CHICAGO: 3Arts has announced the recipients of the 3Arts Awards, given to female artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts. Each of the ten recipients, chosen by a jury panel, received an unrestricted cash prize of $25,000 at a ceremony on Oct. 3.
“3Arts is so excited to celebrate this year’s new awardees,” said 3Arts board chair Marcia Festen in a statement. “These awardees are creators of some of the most dynamic work in the city right now. The 3Arts board of directors, hand in hand with our supporters, works to raise money to support and uplift these artists because we are keenly aware that their contributions make Chicago a better place to be for all of us.”
This year’s recipients included dancer/choreographers Barak adé Soleil and Ayako Kato; singer/songwriter Jess Godwin and improvisational cellist Tomeka Reid; teaching artist Alexandria Eregbu; theatremaker Jo Cattell and director Maggie Popadiak; and visual artists Candace Hunter and Aram Han Sifuentes.
In addition, the 3Arts Community Award was presented to William Estrada, a teaching artist dedicated to using art to educate and connect communities in Chicago.