Duration varies by cohort
Paid by host:
  • $6,000 living, materials, and travel stipend (United States-based artists only; due to the limitations of B-1 visas, international artists are not eligible to receive stipends)
  • Furnished apartment (for artists from outside the greater Charlotte area)
  • 24-hour access to a private studio with Wi-Fi and common use areas
  • Participation in a group show
  • Photo and social media documentation
  • Professional curatorial guidance
  • Opportunities to engage with McColl Center audiences via public programs
Paid by artist:

Personal expenses.

Application guidelines:

 The application fee is $35, nonrefundable. Online application.

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McColl Center for Art + Innovation

McColl Center for Art + Innovation


McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art space in Charlotte, North Carolina. Its mission is to champion contemporary artists and spark creative experiences for positive community impact. Located in the former Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Uptown Charlotte, McColl Center houses individual artist studios, more than 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, and multiple common-use spaces, including wood, sculpture, ceramic, printmaking, media, and 3D labs. They invite artists to take risks in their processes and explore their ideas within the context of Charlotte and the visiting public to connect with contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and public programs.

Current open call: McColl Center seeks applications for summer 2022 artists-in-residence, for which the deadline is 15 August 2021.


Varies by artist-in-residence.

Studio Information

McColl Center is a well-equipped 30,000 square foot facility with 24-7 access to individual artist studios and common use labs for sculpture, wood, ceramics, printmaking, media, and 3D. Staff support is available Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

Accommodation Information

Separate from studio


McColl Center is located in the former Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.

Contact information

721 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202, NC 28202
United States

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