Winter/Spring Artist-in-Residence Program

McColl Center seeks applications for the Winter/Spring 2025 Artist-in-Residence program. Artists may work in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, or interdisciplinary practices. 


  • January 9 - April 14, 2025 (14 weeks)

Currently accepting applications. 

The review process takes up to 14 weeks. All notifications to applicants are sent via email.

Artists-in-Residence participate in a group exhibition and lead one to two community engagements centered around their practice.

To access the application, please go to our app,, available through the link below. Should you have any problems please contact Lauren Keiffer


McColl Center's Artist-in-Residence Program is an internationally acclaimed program that serves as a catalyst for artistic growth at any stage of an artist's career. We host three residency terms per year:

  • Fall - August-November
  • Winter/Spring - January-May
  • Summer - June-August

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. While in residence, artists also have access to our shared labs and studios including:

  • 3D Lab (3D printer and laser cutter)
  • Ceramics + Sculpture Studio
  • Darkroom
  • Media Lab with a large-scale printer
  • Woodshop

An Artist-in-Residence at McColl Center is a moment to think big, take risks with your creative practice, and explore ideas within the context of Charlotte.

Questions? Please contact Alli Celebron-Brown, President + CEO, at