McColl Center Artist-in-Residence Program
The McColl Center's internationally acclaimed Artist-in-Residence program serves as a catalyst for growth for emerging and mid-career artists. McColl Center hosts three residency terms per year—fall, winter/spring, and summer, for four artists per term. An artist residency at McColl Center is a moment to think big, take risks in the creative process, and explore ideas within the context of Charlotte.
Artists-in-residence receive private housing adjacent to McColl Center, a large-scale private studio in our historic building in Uptown Charlotte, curatorial guidance, marketing and PR support, and a generous stipend. While in residency, our artists have the freedom to fully focus on artistic research, exploration, and creation while also engaging with McColl Center’s Igniters community and the local creative sector.
721 N. Tryon Srteet
Charlotte, NC 28202
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
Practicing emerging and mid-career artists are invited to apply.
Housing & Accomodation
Studio & Facilities
In addition to a private studio, all Artists-in-Residence can use the various labs and equipment available throughout the building. The McColl Center is equipped with a Woodshop, Ceramic Lab, Metal Lab, Media Lab, Printmaking Lab, and a 3D Printing and Laser Cutting Lab along with various tools. See at the bottom of this page a more extensive list of what the McColl provides.
DETAILED INVENTORY OF EACH LAB:
Sawstop 10” Professional Table Saw, Delta 14” Bandsaw, Powermatic 36” Bandsaw, Delta 16.5” Drill Press, JET 18” variable speed scroll saw, Delta 6” belt and 12” disc sander, Dewalt 12” compound miter saw, Powermatic oscillating sander, various clamps
Skutt Automatic Kiln KM-1227, Skutt Manual Kiln Model 614-3, Brent Model CXC Throwing Wheels, North Star Slab Roller, Extruder, Wedging Tables
ESAB MIG Welder, Lincoln Electric MIG Welder, ESAB TIG Welder, ESAB Plasma Cutter, Lincoln Electric Plasma Cutter, Promacut Pipe Bender, Delta 10” Bench Grinder, Baldor 10” Wire Brush, Delta 16” Drill Press, DoALL Bandsaw, Oxy-Acetylene Torch, Oxy-Propane Torch
Takach Floor Model Etching Press, Charles Etching Press, Ryonet Exposure Unit, Kleen Wash Sink, Letterpress, Book Press, Hot Plate, Vacuum Table with Big Gripper 2, Paper Soaking Sink, Paper Drying Rack, Pressure Washer
Ultimaker S5 3D Printer with Material Station and Air Manager, Universal Laser Cutter VLS6.60/75 (engraving field dimensions 18x32 inches), plus various hand tools
2 27” iMac computers, Adobe Creative Suite, Epson SureColor P9000 44” printer, Toshiba 5560C high-speed laser printer, Epson Perfection V500 photo Scanners, Silhoutte CAMEO 3 Electronic Cutter, Nikon D7000 camera, Lowell Ambi-lighting kits, Studio Pro Lighting Kit, Micca media players, Microphones, Speakers, various cables
Dewalt Jigsaws, Dewalt Palm Sanders, Dewalt Angle Grinders, various drills, drill bits, dremels, psi grinders, measuring tapes, levels, rulers, canvas stretchers, staple guns, wire brushes, tin snips, utility knives