2024 3Arts/MSUFCU Community Award

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STRETCH GOAL! Any additional contributions past $30,000 will fuel 3ER and 3-Opp, our responsive grants for artists in the 3Arts network facing unanticipated needs.

Every contribution, from $5 and up, will collectively fund a $30,000 unrestricted award to honor an outstanding artist whose presence and work uplift our community. This year, with the generous support of MSU Federal Credit Union, your contributions will be matched up to $15,000.

About This Project

“I think it's really cool that this award has been around for ten years, and people have continuously contributed to this simply because they believe in the power of art and the power of the people who make it."

~Jacinda Bullie, 2023 3Arts Community Awardee

Each year, ten Chicago artists who reflect our mission receive 3Arts Awards of $30,000, with no strings attached. Artists may use the awards to support new work, pay off debt, purchase equipment, travel, or start a savings account—or however they wish. For most of them, our award is the first they have received.

An unrestricted award is significant on its own, but 3Arts Awards represent more than just cash. They are the entry point to career-spanning support that helps artists build momentum over time. 3Arts awardees are eligible for project funding, residencies, informal and formal professional development, and promotion. Learn more about the 3Arts Awards selection process and past recipients.

Save the date! We will announce the new Community Award recipient on October 21 during the 2024 3Arts Awards Celebration at the Harris Theater.

Thank yous

Contribute any amount or choose from the levels below.

  • $10
    Our eternal gratitude! Every amount counts and will make an artist feel valued. ($10.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $30
    Above, plus your name listed onscreen at the 3Arts Awards Celebration on October 21, 2024. ($30.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $130
    Above, plus an invitation to a private 3Arts Awards Celebration preview party (TBA date in September 2024). ($80.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $300
    Above, plus one complimentary ticket to the 3Arts Awards Celebration on October 21, 2024. ($150.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $500
    Above, plus an additional complimentary ticket to the 3Arts Awards Celebration on October 21, 2024. ($250.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $1000
    Above, plus VIP reserved seating at the 2024 3Arts Awards Celebration. ($750.00 is tax deductible.)


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