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3AP Impact Study

3AP Impact Study

published: Sept. 20, 2017

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

Since 2012, the program has supported more than 85 projects, distributed more than $350,000 to Chicago artists, and maintained ...

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VIP: Very Important Platforms at EXPO 2017

VIP: Very Important Platforms at EXPO 2017

published: Aug. 25, 2017

For this year’s EXPO CHICAGO at Navy Pier, 3Arts and 6018North are presenting VIP: Very Important Platforms, a democratic lounge space located on the floor above the fair with interactive installations that, literally and figuratively, call on visitors to take ...

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Meet the Newest Residency Fellows

Meet the Newest Residency Fellows

published: May 22, 2017

Meet the artists who have been selected to receive 3Arts Residency Fellowships at some of the most beautiful artist communities near and far.

Each year, artists who have received a 3Arts Award are eligible to apply for all-expenses-paid, monthlong fellowships ...

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3Arts & HCL Partnership

3Arts & HCL Partnership

published: April 26, 2017

ANNOUNCING A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH HIGH CONCEPT LABS

Collaboration helps both organizations continue providing vital resources to Chicago artists

CHICAGO, IL — 3Arts and arts incubator High Concept Labs (HCL) are thrilled to announce a new partnership that will connect ...

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Sounds in South Chicago

Sounds in South Chicago
South Side Weekly
published: March 8, 2017

ARTS ISSUE 2017 | MUSIC | SOUTH CHICAGO

JoVia Armstrong brings music education to her neighborhood

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3Arts Announces "Make a Wave"

3Arts Announces "Make a Wave"

published: Feb. 27, 2017

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3Arts celebrates 10th anniversary with unprecedented peer-to-peer giving program MAKE A WAVEhonoring more than 80 Chicago artists

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Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alum Jess Godwin Wins 2016 3Arts Award

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alum Jess Godwin Wins 2016 3Arts Award
Columbia College Theater Department
published: Oct. 11, 2016

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alum Jess Godwin Wins 2016 3Arts Award

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Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Jess Godwin ’05, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, has won a 2016 3Arts Award ...

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Artist Candace Hunter Receives Prestigious 3Arts Award

Artist Candace Hunter Receives Prestigious 3Arts Award
Chicago Defender
published: Oct. 6, 2016

Chicago Defenders Arts  & Culture Editor Candace Hunter is Awarded the Prestigious 3Arts Award

By Kai EL´ Zabar

Candace Hunter, artist and Chicago Defender’s own Arts & Culture Editor has been busy creating art, exhibiting art, talking about are ...

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3Arts names 2016 class of artists to receive $25,000 awards

3Arts names 2016 class of artists to receive $25,000 awards
TimeOut Chicago
published: Oct. 4, 2016

3Arts, a nonprofit grantmaking organization based in Chicago, has named this year's ten recipients of the 3Arts Awards, which are presented annually to women artists, artists of color and artists with disabilities working in dance, music, theater, visual arts or ...

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Announcing 2016 3Arts Awards

Announcing 2016 3Arts Awards
3Arts
published: Oct. 3, 2016

Ten Chicago artists receive a total of $250,000 in unrestricted awards tonight at 9th annual 3Arts Awards

Over $2 million awarded to nearly 400 Chicago artists over nine years

CHICAGO, IL (October 3, 2016)–3Arts is honored ...

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Awardee Survey 2008-2013

Awardee Survey 2008-2013

published: June 13, 2016

In early 2016, we surveyed the 56 artists who received a 3Arts Award from 2008 to 2013, the first six years of our grantmaking program. Typically we survey awardees one year after they receive the award, which provides us with ...

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Lakota: A Playboy Conversation with Frank Waln

Lakota: A Playboy Conversation with Frank Waln

published: Oct. 26, 2015

You may not know the name Frank Waln. I could tell you that he’s a 26-year old Sicangu Lakota rapper from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. I could tell you that he’s an award-winning artist, a globe-trotting emcee and producer. I ...

