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McColl Center for Art + Innovation

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art space in Charlotte, North Carolina. Its mission is to empower artists, advance communities, and contribute positive impacts to its broad public audience by introducing a range of current artistic practices. We invite artists to take risks in their processes and explore their ideas within the context of Charlotte. We welcome the visiting public to connect with contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and public programs.

Location

Charlotte, North Carolina: United States

Located in the former Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Uptown Charlotte, McColl Center houses nine individual artist studios, more than 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, and multiple common-use spaces, including a studio for large-scale sculpture fabrication.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: Lengths vary by residency. Visit the website listed above for open calls for artists-in-residence, deadlines, and application guidelines.
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 6-8

Eligibility

  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    ● Minimum 21 years of age
    ● Matriculating students are not eligible.
    ● Artist-in-Residence Program: Past artists-in-residence of McColl Center should wait five years before applying for another residency. Artists are limited to two residencies at McColl Center.
    ● Healthcare and Healing Program: Past artists-in-residence of McColl Center are not eligible.

    Visit http://mccollcenter.org/artists-in-residence/residency-programs for open calls for artists-in-residence, deadlines, and application guidelines.

  • Application deadline: November 15, December 15
  • Application Ongoing: No
  • Additional deadline info:
    Visit the website listed above for open calls for artists-in-residence, deadlines, and application guidelines.

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
    Artists-in-residence are provided with a private apartment in a high-rise condo building located just behind and across the street from the Center.
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
    The Center owns a jeep, a van, and a truck with flatbed and makes these available on a first-come, first-served basis for errands and outreaches for artists-in-residence only.
  • Studios/special equipment: Ceramics / Pottery, Digital media, Film / Digital editing, Fine metals / Jewelry making, Photography (digital), Photography (non-digital), Printmaking, Sculpture, Woodworking

Residency Fees

N/A

Stipends / other support

● $6,000 living allowance ● $2,000 materials stipend ● $2,000 CHS project fee (Healthcare and Healing Program only) ● Furnished one-bedroom condominium with Wi-Fi ● Private workspace (230–819 square feet) with Wi-Fi ● Participation in a group exhibition on the second or third floor of McColl Center ● Photo and video documentation ● Technical and administrative services ● Reimbursement for one round-trip economy-class flight ● Opportunities to engage with McColl Center audiences via public programs

Additional expectations / opportunities

Visit the website listed above for open calls for artists-in-residence, deadlines, and application guidelines.

Contact Information

721 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
United States
Tel: (704) 332 - 5535