Create a Mural



Thank you to all the artists who submitted applications for the 2020 BUMP Festival!




A qualified jury will evaluate all responses. 


Evaluation criteria for the 2020 project will include:

  • Artist experience in large-scale exterior and interior murals
  • Diversity and uniqueness of the artist’s works
  • Creative approach to public art and murals


BUMP strives to include a significant number of local artists (Calgary and Alberta).


Successful artists will be advised they have been selected for the project by May 15th, 2020. Unsuccessful artists will not be contacted.


Successful artists will be provided a list of potential mural sites for their consideration and feedback. The jury will assign artists to mural sites based on artist and building owner preferences.


Note: A roster of “reserve” artists will be created in the event that additional murals are added to the project in 2020, or if selected artists are unable to participate in the festival. Artists will be informed if they are on the reserve roster by May 31.





Wall Details and Budgets

The locations, details and budgets for the murals will be provided to successful candidates. Artists will be assigned to walls by the jury with consideration of the artist preferences, building owner preferences, artist experience and the jury’s evaluation of location characteristics.


BUMP 2020 Timeline

March 1 –  April 3 – Submissions open

April 4 – May 1 –  Jury deliberations

May 15 – Successful artists notified

June 20 – BUMP 2020 artist lineup announcement

August – Painting of murals

August 26 – 29 – BUMP Festival