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Fo Wilson Receives 2015 3Arts Award

Fo Wilson Receives 2015 3Arts Award
COLUMBIA COLLEGE ART DEPT. BLOG, by BJ Allen
published: Oct. 25, 2015

A & AH faculty member Fo Wilson is the recipient of a 2015 3Arts award. Presented to women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilitiesworking in the performing, teaching, and visual arts, 3arts awardees are selected through a nomination ...

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Two Columbia Artists Take Home 3Arts Awards

Two Columbia Artists Take Home 3Arts Awards
COLUMBIA COLLEGE NEWS, by Evan Kleekamp
published: Oct. 25, 2015

“Artists have very critical eyes, ears and mouths,” says Fo Wilson, visual artist, Art & Art History associate professor, and a winner of this year’s 3Arts Award. “It’s part of our human disposition to look at and examine the ...

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3Arts Announces Awards Recipients

3Arts Announces Awards Recipients
AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE, by American Theatre Editors
published: Oct. 25, 2015

CHICAGO: 3Arts announced the 10 recipients of its 8th annual 3Arts Awards. The nonprofit organization recognizes female artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities for their accomplishments in the fields of performing, teaching, and visual art. Rewarded for their theatrical work are actors Allen Gilmore and ...

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Hyde Park Actor receives award

Hyde Park Actor receives award
HYDE PARK HERALD, by Sam Rappaport
published: Oct. 25, 2015

Hyde Park resident Allen Gilmore is the recipient of a $25,000 unrestricted grant, awarded by 3Arts, an organization supporting local artists-especially women artists, artists of color and artists with disabilities.

As part of its 8th annual 3Arts Awards, the ...

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Fo Wilson – Re-presenting historic narratives

Fo Wilson – Re-presenting historic narratives
GRAPHIC DESIGN WOMEN, by LWilliams
published: Oct. 25, 2015

Fo Wilson is an artist/designer, educator, independent curator, and writer. Her current studio work uses constructed space and furniture forms to create experiences that reposition historical objects and/or aesthetics in a contemporary context and offers audiences new ways ...

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Ten Chicago Artists To Watch This Year

Ten Chicago Artists To Watch This Year
CHICAGOIST, by Carrie McGath
published: Oct. 25, 2015

A local nonprofit has chosen ten Chicago artists to watch this year.

The organization 3Arts, which awards artists working in arts education, performance, dance and the visual arts, is giving out $250,000 to these ten local artists Monday night ...

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2015 3Arts Awardees Announced

2015 3Arts Awardees Announced

published: Oct. 5, 2015

CHICAGO, IL (October 5, 2015)–3Arts is honored to announce the ten recipients of its 8th annual 3Arts Awards, presented to women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts ...

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The 312: ‘color Theory': A Real, Live Art Intervention For Englewood

The 312: ‘color Theory': A Real, Live Art Intervention For Englewood
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, by Adrienne Samuels Gibbs
published: Dec. 13, 2014

Harold’s Chicken Red. Ultrasheen Blue. Pink Oil Moisturizer Pink. Currency Exchange Yellow.

Perhaps you chuckled. If you did, then you’re familiar with the culturally historical colors of Chicago’s black community. And if you’ve noticed that those very colors are popping ...

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Columbia alumna wins $25,000 3Arts award

Columbia alumna wins $25,000 3Arts award
THE COLUMBIA CHRONICLE, by Jennifer Boylen
published: Oct. 27, 2014

Sophia Nahli Allison, a 2014 photojournalism alumna, has been selected as a recipient of a $25,000 grant from 3Arts, a nonprofit that advocates for artists of color, women artists and artists with disabilities. 

Each year, 3Arts selects 10 ...

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Evanston nonprofit founder wins award for circus theater work

Evanston nonprofit founder wins award for circus theater work
THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN, by Paige Leskin
published: Oct. 13, 2014

The co-founder of an Evanston nonprofit was awarded a $25,000 grant Friday for her work teaching and choreographing circus acts in theatrical productions.

Chicago-based 3Arts, an organization that supports female artists, artists of color and artists with disabilities,  ...

