Open Call

Fall 2020 Artist-in-residence (in partnership with UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture)

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

With Funding
Charlotte, United States


Minimum age: 21; current students are not eligible. McColl Center alumni artists should wait five years before applying for another residency. Artists are limited to two residencies at McColl Center. Previous experience working collaboratively within a residency program and or university setting is strongly recommended. McColl Center and UNC Charlotte are looking for artists who can easily adapt to an urban setting, are engaged in research and investigation, and are interested in the world as the site, subject, and material of their work.

Number of Participants

Artist collaborators and collectives must submit a single application with appropriate work samples that show artwork made by the group, not its individual members. Due to housing limitations, individual condominiums will not be provided for each group member; collectives must share housing.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 08, 2020 - December 08, 2020


  • $7,000.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $35.00 application fee


Ceramic Facility, Computer Lab, Darkroom, Desk Space, Individual Studio, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Wood Shop


Apartment, Private Bathroom, Private Housing, Private Room


No meals


Activists, Architecture, Augmented Reality, Ceramics, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Film, Glass, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Literature, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology


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Program Description

McColl Center for Art + Innovation and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture share a commitment to raising the awareness and understanding of contemporary art for the university community as well as the residents of Charlotte and the region. This program focuses on raising the intellectual and aesthetic interest in contemporary art on the campus and throughout Charlotte; maintaining a vital presence in the community through arts programming, workshops, lectures; and exhibitions and forging new connections with other disciplines on the UNC Charlotte campus. Each year, McColl Center and UNC Charlotte select one artist-in-residence with the shared goal of more sustained interactions with UNC Charlotte students through interdisciplinary collaborative projects, art exhibitions, and innovative educational programming.

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