About Trapdoor Artist-Run Centre

Our Mandate

Trap\door is a non-profit artist run centre founded in 2004. Dedicated to the promotion of contemporary visual art which is challenging and critical, the purpose of Trap\door is to encourage experimentation by artists whose work explores the peripheries of their discipline.

We differ from most artist run centres in that we have chosen to have no permanent exhibition space. This allows us to match the artists we exhibit with locations in Lethbridge that best suit their projects. Working with a limited budget, Trap\door deliberately dedicates the majority of our funds to artist’s fees, exhibition expenses, and the direct costs of providing public access to contemporary art. We collaborate with other venues and institutions, sharing resources and developing symbiotic relationships