Open Call

Winter/Spring 2021 Artist-in-residence

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.

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)


January 11, 2021 - May 04, 2021


  • $6,000.00 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 is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art space in Charlotte, North Carolina. McColl Center annually awards residencies to approximately eighteen artists. Regional, national, and international artists are selected through a combination of open applications, invitations, and solicited nominations. The artist-in-residence program is open to artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, design, or interdisciplinary practices. We invite artists to take risks in their processes and explore their ideas within the context of Charlotte. We welcome you, your family, friends, and colleagues to connect with contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and public programs.

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