Please note: Applications for the 2021-2022 Run of the Mills Residency will open in spring 2021.
The 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 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. Run of the Mills series features artist-driven projects exploring elements as varied as written word, dance, video, cooking, fashion, and interactive sound elements.
The series is co-curated by the artistic programming team.
- 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
Spring 2021 – Live Nude Girls, Julie Ann Otis
Spring 2020 – The Davis Sisters are Absolutely in Love All the Time, Always and Forever, The Davis Sisters
Fall 2019 – El despojo: ¿Alguien ha/Has Anyone?, Yara Liceaga-Rojas
Summer 2019 – Lavender, Audrey Harrer
Spring 2019 – Adobo-Fish-Sauce, Anthony Febo and Ricky Orng
Fall 2018 – The Weight of Inheritance, Lisa Crossman
Summer 2018 – Interstellar Sanctuary, Anna Wexler and Jesseca Ferguson
Spring 2018 – Rainbow Collapse, Anya Smolnikova and Jared Williams
Fall 2017 – Laboratory of Longings, Ani Liu
Spring 2017 – Sliver Foxes, Liz Roncka and Jason Sanford
Fall 2016 – Searching for a Phase Change, LaneCoArts
Spring 2016 – The Plastic Practitioner, Boring Angel
Fall 2015 – OFF GRID, Nate Tucker