Darryl Chappell Grant to Afrodescendent Artists

Darryl Chappell Grant to Afrodescendent Artists


The Darryl Chappell Foundation, a Washington, DC headquartered private nonprofit, is partnering with the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) to distribute $25,000 in grants of $1,000 emergency cash payments to 25 active artists of African descent.

The Dorothy A. Chappell Emergency Response Grant is the Foundation’s official response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and resulting financial crisis being experienced by many artists in the Foundation’s footprint region, including New York City.

The Darryl Chappell Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on enabling aspiring artists of African descent to achieve their highest potential. Read more about how the Foundation is supporting artists: darrylchappellfoundation.org.

In partnership with the Darryl Chappell Foundation, the BDC provides a one-time grant of $1,000 financial assistance to 10 selected artists.

Applications are due July 20, 2020 at 11:59PM EST.


Qualifying artists must meet the following criteria:
a. Be currently an active artist with at least 5 years of artistic experience
b. Be between the ages of 21 – 62 years old
c. Have actively produced art within the past 12 months

All applicants must:
a. Provide a brief biography, along with photo, in English or Spanish
b. Write a brief (200 words or less) description highlighting intended use of funds in English or Spanish

If you or anyone you know is interested in applying for the grant, please apply through this Google form.

Grantees will be notified by July 31, 2020.

Please note: This grant is for those who are in emergency need of support, and will prioritize those who haven't already received BDC funding in 2020. BDC staff or family members of staff are not eligible for this grant.