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!
  • Pocket Con

    • $5,469 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 109% funded

    Pocket Con is a free single day convention for Chicago youth that focuses on highlighting comics and illustration work by artists of color, particularly African American authors and artists, as well as comics with a primary character who is Black. …

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    • $25,208 raised of $25,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 101% funded

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

    Read more about 2019 3Arts Community Award
    • $5,850 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 117% funded

    As a community artist with more than twenty years of experience working in schools and arts organizations, I am excited to launch an expanded Chicago Neighborhood Family Portrait Project that will provide free family portraits to people in their neighborhood. …

    Read more about Chicago Neighborhood Family Portrait Project
  • Courageous Conversations

    • $3,110 raised of $3,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 104% funded

    Courageous Conversations is a project I’ve been developing over the last two years utilizing innovative gameplay to facilitate conversations centered around the construction of Blackness. As a Black woman in America, I feel this dialogue present at every level of …

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  • Five Times a Day

    • $18,201 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 364% funded

    With this campaign, my goal is to produce a short fiction film that blends my identities while pushing the stories we see of Muslim and queer women. The purpose of this film is to also challenge and propel my own …

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  • Beyond the Box

    • $5,180 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 104% funded

    As a contemporary performer trained in the centuries-old art form of Japanese classical dance, I have an ambitious goal of expanding this legacy practice with new performance techniques and modern ideas of identity. Beyond the Box is a series of …

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  • ESCP

    • $5,972 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 119% funded

    ESCP is an electric-acoustic performance duo that I started in 2016 with my good friend and long-time collaborator, Bob Garrett. For the past year and a half we have created and performed new compositions that explore the presence of music as …

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  • MMIRI: Origin Stories

    • $5,752 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 115% funded

    MMIRI: Origin Stories is a short experimental film that offers a fresh interpretation of the creation story, drawing on traditional West African tales and a contemporary fantastical imagination. Storytelling and image-making have always been central components to who I am. …

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  • The Franklin Collection

    • $6,242 raised of $5,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 125% funded

    Five years ago, I co-created The Franklin artist-run project space with my husband in the backyard of our home in Garfield Park. Since then, more than 100 artists have presented site-specific works for the visiting public. Perhaps lesser known to …

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    • $4,150 raised of $4,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 104% funded

    I’ve long been aesthetically intrigued by and visually interested in capturing various stages of Black Girlhood in my work.  “Prom Send Offs” is a new body of photographic work in which I document how African-American girls in Chicago celebrate the …

    Read more about Prom Send Offs: The Rites of Passage for African American Girls

 

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