TRUCK Contemporary Art is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the development and public presentation of contemporary art. Established in 1983 as The Second Story Art Society, TRUCK provides a forum for the production and dissemination of contemporary art and related cultural practices in Calgary, on Treaty 7 territory in the Southern Alberta region. TRUCK supports artists and artistic communities through exhibition programming, lectures, screenings, performances, publications, commissions, off-site and public programs, residencies, community collaborations, engagement and outreach, and advocacy activities.
Our exhibitions and public programming initiatives aim to connect the artistic community in Calgary, to global discourses on contemporary art, national partners in the artist-run sector, and the general public. Our goal is the advancement of contemporary art and the enrichment of local, national, and international communities today and into the future.
TRUCK’s mission is to present dynamic programming, foster innovative artistic practices, encourage experimentation, and to engage artists and the public in a discussion about contemporary art. TRUCK supports the advancement of contemporary art by committing to the values of being artist-centred; inclusive of artistic autonomy and self-determination, and engaging in collaboration and exchange.