Run of the Mills is a series of intermittent, short duration exhibitions, performances and events of all stripes in which BCA’s Mills Gallery is given over to our creative colleagues to explore art that defies categorization. The series has featured artist-driven interdisciplinary projects that explore elements of written word, dance, video, cooking, fashion, and interactive sound elements.
Run of the Mills is presented during weeks between Mills Gallery exhibitions when the Gallery is in a transitional, semi-finished state. 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. Sunday is typically reserved for de-installation and load out.
Selected artists will be provided resources and support to dig deeper into their project. The BCA will provide staffing and space in the Mills Gallery, licenses for 1 performance and 1 beer/wine reception, as well as inventory and a bartender for reception, documentation of performance, box office support, funds for artists up to $2000 and reimbursement for approved expenses up to $1000.