Support Us


As Charlotte’s leading contemporary arts hub, McColl Center is at the frontlines of supporting and partnering with artists as they work to grow their creative practice. From hosting artists-in-residence and creating public arts programs to providing affordable studio space, access to state-of-the-art equipment, and maintaining our historic building in uptown Charlotte, we rely on your generosity and support to ignite our work in championing artists and sparking creative experiences for positive community impact.

Become an Igniter by making a one-time donation or setting up a monthly gift of $10 or more. McColl Center Igniters provide sustaining support that propels McColl Center forward and allows us to continue providing the resources, spaces, and opportunities artists need to succeed—now more than ever.



Make a one-time gift or set-up a monthly gift and ignite creative practice across Charlotte and beyond.

  • $100 supports a month’s supply of printmaking materials
  • $250 supports an artist honorarium for artist talks
  • $500 supports an artist stipend for a virtual workshop
  • $1,000 provides a scholarship for a 6-week youth program
  • $2,500 supports virtual events like Open Studio Saturday

THESE are SOME OF your IGNITER perks:

  • Invitations to quarterly Igniters-only workshops
  • Invitation to an annual Igniters event hosted by McColl Center’s President + CEO and Creative Director 
  • Early access to exhibitions and previews 
  • Dedicated Igniters newsletter with exclusive behind the scenes content and featured artists
  • Discounted pricing on classes, workshops, and select events 

Donate by mail:
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
721 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202


In honor of 20 years of championing artists and fostering impactful community engagement, the McColl Family put forth a One Million Dollar Challenge to the community to invest in the next era of McColl Center’s artist residency programs, community-based collaborations, and long-term growth and sustainability. Help us continue the MOMENTUM.


To make giving accessible and easy, we have shifted away from our membership program to Igniters monthly giving. Individuals who have active memberships will receive the benefits of our newly formed Igniters monthly giving program.


Appreciated securities or mutual fund shares that you have owned for more than a year are an excellent way to support McColl Center. Learn more.


Increase your impact with an employer match! McColl Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization and is eligible for most employer matching gift programs. Find out if your employer has a matching gifts program.


When you choose to include McColl Center in your estate plans, your philanthropic legacy will impact the art community for years to come. There are many ways to make a planned gift to McColl Center including retirement assets, life insurance policies, family business earnings, charitable trusts, IRA rollovers, or a bequest. McColl Center will help you fulfill your philanthropic vision while maintaining efficient operations.


We are proud to partner with many local, regional, and national businesses whose mission, vision, and values align with those of McColl Center. Collaborations with these businesses help us present events, exhibitions, artist residencies, scholarship assistance, and many other vital community programs. Partnership with McColl Center is also an exciting way to showcase your support of the arts in Charlotte while promoting your brand and audience engagement.


For questions about any of these ways of supporting McColl Center, or to start a conversation about your impact, contact Ben McCarthy, Vice President of Philanthropy, at

Financial Information:
2019 Financial Statements
2019 Form 990, Public Disclosure

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. Federal Tax ID: 51-0195015.