The BUMP Festival is Calgary’s community-led, city-wide street art festival that has commissioned over 270 public artworks with over 100 visual artists since launching in 2017.
Your donation will allow us to continue to create accessible public art that uplifts communities across Calgary, build capacity in local artists, and provide free events programming during our annual festival.
In 2023, BUMP unveiled 89 new public artworks, built capacity in the arts with paid mentorships for 25 local artists, and contributed to greater diversity in Calgary’s arts with 50% of participating visual artists identifying as BIPOC or Indigenous, 52% identifying as women, and 14% identifying as LGBTQIAS+.
The 2023 BUMP Festival attracted thousands of attendees with free events programming including guided mural tours, artist talks, a graffiti jam, outdoor cinema at High Park, downtown alley party and more.
Launched by the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association (BNA) in 2017 as the Beltline Urban Murals Project, the community-led, artist-focused BUMP Festival has exploded to become a city-wide street art movement reimagining public spaces through the visual arts and expanding the capacity of the local arts community.
The BNA is a registered non-profit community organization in Calgary, Alberta. Donations are not tax refundable at this time.
BUMP currently does not receive any ongoing public art funds from the City of Calgary. To date, the initiative has been funded through community/provincial/federal grants, public and private partnerships, and sponsorships.