About

BUMP is Calgary’s street art festival

Started in 2017 as the Beltline Urban Murals Project, the community-led, artist-focused initiative has exploded to become a city-wide street art festival reimagining public spaces through the visual arts and expanding the capacity of the local arts community. A diverse jury selects from among local, national and international artists for the BUMP Festival’s annual exhibition of new mural and graffiti works on the streets of Calgary.

 

 

Mission

To create accessible public art that uplifts communities across Calgary.

 

 

Vision

To transform Calgary into an expansive, open-air contemporary visual art gallery that drives a thriving local arts community.

 

 

Values

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.

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, BUMP honours and acknowledges the land of Moh’kins’tsis.

We honour and acknowledge the Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy (including the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani First Nations), as well as the Îyâxe (Stoney) Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations), and Tsuut’ina First Nation.

 

We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland.

 

Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.