McColl Center for Art + Innovation is the primary venue for contemporary art in uptown Charlotte. Artists and engagement are essential to the Center. McColl Center supports artists who are at a place in their work of artistic, intellectual, or technical breakthrough. The Center is a place where artists push their own boundaries and supports artists who are beginning a new project or working toward that process.


Residency Programs

Goals

  • Support artists by providing space for creative inquiry
  • Support artists on the leading edge of their discipline and provide time to take their work to the next level
  • Create a community of artists, thinkers, and practitioners
  • Invite artists to explore their ideas within the context of Charlotte and to create and exchange with local artists and community

Support

Artists-in-Residence Program

  • 3 to 16 weeks of free studio space
  • Materials stipend
  • Housing
  • Transportation stipend
  • Exhibit work on 2nd and 3rd floor galleries
  • Technical and administrative services
  • Audience engagement opportunities
  • Work-in progress showings
  • Video and photo documentation

Affiliate Artist Program

  • Individual studio space for artists that live within 50 miles of the Center
  • Materials stipend for 11-month Affiliate Artists
  • Summer Affiliate Artists pay a $175 per month fee
  • Exhibit work on 2nd and 3rd floor galleries
  • Technical and administrative services
  • Audience engagement opportunities
  • Work-in progress showings
  • Photo documentation

Our residency programs are filled by invitation, curatorial nomination, referral, community partners, and open applications.

Practice + Engagement

McColl Center hosts approximately 14 artists per year to develop ideas, projects, and collaborations which benefit from engagement with community partners.

Communal Studios

Sculpture studio with kiln
Wood shop
Print studio
Darkroom
Media Lab with wide format printing