For Artists

Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

McColl Center's artist residency is an internationally acclaimed program that serves as a catalyst for artistic growth at any stage of an artist's career. 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.

Printmaking: Embossing Techniques begins March 31, 2022, register now!

Studio Practice Series offer artists training and mentorship to advance their practices in McColl Center’s art labs. Each series is taught by a McColl Center lab professional who provides equipment training and one-on-one technical guidance focused on each artist’s independent projects. With an assigned lab space and access to equipment for the duration of the series, participating artists are encouraged to take artistic risks, explore new techniques, and complete works. As part of our commitment to artist safety, participation is limited, and we require all staff and participants to adhere to rigorous health and safety standards, including the use of masks and physical distancing.

Sessions Ongoing, Check Often

Regardless of your artistic discipline, business skills and financial acumen are key to sustaining your practice as a professional artist. Through interactive Artist Entrepreneurship workshops, you will gain professional advice and be encouraged to make steps toward self-sufficiency and growth in marketing, financial literacy, social media, and more. This program is presented by Bank of America.