McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Located in a retrofitted Gothic Revival church, McColl Center for Art + Innovation empowers artists to advance contemporary art and community through the creative process. The Center believes artists and art are catalysts for change. We promote the public understanding of the value of artists to society. McColl Center advances its mission through artists-in- residence, exhibitions, community engagement, and the Innovation Institute.
Artists-in-Residence (AIRs) are the Center’s core program. Emerging, mid-career, and established artists are invited to be in residence for one to eleven months. A total of 12 to 18 artists are in residence annually at the Center. Since it opened in 1999, the Center has hosted more than 400 AIRs. Our business model and our broad network of partnerships enhance our ability to directly address issues critical to Charlotte’s future through facilitated relationships with area institutions.