3Arts supports artists working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Founded in 1912, with a history centered on women artists, 3Arts is a nonprofit organization that supports artists working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts in the Chicago metropolitan area, including women artists, artists of color, and Deaf and disabled artists. By providing unrestricted awards, project funding, residencies, professional development, and promotion, 3Arts helps artists take risks, experiment, and build momentum in their careers over time.
Since 2013, 3Arts has partnered with Artist Communities Alliance (ACA) to offer residencies for past 3Arts awardees to travel to restorative and stimulating artist communities outside of Chicago to focus on their craft, connect with peers, and contribute to creative environments of exchange and collaboration.
These residencies specifically support artists who have received a past award from 3Arts and/or a past 3Arts/Bodies of Work Residency.
By providing cash awards, project funding, residency fellowships, professional development and promotion, 3Arts helps artists take risks, experiment and build momentum in their careers.
Eligible artists are invited to apply for one-month residencies at one of the artist communities below. The Fellowships include stipends and airfare.
- Camargo Foundation (Cassis, France)
- Montalvo Arts Center: Sally and Don Lucas Artists Program (Saratoga, CA, USA)
- Surf Point Foundation (York, ME, USA)
Eligible artists will receive an email with more information about applying and an application link. Read more about eligibility and how to apply here.
Questions about this program? Contact grants [at] artistcommunities.org