices: The Great River Run

    • $5,171 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 103% funded

    As a native of coastal Louisiana, I have seen the region and many of its people nearly devastated by natural and manmade disasters but also resilient and powerful in the collective efforts to rebuild and restore. When I left Louisiana …

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