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Artist Residency

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Applications now closed.

  • Fall 2022 (August 29 - November 22, 2022)
  • Winter/Spring 2023 (January 16 – April 18, 2023)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

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

McColl Center seeks applications from artists for the Fall 2022 or Winter/Spring 2023 Artist-in-residence seasons. Applicants should be invested in working in a creative community, open to experimentation, and invested in pushing their work forward. Each resident receives their own studio, housing, and access to McColl Center's Printmaking Studio, Woodshop, and ceramics lab, as well as our laser cutter, 3D printer, welder, and Media Lab. 

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


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. 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 residency 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 Jonell Logan, VP + Creative Director, at