Summer Artist-in-Residence Program

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Applications open September 5, 2023.

  • June 4 – August 13, 2024 (10 weeks)

Application Deadline: December 8th, 2023

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

Summer Artist-in-Residence Program is offered to parents and educators who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in McColl Center residency because of their responsibilities during school/university periods. This residency will support their practices, give you the chance to bring your family with you, use the facilities, and equipment offered by the Center on our Labs. Residency Dates: June 4 – August 13, 2024

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


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