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!
    • $10,160 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 203% funded

    Throughout my 15-year acting career, Chicago has been my home and its theater scene my greatest support network. Many of my first roles were performed for theaters whose missions are committed to honoring the Black aesthetic in theater. Now I …

    Read more about Scene Study: Black Theater in Chicago
    • $25,191 raised of $25,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 101% funded

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

    Read more about 2017 3Arts Community Award
  • Project Tool

    • $5,486 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 110% funded

    Project Tool is a dance performance installation in which I will build a collection of sprung wood dance floors. What is learned physically, emotionally, and conceptually in the process of building will become the material that is used to craft …

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  • A Study in Rhyme & Song

    • $5,175 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 104% funded

    A Study in Rhyme & Song is a mobile exhibition project with accompanying performance elements that draws upon research about sound-system culture, minstrel songs, and vaudeville traditions. At its core, I want to explore the history and continuing legacy of …

    Read more about A Study in Rhyme & Song
  • Dancing Around the World

    • $6,827 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 137% funded

    My life and my art are about embodying the "fleeting moment" that is inherent to dance: the moment that makes people feel alive in the act of creativity. Two years ago I embarked on a journey of a lifetime with …

    Read more about Dancing Around the World
  • Protest Banner Lending Library

    • $5,319 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 106% funded

    This is an urgent moment of crisis in our country. Protests are erupting every day across the United States against hatred, bigotry, xenophobia, misogyny, and in favor of human rights. Last year, as an act of creative resistance and solidarity, …

    Read more about Protest Banner Lending Library
  • CRIMEDROUGHT: The Solution

    • $5,233 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 105% funded

    With CRIMEDROUGHT: The Solution, my goal is to use visual arts, photography, and streetwear as tools to highlight the possibility of a crime and gun violence free city through applying the philosophy and practices of restorative justice. This project …

    Read more about CRIMEDROUGHT: The Solution
  • Hear the Glow of Electric Lights

    • $5,042 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 101% funded

    Hear the Glow of Electric Lights is a video and photo-based series that investigates the choreographed performances and culture of 1960s American music groups featuring teenage girls and young women, with the intention of deconstructing the genre’s historical associations with …

    Read more about Hear the Glow of Electric Lights
  • Shameless

    • $5,542 raised of $3,500 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 158% funded

    I am on a mission to help young people find a sense of pride and empowerment in their self-image. This spring, I am producing a performance and a collaborative songwriting workshop for Chicago Public School students that gives voice to …

    Read more about Shameless
  • Beyond the Stage

    • $6,450 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 129% funded

    “Beyond the Stage” is a pilot program aimed to introduce young people of color to the magic and possibilities of stagecraft: the technical and design elements behind theater productions. As a director and actor with more than 45 years working …

    Read more about Beyond the Stage

 

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