The Second Story Art Society (Operating as TRUCK) is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the development and public presentation of contemporary art. Since it was founded in 1983 the Society has facilitated over 500 exhibitions in addition to countless activities and events in support of cultural development and contemporary art appreciation. Currently, TRUCK hosts 15 exhibitions annually in its two exhibition venues, and various collaborative events and activities with other arts groups and nonprofit organizations.
Although TRUCK supports a full spectrum of artistic practices, programming generally focuses on hybrid and emerging forms of contemporary art that situates the work of Calgary artists in a national context.
Through the presentation of regional, national, and international contemporary art, TRUCK contributes to the development and understanding of contemporary art within the Calgary community.
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TRUCK welcomes submissions from artists, collectives, and collaborations practicing in all mediums. TRUCK facilitates exhibitions and projects through three venues: the Main Space, the +15 window project, and CAMPER.
TRUCK is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive spaces for participating in contemporary art. TRUCK programming is free to attend and open to all.
The Main Space is programmed through annual calls for submissions as well as through curated exhibitions. TRUCK hosts nine four-week long exhibitions each year.
The +15 Window Project is located off-site in the Arts Commons busy +15 pedway system. Exhibitions are two months long. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis.
CAMPER is TRUCK's Contemporary Art Mobile Public Exhibition Rig. Submissions are accepted based on special calls for submissions throughout the year.