Fund for Community Art

Providing financial resources for artists to create public artworks through the Foundation’s nonprofit partners across the United States and Puerto Rico.

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Sonia Jones Wins Competition to Create Mural in Washington DC

March 6, 2023

Artist Sonia Jones has been selected to create a mural at the 11th Street Bridge Park’s Baby Bloomers Farm, located at the National Children’s Center in Washington DC. Sonia was selected to create the mural after successfully presenting the winning proposal. The local community will be actively involved in the process of creating the mural which is scheduled to be completed in the Spring 2023.

Back in August 2022, The Darryl Chappell Foundation announced its first Fund for Community Art grant of $8,000 to commission an installation at the National Children’s Center Bridge Park Plot in Washington, D.C. The 11th Street Bridge Park—a project of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR)—will implement the grant. The Foundation is proud to work with an organization that places a strong emphasis on engaging the community and paying artists for their work, values shared by the Foundation.

The Fund for Community Art is a program that provides financial resources directly to visual artists through the Foundation’s nonprofit partners across the United States and Puerto Rico for artists to work on public works of art within their local communities. Artists make their works of art accessible to the community by creating and producing art right where the community lives and works.

The program funds projects such as public murals, community public art displays – including photography, youth community projects involving artists and other local arts creative initiatives working directly with local visual artists.