Disciplines: Drawing & Painting, Media Arts, Sculpture
McColl Center for Visual Art is the leading center for the advancement of creative capacity for artists and the public.
McColl Center for Visual Art is located in Uptown Charlotte, a very short walk from the heart of the city. Charlotte is a growing, vibrant city coming into its own. A cultural campus is on the south end of Tryon, approximately 1 mile from the Center and includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, The Mint Museum, and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (formerly the Afro-American Cultural Center). As an urban artist-in-residence program, McColl Center for Visual Art actively participates in and contributes to the energy and vibrancy of the city. The community is welcome to visit the Center and artist/public interactions are encouraged. Goals of the Center include demystifying the creative process – which makes contemporary art more accessible and raises the perception of the value of artists to society. Through interaction with artists in their studios, the Center provides a portal from which the non-artist can gain insight into the creative process.
STUDIOS, FACILITIES AND FEES
McColl Center for Visual Art is a well-equipped 30,000 square foot facility with nine artist studios (230-819 sq ft), and common use wood, blacksmith and sculpture, ceramic, darkroom, printmaking studios, and a media lab (click here for a list of available equipment). There is twenty-four hour access to the Center’s facility, and staff support Monday through Friday during normal business hours. For Affiliate Artists (AA), there is a monthly utility/maintenance fee of $175. Stipend, materials budget, travel, and housing are not included. Artists-in-Residence receive a stipend ($3,300), materials budget ($2,000), travel allowance and housing (if outside of Charlotte). The Carolinas Healthcare Artist-in-Residence (CHC AIR) receives a stipend ($4,000), materials budget ($2,000), travel allowance and housing (if outside of Charlotte). In addition, there is a separate budget for materials for the CHC project. The Gail Peacock CMS Art Teacher-in Residence (ATIR) receives a materials budget ($2,000) and continues to receive their salary and benefits during their residency.
DURATION OF RESIDENCY SESSIONS
Residency sessions vary in length.
2 available sessions: fall (Sept-Nov) and winter (Jan-Mar) each approximately 11-12 weeks
2 available sessions: 11-months (April-March), summer (April- August) 4-5 months
Selected summer and 11-month Affiliate Artists will also be required to participate in the Center’s spring event, Studio Party . Artists will transform their studios into a themed event space of their own design (can include artists work) and then host their studio during Studio Party.
The residency program is open to 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 or within a 50 mile radius. The Artist-in-Residence program is open to local, regional, national and international artists.
McColl Center for Art + Innovation uses a curatorial process to select Artists-in-Residence. Artists are invited to be in residence who conduct creative inquiries into one or more of the Center’s Spheres of Impact. There are three exceptions – the Carolinas Health Care Artist-In-Residence, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Artist-in-Residence, and the Environmental Artist-in-Residence.
In addition to these three opportunities, the Center is always looking for groundbreaking artists whose practice includes social engagement and who would therefore significantly benefit from a residency, contribute to the vibrancy of the residency experience for all of the artists, and raise the level of conversation in Charlotte around one of our Spheres of Impact.
If you would like to express your interest in participating in our residency program, email email@example.com. Please know that, due to the high degree of interest, we cannot respond to each email.
FACILITIES + SERVICES
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McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a well-equipped 30,000 square foot facility with nine artist studios (230-819 sq ft), and common use wood, blacksmith and sculpture, ceramic, darkroom, and printmaking studios, as well as a media lab. We provide twenty-four hour access to the Center’s facility and offer staff support Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
To express your interest in becoming an artist-in-residence, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please understand that due to the large number of inquiries, we are not able to respond to each individual email.
The residency program is open to emerging, mid-career and senior level artists that are formally trained or self-taught. However, artists who have not yet participated in McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s residency programs will be given priority. Students may apply, but may not be actively enrolled in classes during the start of the residency period. Affiliate Artist residency programs are open to artists living in Charlotte or within a 50-mile radius. The Artist-in-Residence program is open to local, regional, national and international artists.
We advise you to keep an eye on the opportunities sections for more updates.
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