Artist Council

Artists are at the core of all of our work, not just as recipients of awards or fellowships, but as decision-makers and advisors. In 2018, we established an inaugural Artist Council, a rotating group of esteemed artists representing multiple disciplines within the 3Arts network. In addition to providing feedback on our programs and policies, Council members serve on an annual jury panel for 3AP (3Arts Projects).

Meet the current members of the 3Arts Artist Council (2024):

Dee Alexander

Dee Alexander, vocalist and recipient of a 2012 3Arts/Southwest Airlines Award

Matt Bodett

Matt Bodett, visual artist and recipient of a 2017 3Arts/Bodies of Work Residency Fellowship

Richard Costes

Richard Costes, theater artist, accessibility consultant, and recipient of a 2019 3Arts/Walder Foundation Award and a 2017 Make a Wave Award

Stephanie Diaz

Stephanie Diaz, actor, puppetry artist, and recipient of a 2019 3Arts/SIF Fund at the Chicago Community Foundation Award

Emjoy Gavino

Emjoy Gavino, actor, casting director, teaching artist, and recipient of a 2020 3Arts/Stan Lipkin & Evelyn Appell Lipkin Award and a 2017 Make a Wave Award

Regin Igloria

Regin Igloria, teaching artist, visual artist, and recipient of a 2011 3Arts Award

Cecil McDonald Jr.

Cecil McDonald Jr., teaching artist, photographer, and recipient of a 2010 3Arts Award

Andy Slater

Andy Slater, sound artist, performer, disability advocate, and recipient of a 2018 3Arts/Bodies of Work Residency Fellowship

Reveca Torres

Reveca Torres, multidisciplinary artist and recipient of a 2020 3Arts/Chandler Family Award and a 2018 3Arts/Bodies of Work Residency Fellowship