McColl Center for Visual Art



Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Mission: Advancing artists, community and the creation of contemporary art through residencies, exhibitions, outreach and education. McColl Center for Visual Art’s Artist-in-Residence and Affiliate Artist programs are dedicated to supporting artists regionally, nationally and internationally and promoting contemporary art. Fusing a regional character with a national and international perspective, the Center is a place where artists work, conduct research and where exhibitions introduce a broad public to a variety of contemporary art practices by artists from around the world. The Center’s goal is to present art and artists in a way that engages and enriches the public while revealing the creative process through open studios, outreaches, community projects, exhibitions, and educational programs. 

Cost: Artists-in-Residence receive a stipend ($3,300), materials budget ($2,000), travel expenses and housing* covered while at the Center.

Number of Artists: Variable

Accommodations: Studio space located on-site and housing provided in Charlotte, North Carolina (no additional cost)

Length of Stay: Fall (Sept-Nov) and winter (Jan-Mar) each approximately 11-12 weeks

Demographic: Emerging, mid-career and senior level. Artists may be formally trained or self-taught. Alumni may re-apply; however artists who have not yet participated in McColl Center for Visual Arts’ residency programs will be given priority. Students may apply, but may not be actively enrolled in classes during start of the residency period. Affiliate Artist residency programs are for artists living in Charlotte within a 50 mile radius. The Artist-in-Residence program is open to local, regional, national and international artists.

Benefits: open studios, outreaches, community projects, exhibitions, educational programs, transportation:
the Center owns a jeep, a van, and truck with flatbed and makes these available on a first-come, first-serve basis for Center related errands and outreaches, and use is restricted to artists participating in the Residency program, artists-in-Residence participate in 1-2 exhibitions during their residency sessions, Open Studio Saturdays. 

Deadline: Ongoing deadline



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