ANNOUNCING: THE ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM AT MCCOLL CENTER FOR VISUAL ART
THE OPPORTUNITY The community of Charlotte, NC and the McColl Center for Visual Art welcomes artists to create works of environmental art in the public domain. The Environmental Artist-in-Residence (EAIR) program encourages artists to have beneficial impacts on urban life through creation of art that is scientifically relevant, meaningful and beneficial environmental art. Community outreach is an essential part of McColl Center for Visual Art's mission. Volunteer groups, for which the greater Charlotte community is well known, actively support the work of the Environmental Artist in Residence. These volunteers are hands-on participants of all age groups and abilities.
THE RESIDENCY PROGRAM This special artist residency presents opportunities for established and emerging artists and collaborators, as well as design professionals, to create installations that interact with the urban environment and become remedial interventions. In addition to an honorarium, travel and living accommodations, artists will receive a stipend for materials, technical advice or labor to assist them. Residency periods vary from several weeks to 3 months.
THE SITES: McColl Center for Visual Art has secured several sites in metropolitan Charlotte for artists˙˙™ interventions including urban creeks, parks, streetscapes and semi-rural lands. These sites represent opportunities for artists who work in a remedial way with a site and who create projects that go beyond documentation and demonstrations to bring benefit to a specific site.