3Arts Announces $25,000 Grants to 10 Chicago Artists

Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization 3Arts has announced its annual unrestricted grants, which will be awarded at the 12th annual 3Arts Awards Celebration, taking place Monday, November 4 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Ten recipients have earned $25,000 cash grants, and ten additional artists will get $2,000 cash grants through “Make a Wave”—an artist-to-artist giving initiative in which each of the previous year’s 3Arts awardees select another artist to receive a surprise grant.

The 2019 recipients of $25,000 3Arts Awards are: Dance artists Laksha Dantran and Jumaane Taylor; musicians Samuel “Trump” Harris and Bethany Thomas; teaching artists Ivelisse Diaz and Damon Locks; theater artists Richard Costes and Stephanie Diaz; and visual artists Norman Teague and Santiago X.

“As we prepare to celebrate the newest awardees on November 4, everyone at 3Arts is full of gratitude and admiration—for all of the ways that artists shake up and wake up Chicago and for the generous contributors who support those artists by investing in our work,” said Esther Grisham Grimm, Executive Director of 3Arts. “We are looking forward to a night of pure joy.”

3Arts has distributed more than $3.4 million in total funding to more than 900 Chicago artists over the past eleven years and will award $270,000 on November 4 alone.

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