Photo by Brad Wakoff | The Davis Sisters, Junk Drawer

Run of the Mills Residency

Please note: Applications for the 2020-2021 Run of the Mills Residency are now closed.

Our Run of the Mills Residency supports art that defies categorization. This series provides resources to produce multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary projects for site-responsive, short duration exhibitions, performances, and events of all stripes at the Mills Gallery at BCA.

Artists take over the Mills Gallery for one week between Mills Gallery exhibitions to experiment and create a new work. Generally, selected projects receive access to the empty gallery from Wednesday through Sunday. As a loose framework, each program should contemplate one or two public access points, of which one could be a performance and the other an additional performance, workshop, artist talk, gallery hours, other happening, or additional format that best serves the proposed project. This mini-lab offers artists the opportunity to experiment and share their work with the public in a unique setting.

The series is co-curated by our director of visual arts, director of dance, and director of theatre arts. Run of the Mills series features artist-driven projects exploring elements as varied as written word, dance, video, cooking, fashion, and interactive sound elements.


  • Projects that blur the lines between the worlds of performance, interaction, sound, movement, and visual arts
  • Projects that weave together multiple art forms and engage new audiences will be given priority
  • Proposals that significantly vary from performance format are welcome
We are currently accepting applications for this residency!