Our artist residency is an internationally acclaimed program that serves as a catalyst for growth for artists at any stage of their careers. McColl Center hosts three residency terms per year—fall, winter/spring, and summer, for four artists (individual or collaborations) per term. An artist residency at McColl Center is a moment to think big, take risks in the creative process, and explore ideas within the context of Charlotte.
Artists-in-residence receive private housing adjacent to McColl Center, a large-scale private studio in our historic building in Uptown Charlotte, curatorial guidance, marketing and PR support, and a generous stipend. While in residency, our artists have the freedom to fully focus on artistic research, exploration, and creation while also engaging with McColl Center’s Igniters community and the local creative sector.
Our studio rental program supports emerging local artists in the region with studio spaces and creative community. The Artist Studios at McColl Center are available for rent by artists at below-market rates, while offering access to our communal labs for printmaking, 3D printing and laser cutting, digital media, ceramics, woodworking, and sculpture fabrication. Artist Studios at McColl Center maintain a thriving community of artists who participate in public events, share their practices and ideas, and enrich fellow artists both within the building and in the local community.