Run of the Mills Upcoming
Lavender | May 2019 PDF Print E-mail

Photo by Audrey Harrer

Curated by Audrey Harrer
The Mills Gallery
May 2019

How can the purest sensory memories influence one’s future? Explore this idea in Lavender—a multi-sensory musical performance that explores how early experiences with lavender’s color and fragrance shaped trajectories and influenced decisions. The performance will include components of lavender through song, spoken-word, fragrance, simple projections, customized refreshments and movement.

Audrey Harrer is an alt-chamber composer/vocalist/harpist. She collaborates with chamber groups, experiments with music technologists, and works in music education. She finds clever ways to connect lyric and gesture and is particularly interested in the space where music and drama collide.

Run of the Mills call for proposals PDF Print E-mail

2019–2020 Run of the Mills call for proposals now open!

Run of the Mills is a series of intermittent, short duration exhibitions, performances and events of all types 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 exploring elements as varied as written word, dance, video, cooking, fashion and interactive sound elements.

About the Program
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. 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, artist stipend up to $2000 and reimbursement for approved expenses up to $1000.

In some cases the Exhibition program may determine the Gallery footprint. Run of the Mills artists must be responsive to the exhibition format and in communication with BCA staff throughout the creative process. Click here to see the FY19 Floorplan of the Mills Gallery.

What we’re looking for
Run of the Mills is co-curated by the Director of Visual Arts, Director of Dance, and Director of Theatre Arts. We are looking for 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. We also welcome proposals that significantly vary from performance format; in such cases, we will work together to ensure clarity and appropriate support.

Please tell us about your idea, budget, access points, and preferred Run of the Mills session.

Anticipated Timeline

  • Call for Proposals: March 2019
  • Proposals due to BCA: April 15, 2019 Extended to April 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm
  • Projects Selected: End of May 2019

Potential Run of the Mills sessions

  • Fall | October 15–20, 2019
  • Winter | January 21–26, 2020
  • Spring | April 21–26, 2020

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