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McColl Center for Art + Innovation | Environmental Artist-in-Residence

McColl Center for Visual Art's Environmental Artist-in-Residence (EAIR) is a three-month residency in Charlotte, NC. The EAIR was founded on the principle that an integration of art, science, community engagement and education can create innovative and effective ecological interventions; and that a pairing of artists with ecological problem spots in Charlotte's parks and public lands will result in successful environmental remediation projects. The Center's EAIR program encourages artists to go beyond outdoor sculpture, performance and demonstration and to create environmental art that is scientifically relevant, replicable and beneficial to the land, air or waterways of Charlotte.

The program offers opportunities for established and emerging artists, architects, landscape architects, conservationists or other art and design professionals to engage in community-based environmental or ecological projects. EAIR opportunities address both regional and global issues and include water quality, waste treatment, habitat restoration and solar and wind technologies. Although a space at the Center is provided, the bulk of the resident artist's work takes place at the outdoor site of their project.


Charlotte, North Carolina: United States


  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: May apply as a team
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application Ongoing: Yes

Facilities & Services

  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Accessibility: no

Stipends / other support

The Environmental Artist-in-Residence receives a stipend ($3,300), materials budget ($2,000), travel allowance, and housing (if outside of Charlotte).

Additional expectations / opportunities

Contact Information

721 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
United States
Tel: (704) 332 - 5535