3Arts Residency Fellowships

3Arts supports Chicago’s women artists, artists of color and Deaf and disabled artists who work in the performing, teaching and visual arts.

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By providing cash awards, project funding, residency fellowships, professional development and promotion, 3Arts helps artists take risks, experiment and build momentum in their careers.

Since 2013, 3Arts has partnered with Artist Communities Alliance (ACA) to offer residency fellowships 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. 3Arts Fellowships were established in order to support 3Arts artists beyond their award year, over time and in tiered programming designed to help them build momentum in their careers.

Reflecting the mission of 3Arts, these fellowships specifically support Chicago-based women artists, artists of color and Deaf and disabled artists who work in dance, music, teaching arts, theater and visual arts.

Read about the latest 3Arts Awardees. 


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Eligible artists are invited to apply for one-month residencies at one of the artist communities below. The Fellowships include stipends and airfare.

Eligible artists will receive an email with more information about applying and an application link.

Questions about this program? Contact zaconner [at] artistcommunities.org