2023 Call for Jury Members
Monday November 28, 2022
Deadline: December 22, 2022
BUMP is currently seeking individuals to serve on the jury for our 2023 BUMP Festival adjudication. The BUMP Festival’s annual call for artists draws hundreds of submissions. A jury composed of a diverse cross-section of local artists, members of various Alberta arts entities and community-focused thinkers who have a history of working to foster more robust and diverse art spaces in this city review applications to develop an artist shortlist for the Festival. The process spans several meetings in the spring and includes a jury scoring system and voting process.
For 2023 we will be continuing our current process of selecting festival artists and are seeking a jury of passionate, fair and experienced individuals with an interest in the arts and in building community. BUMP festival is committed to its mission, vision and values. Therefore, the jury looks at every single application to the BUMP Festival and programs a diversity of artists, styles, origins and experiences. As a part of the 2023 BUMP jury, you will play a crucial role in next year’s festival programming the public art that will eventually be seen on walls all around Calgary
Jury members must have access to a computer and internet to review submissions and attend remote meetings. Selected jurors will be required to independently review all submissions and attend 10-15 hours of meetings between February and March. This is a paid opportunity.
As a jury member, you will be tasked with selecting a diversity of artists based on the following:
- style/media (artworks of all schools, styles, scales, mediums and tastes should be considered);
- origin (local, national, and international talent)
- qualifications (established and developing artists, mainly local)
- identity (gender, ethnicity incl. Indigenous)
If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply using the following Google Form: 2023 BUMP Jury Application. Only selected applicants will be contacted in the New Year
The BUMP Festival is an award-winning project transforming Calgary, Alberta, Canada, into an expansive open-air contemporary art gallery. Starting as the Beltline Urban Murals Project in 2017, the community-led initiative has expanded to become a Calgary-wide, annual street art festival creating accessible public art, growing the capacity of Calgary’s visual arts community, fostering community connection, and amplifying a diversity of voices through the arts.
Public art is essential in building community, promoting dialogue and enriching our cultural landscape. Since its inception in 2017, BUMP has:
- Commissioned 100+ murals celebrating a diversity of local, national and international artists
- Awarded the 2019 Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Community Initiative
- Gathered thousands of attendees at the annual BUMP Festival
- Led guided mural tours for thousands of residents and visitors to the city
- Showcased outdoor film and live music performances as part of a celebration of community and the visual arts.
To create accessible public art that uplifts communities across Calgary.
To transform Calgary into an expansive, open-air contemporary visual art gallery that drives a thriving local arts community.
- Accessibility: We create art that is experienced by all.
- Diversity and inclusion: We are inclusive of the diversity of Calgary and the traditional lands of the Treaty 7 First Nations.
- Community: We foster community connection through public art.
- Artistic pursuit: We celebrate creative liberty and exploration.
- Education: We facilitate artistic growth and development.
- City building: We seek to reimagine more vibrant public spaces.