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Co-Founder of Evanston's Actors Gymnasium Receives 3Arts Award Worth $25,000

Co-Founder of Evanston's Actors Gymnasium Receives 3Arts Award Worth $25,000
CITY OF EVANSTON
published: Oct. 10, 2014

Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Actors Gymnasium Sylvia Hernandez-Distasi is among several recipients to receive the 3Arts Award that recognizes the commitment of women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities by awarding winners with a $25,000 ...

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Recipients of Chicago’s 3Arts Awards Announced

Recipients of Chicago’s 3Arts Awards Announced
ARTFORUM
published: Oct. 8, 2014

On Monday night, the Chicago nonprofit 3Arts announced the ten winners of its annual awards for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities. The cash prize going to each awardee was upped this year to $25,000; previous ...

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Chicago Non-profit 3Arts Increases Individual 3arts Awards

Chicago Non-profit 3Arts Increases Individual 3arts Awards
CHICAGO3MEDIA
published: Oct. 7, 2014

Chicago nonprofit 3Arts has increased the amount of its annual unrestricted awards for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities to $25,000, effective with the 7th annual 3Arts Awards tonight, Oct. 6, 2014. Ten Chicago-area artists working ...

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Chicago 3Arts Announces Winners of Annual 3Arts Awards

 Chicago 3Arts Announces Winners of Annual 3Arts Awards
BROADWAY WORLD
published: Oct. 7, 2014

Chicago nonprofit 3Arts has increased the amount of its annual unrestricted awards for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities to$25,000, effective with the 7th annual 3Arts Awards tonight, Oct. 6, 2014. Ten Chicago-area artists working ...

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Chicago nonprofit 3Arts has increased the amount of its annual individual artist awards by 67% to $25,000;

Chicago nonprofit 3Arts has increased the amount of its annual individual artist awards by 67% to $25,000;
DON 411
published: Oct. 7, 2014

Chicago nonprofit 3Arts has increased the amount of its annual individual artist awards by 67% to $25,000; 10 Chicago-area artists working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts received a total of $250,000, dancer Darrell Jones and choreographer ...

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Big Money for Ten Lucky Chicago Artists

Big Money for Ten Lucky Chicago Artists
CHICAGO GALLERY NEWS
published: Oct. 7, 2014

Monday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) was a big night for ten local artists, thanks to the support of Chicago's 3Arts. The charity, devoted to supporting women artists, artists of color and artists with disabilities, hosts ...

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Winners Of 3Arts Awards Named

Winners Of 3Arts Awards Named
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, by Hedy Weiss
published: Oct. 6, 2014

Ten Chicago-area artists working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts will receive a total of $250,000 in 3Arts Awards tonight, Oct. 6, during a celebratory gathering to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art. And this year’s ...

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3Arts 2014 Award winners announced

3Arts 2014 Award winners announced
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, by Johnny Oleksinski
published: Oct. 6, 2014

3Arts, the local non-profit organization that supports women artists, artists of color and artists with disabilities, announced the recipients of its 2014 awards at a ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday night. Each of the 10 recipients ...

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Chicago non-profit 3Arts increases individual 3Arts Awards by 67%

Chicago non-profit 3Arts increases individual 3Arts Awards by 67%

published: Oct. 6, 2014

CHICAGO, IL (October 6, 2014)—Chicago nonprofit 3Arts has increased the amount of its annual unrestricted awards for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities to $25,000, effective with the 7th annual 3Arts Awards tonight, Oct. 6 ...

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Nonprofit Helps Fund Chicago Jazz Singer’s New Album

Nonprofit Helps Fund Chicago Jazz Singer’s New Album
CHICAGO DEFENDER, by Andrea V. Watson
published: Oct. 1, 2014

Chicago vocalist, Dee Alexander, has been singing jazz since she was a little girl and with the help of a local nonprofit, she has recorded another album.

Songs My Mother Loves pays tribute to Alexander’s mother. The CD has many tracks ...

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Highland Park actor translates play into sign language

Highland Park actor translates play into sign language
HIGHLAND PARK NEWS, by Myra Petlicki
published: Sept. 25, 2014

Actions can speak louder than words. That’s what actor, teacher and photographer Robert Schleifer, who is deaf, demonstrates to his many acting and singing students. It’s also something that the Highland Park resident plans to show through his translation of ...

