Artist Residency

Call for Applications

FALL 2019 

​Residency Dates: August 26, 2019–December 3, 2019
Application Deadline: October 28, 2018
Application fee: $35, nonrefundable. (Applications are only accepted online, via SlideRoom. Please review our eligibility requirements below and application guidelines before beginning your application.)

$6,000 stipend
$2,000 materials stipend
Furnished, one-bedroom condominium with Wi-Fi
Up to $500 reimbursement for one round-trip economy-class flight
Private workspace (230–819 square feet) with Wi-Fi
Participation in a group exhibition on the second and/or third floor of McColl Center
Photo and social media documentation
Technical and administrative services
Professional guidance from a visiting curator
Opportunities to engage with McColl Center audiences via public programs​

● Minimum 21 years of age
● Matriculating students are not eligible.
● 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.

Applicants will be notified of their application status in November 2018, or as soon as possible, depending on the availability of the reviewing panelists.

About McColl Center's Residency Program

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art space in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our unique neo-Gothic building features 30,000 square feet with nine individual artist studios, more than 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, and multiple common-use spaces, including a print shop, wood shop, darkroom and sculpture studio. 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.

McColl Center annually awards residencies to approximately eighteen artists. Regional, national, and international artists are selected through a combination of open applications, invitations, and solicited nominations. The artist-in-residence program is open to artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, design, or interdisciplinary practices. 

McColl Center also awards residencies in partnership with Atrium Health and UNC Charlotte, along with an annual environmental art residency and an exhibition residency that transforms our first-floor gallery into an open studio for artists to explore projects or processes.



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



Dread Scott
Mel Chin
Renée Stout
Jessica Whitbread
Nick Cave
Kellie Jones
Robert Lazzarini
Rashaad Newsome
Sonya Clark
Fahamu Pecou
Taro Hattori