McColl Center for Art + Innovation's residency program is dedicated to supporting artists regionally, nationally and internationally and promoting contemporary art. Fusing a regional character with a national and international perspective, the Center is a place where artists work, conduct research and where exhibitions introduce a broad public to a variety of contemporary art practices. The Center's goal is to present art and artists in a way that engages and enriches the public while revealing the creative process through open studios, community engagements, exhibitions, and educational programs.
As the Center’s mission is to advance artists and advance community while impacting lives through art and the creative process, our staff and community thought leaders worked together to identify ten major areas of high importance to the future of our institution and the communities we serve.
The list of challenges and opportunities form what the Center identifies as our Spheres of Impact, which offer Artists-in-Residence the opportunity to strategically address topics and issues in a meaningful and sustainable way.
The Spheres of Impact are Environment, Health+Wellness, Education, Social Justice, Technology, Business Innovation, International, Craft, Architecture+Design, and Beauty. Focusing programming around the Spheres of Impact has enabled the Center to deepen its existing partnerships and develop new collaborations. For more information on each Sphere of Impact, you may learn more here on our website: http://mccollcenter.org/about/spheres-of-impact