3Arts is a nonprofit organization that supports artists working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts in the Chicago metropolitan area. By providing cash awards, project funding, residencies, professional development, and promotion, 3Arts helps artists take risks, experiment, and build momentum in their careers.

3Arts Awards
2023 Awardees posing on stage

3AP (3Arts Projects) is a unique crowdfunding platform with a built-in match that helps Chicago artists finance new creative work.

200 projects
$1,234,998 raised
$303,378 matched

3Arts Residencies

In partnership with an international network of artist communities, 3Arts Residencies give artists space to test their mettle, see what happens, and take a breath.

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Cecil McDonald, Jr. (2010 3Arts Awardee) at The Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. Photo by Mark Poucher.