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News: Riva Lehrer Chosen for New 3Arts and UI…

News: Riva Lehrer Chosen for New 3Arts and UI…
NEWCITY, by Matt Morris
published: Sept. 5, 2014

On September 3, the nonprofit organization 3Arts announced that visual artist Riva Lehrer was one of the first two recipients of a newly created artist fellowship residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) that will support “the creation ...

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New 3Arts residencies on Disability Culture - projects in theater, visual arts - University of Illinois at Chicago

New 3Arts residencies on Disability Culture - projects in theater, visual arts - University of Illinois at Chicago
ABILITY CHICAGO INFO, by Jim Watkins
published: Sept. 4, 2014

3Arts announced today the creation of two 3Arts Fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), unprecedented artist residencies focused on supporting the creation of new work by local artists with disabilities who are actively engaged in raising awareness ...

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3Arts announces new artist residencies at UIC

3Arts announces new artist residencies at UIC
EXTRA
published: Sept. 3, 2014

The local nonprofit organization 3Artsannounced the creation of two 3Arts Fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), unprecedented artist residencies focused on supporting the creation of new work by local artists with disabilities who are actively engaged in ...

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New artist residencies focused on disability culture

New artist residencies focused on disability culture
DIGITAL JOURNAL, by Robert Kingett
published: Sept. 3, 2014

There are not many residencies for artists and or writers with disabilities. Mostly residencies are for everybody, but a nonprofit organization has partnered with a university to provide unprecedented residencies.

3Arts announced today the creation of two 3Arts Fellowships at ...

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3Arts Announces Creation of Two 3Arts Fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago

3Arts Announces Creation of Two 3Arts Fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago
BROADWAY WORLD, by Visual Arts News Desk
published: Sept. 3, 2014

CHICAGO, IL (August 11, 2014) -- 3Arts announced today the creation of two 3Arts Fellowships at theUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), unprecedented artist residencies focused on supporting the creation of new work by local artists with disabilities who are actively ...

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Feature Focus: Dee Alexander entertains in concert

Feature Focus: Dee Alexander entertains in concert
NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES, by Eloise Marie Valadez
published: Aug. 1, 2014

Vocalist Dee Alexander, a 3Arts awardee, will perform at 1 and 7 p.m. today at the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts. Alexander's show is a celebration of her latest release "Songs My Mother Loves ...

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Made In Chicago: Dee Alexander Pays Tribute To Her Mother With New Album

Made In Chicago: Dee Alexander Pays Tribute To Her Mother With New Album
CHOOSE CHICAGO, by Katie Karpowicz
published: July 31, 2014

Many musicians attribute their taste in music to their parents. Few pay tribute to them in as literal and beautiful methods as acclaimed Chicago singer Dee Alexander. Seasoned in blues, gospel and soul music, Alexander's true niche is jazz ...

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Chicago’s Dee Alexander releases new album dedicated to her mom

Chicago’s Dee Alexander releases new album dedicated to her mom
CHICAGO CRUSADER
published: July 25, 2014

Acclaimed Chicago vocalist and 2012 3Arts Awardee Dee Alexander will present songs from her new album “Songs My Mother Loves” in two concerts slated for the evening of Friday, August 1, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The ...

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Will Chicago's most daring and virtuosic jazz singer finally get the recognition she deserves?

Will Chicago's most daring and virtuosic jazz singer finally get the recognition she deserves?
CHICAGO READER, by David Whiteis
published: July 24, 2014

Dee Alexander has earned international acclaim, but fame has eluded her. Her great new album, Songs My Mother Loves, might change that.

Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander is internationally recognized as one of the most gifted and versatile vocal stylists ...

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Actress with MS Helps Others with Same Disability

Actress with MS Helps Others with Same Disability
ABC7 CHICAGO, by Karen Meyer
published: March 1, 2014

A Chicago actress with multiple sclerosis is on a mission to help other artists with the same disability. It has been 23 years since Mierka Girden, 44, was diagnosed with MS. She dealt with depression and sadness but realized that ...

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