Travelling Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial travelling exhibition program (TREX) since 1981 to provide every Albertan with the opportunity to enjoy visual art exhibitions in their community. The TREX program promotes Albertan art and artists through professionally developed exhibitions for use in schools, libraries, hospitals and visitor centres, and other community venues. 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. These exhibitions are designed to easily unpack, install and commercially transport. The program also offers a comprehensive educational guide to go with each travelling exhibition to aid educators in integrating the visual arts into the school curriculum.


Three regional galleries and one arts organization coordinate the program for the AFA:

There are 10 BOOKING PERIODS per year allowing each venue to enjoy an exhibit for a full 4 weeks. Details can be found on page 19 of the booking catalogue. Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis and we recommend that you submit your requests early. TREX exhibition fees remain affordable at $75.00 for each four-week loan period. The TREX Program pays all shipping and insurance costs. To make your request, simply fill out the request form and submit it by fax or email.

Click this image to download the 2019/20 Booking Catalogue

Click here for the 2019/2020 TREX Exhibition Request Form

For more information, contact:

Danielle Ribar, Associate Curator, Manager/Curator AFA Travelling Exhibitions Program NW

[p] 780-357-7483 [f] 780-539-9522


There are 13 different exhibitions showing in this 2018/2019 touring year. Three of the exhibitions, Heather Buchanan: Eating, Storylines: Comic Art in Alberta, and Arthur Nishimura: Mystical Landscapes were developed by AGGP for the TREX program. Click on the photos below to access the interpretive and educational guides for each exhibition.