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McColl Center for Art + Innovation, NC

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is located in Uptown Charlotte, a very short walk from the heart of the city. Charlotte is a growing, vibrant city coming into its own. A new cultural campus is open on the south end of Tryon, approximately 1 mile from the Center and includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, The Mint Museum, and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (formerly the Afro-American Cultural Center). As an urban artist-in-residence program, McColl Center for Visual Art actively participates in and contributes to the energy and vibrancy of the city. The community is welcome to visit the Center and artist/public interactions are encouraged. Goals of the Center include demystifying the creative process - which makes contemporary art more accessible and raises the perception of the value of artists to society. Through interaction with artists in their studios, the Center provides a portal from which the non-artist can gain insight into the creative process.

McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s Artist in residency program 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 by artists from around the world. 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, outreaches, community projects, exhibitions, and educational programs.

The residency program is open to emerging, mid-career and senior level artists that are formally trained or self-taught. However, artists who have not yet participated in McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s residency programs will be given priority. Students may apply, but may not be actively enrolled in classes during the start of the residency period. Affiliate Artist residency programs are open to artists living in Charlotte or within a 50-mile radius. The Artist-in-Residence program is open to local, regional, national and international artists.

McColl Center for Art + Innovation