Travelling Exhibition Program
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial travelling exhibition program since 1981. The mandate of the AFA Travelling Exhibition Program is to provide every Albertan with the opportunity to enjoy visual art exhibitions in their community.
Three regional galleries and one arts organization coordinate the program for the AFA:
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Welcome to Muse! Muse is designed to capture the visual and written responses from the audiences of our travelling exhibition program. Muse is for students and venue participants in Northern Alberta to showcase their talents in direct response to the art they view in the TREX (Travelling Exhibition) program.
If you are a participating school, library or venue in Northern Alberta (Region 1), and you enjoy looking at the artwork that arrives in crates to your venue, then you may wish to respond through artwork, poetry, writing or any creative expression. Learn more….
Each year more than 300,000 Albertans enjoy nearly 100 exhibitions in communities ranging from High Level in the north to Milk River in the south and virtually everywhere in between. The AFA Travelling Exhibition Program also offers educational support material to help educators integrate the visual arts into the school curriculum.
A major part of the program assists in making the AFA’s extensive art collection available to Albertans. This growing art collection consists of over 7,000 artworks showcasing the creative talents of more than 1,700 artists. As the only provincial art collection in Alberta, the AFA collection reflects the development of the vibrant visual arts community in the province and has become an important cultural legacy for all Albertans.
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s involvement with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program dates back to its inception 25 years ago. The Gallery values its role in the promotion of art in communities throughout Northwestern Alberta. Residents of the region served by the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie have experienced, through the Travelling Exhibition Program, new opportunities to view and learn about art.
Region 1: Current Active Venues