The Center accepts submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior level artists. Local, regional, national and international artists are all eligible for the Artist-in-Residence Program. Only artists who live within a 50-mile radius of Charlotte are eligible for the Affiliate Artist Program. Former Affiliate Artists and Artists-in-Residence may resubmit; however, priority will be given to artists who have not been awarded residencies. Students may submit materials for these programs, but they must have graduated prior to the start of the residency.

To be considered for the residency program, please contact Kimberly Henderson, Program Assistant, via email - khenderson@mccollcenter.org
Deadline: Ongoing
Residency Dates:
Fall: September-November or Winter: January-March
Selection: Artists are selected and notified approximately one year prior to the start of their residency
Stipend: $3,300
Materials Budget: $2,000
>> Artist-in-Residence Program Description

Deadline: Ongoing
Residency Dates: Vary from several weeks to 3 months
Stipend: $3,300
Materials Budget: Up to $2,000
The community of Charlotte, NC and McColl Center for Visual Art welcomes artists to create works of environmental art in the public domain. This artist residency presents opportunities for established and emerging artists, design professionals and collaborators to create installations that become remedial interventions with the land. Email eair@mccollcenter.org for more information.
>> Environmental Artist-in-Residence Program Description and Submission Requirements

Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2014
Residency Dates: September 8 – November 24, 2015 or January 11 – March 22, 2016
Notification: Fall 2014Stipend: $4,000
Materials Budget: $2,000
Each year, in partnership with Carolinas HealthCare (CHC), one artist is selected to develop and create a project in collaboration with the Hospital's Physicians, Staff, Healthcare providers, and/or patients and their families. Previous experience with comparable projects is preferable. The Center and Carolinas HealthCare are looking for artists who can easily adapt to a medical healing environment, are engaged in research and investigation, and are interested in the world as the site, subject, and material of their work
>> Carolinas Healthcare Program Description
>> Carolinas Healthcare Artist-In-Residence Submission Requirements

Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2014
Residency Dates: January 11 – March 22, 2016
Stipend: $5,300
Materials Budget: Up to $2,000
Each year, in partnership with University of North Carolina at Charlotte's College of Arts and Architecture, one artist is selected by both institutions with the shared goal of sustained interactions with UNC Charlotte students through interdisciplinary collaborative projects, art exhibitions, and innovative educational programming.
>> Description of the UNCC Artist-in-Residence program
>> UNCC Artist-in-Residence Submission Requirements

Monday, October 14, 2013
Residency Dates: Winter 2015 Session:
January – March, 2015
Materials Budget:
(Open to Art faculty of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools only)
McColl Center for Visual Art/Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is accepting submissions from art teachers in the school system for the CMS Art Teacher-in-Residence. The selected art teacher will be relieved of all teaching responsibilities from January through March 2015 with full pay and benefits to work at an alternative work site in a studio at the Center. In addition to working in proximity to five artists from outside the state and two affiliate artists from the local community, the Art-Teacher-in-Residence has a private studio and access to the extraordinary facilities at the Center.
>> Description of the Gail Peacock Art Teacher-in-Residence Program
>> Gail Peacock Art Teacher-in-Residence Submission Requirements

Deadline: May 4, 2014
Residency Dates: Summer Session April 11 – August 23, 2016.  11-Month Session April 11, 2016 – March 21, 2017
The affiliate artist will pay McColl Center for Visual Art a utility and maintenance fee in the sum of $175.00 per month. Affiliate artists selected for residencies beginning in April of 2016 will be required to participate in the Center’s signature spring event, Studio Party 15. For this event each artist will design and transform their assigned studio into a creative event space. The night of the event, guests will visit each studio as they dine on a series of tapas. In the past, artists have used a variety of media including fabric, netting, projection and painting directly on the studio walls. 2016 Affiliate Artists will work with the program and development team to develop their theme and plan their studio. Artists will be granted a stipend of $250 to purchase materials. In addition, the Center will provide tables, linens, flowers, and other rentals in each studio as needed. This event also features an art sale of alumni artists. Affiliate Artists are encouraged to have work for sale in their studio the night of the event. Timeline will be announced at a later date.

>>Affiliate Artist Submission Requirements

For tips and guidance regarding the application process, take a look at our recent blog post "The Business of Applying", which offers advice and direction to help you get started.
>>The Business of Applying