McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art space in Charlotte, North Carolina. Its mission is to empower artists, advance communities, and contribute positive impacts to its broad public audience by introducing a range of current artistic practices. Located in the former Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Uptown Charlotte, McColl Center houses nine individual artist studios, more than 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, and multiple common-use spaces, including a studio for large-scale sculpture fabrication. They invite artists to take risks in their processes and explore their ideas within the context of Charlotte. They welcome the visiting public to connect with contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and public programs.
Current open call 2021 in partnership with Atrium Health: McColl Center seeks project proposals from local and regional artists for the Winter/spring 2021 cohort. Artists may work in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, or interdisciplinary practices. We look for artists who are engaged in research and investigation and who are interested in the healthcare system as both site and subject for their work. Successful proposals will clearly state how the artist’s project will advance the theme of healthcare and healing and actively engage Atrium patients and/or staff. Selected artists receive: $6,000 this amount include living, materials, and a travel stipend.
Varies by artist-in-residence.
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McColl Center for Visual Art is a well-equipped 30,000 square foot facility with nine artist's studios (230-819 sq ft), and common use wood, blacksmith and sculpture, ceramic, darkroom, printmaking studios, and a media lab. There is twenty-four hour access to the Center's facility, and staff support Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
Located in the former Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Uptown Charlotte, McColl Center houses nine individual artist studios, more than 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, and multiple common-use spaces, including a studio for large-scale sculpture fabrication.
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