Ogden Museum of Southern Art Photographer-in-Residence

January 20, 2022

The Darryl Chappell Foundation and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art are pleased to announce that University of Arkansas’ Aaron Turner has been selected as Darryl Chappell Foundation’s photographer-in-residence at Ogden Museum. Read the announcement here.

Ten Chicago Artists to receive $1,000 each from the Darryl Chappell Foundation

November 10th, 2021

The ten Chicago artists to receive $1,000 each in unrestricted cash grant from the Darryl Chappell Foundation have been named. The grant from the Foundation to UChicago’s Arts+Public Life is the first partnership between the two organizations. The unrestricted cash grants to artists in Chicago is the latest example of how the Foundation is enabling artists to achieve their highest potential, while also meeting their basic needs. Read the press release here

Light Work Artists-in-Residence Announced

September 28th, 2021

The Darryl Chappell Foundation is delighted to share the selection of our two artists-in-residence for 2022 in partnership with Light Work. The two residencies are made possible through the generous donation made by supporters of the Darryl Chappell Foundation. The two artists-in-residence are Jasmine Clarke, from Brooklyn, NY and Gary Burnley, originally from St. Louis, MO, currently residing in Ridgefield, CT. Read announcement.

$10,000 Grant Provided to Arts+Public Life in Chicago

September 13th, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Darryl Chappell Foundation has approved a second year of emergency response funding for artists. We are pleased to announce that the Foundation will provide a grant of $10,000 to fund 10 local Chicago artists of African descent by partnering with Arts+Public Life, an initiative of UChicago Arts. Read more about the partnership here.

Emerging Artists Pathway

Explore how the Darryl Chappell Foundation is helping Afrodescendant Artists throughout their journey. The Emerging Artists Pathway is available to download in English or español.



The Foundation’s premier program offering, provides a full-year grant supporting an art fellow at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The program is anticipated to start in the Fall 2021. Please be sure to sign up below to receive information on further announcements about the art fellow in Puerto Rico.

The Foundation also sponsors two photographer-in-residence programs. One program, at Light Work, a non-profit photography organization supporting artists since 1973 provides one month of onsite residency for a photographer. The second program, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, provides two months for a photographer to focus on a project of their choice.

Emergency Response Grant Funding

A rapid funding program providing cash grants to qualified artists through our partner organizations. Recently 25 artists were identified to receive $1,000 each through a partnership with the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) and the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC). In addition, the Foundation provided its first $500 grant targeted to artists on the African continent with a grant to Kefilwe Monosi of Botswana.

Artists Talks Series

A moderated and interactive forum with artists highlighting their experiences, lessons learned, works of art and aspirations.

Artists Marketplace

The Artists Marketplace features artists providing a global perspective with local sensibilities. The Artists Marketplace resulted from an inquiry by a supporter of artists and the Foundation. The patrons inquired, “how might I purchase the artists work that I saw featured in the May 2020 artists talk?”. We are testing the virtual marketplace to determine if it meets your needs as an art patron and the needs of artists to achieve their highest potential. Global focus, local impact.