BUMP Festival Urban Art Conference

Registration is now open for BUMP Festival’s inaugural Urban Art Conference, join us Aug 8-9 as we celebrate our eighth festival year! Over two days, hear from spectacular leaders in art, design, urban planning, and community development. Attend panels, workshops, networking power-hours and exchange ideas to gain insights on the future of public art and its impact on our city and various industries, all while helping to promote a connected and robust arts ecosystem.

This conference will be a catalyst for change, igniting crucial conversations about the role of public art in our ever-evolving society. With a finger on the pulse of the present moment, we’re poised to carve out fresh perspectives that resonate deeply with today’s audiences.

AUG 8 – 9, 2024
Platform Calgary
407 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

BUMP festival has been synthesizing the past seven years of experience from programming over 270 public art projects across the city. Through this new festival event we aim to foster a greater appreciation of public art, while also demonstrating public art’s transformative power. Bringing communities together through public art creation is at the core of BUMP’s mission and our conference intends to strengthen the connection between artists, residents, and public spaces, giving communities a voice and creating a space where brave new ideas around art can be discussed and dissected.

Important RSVP Information:
–  Guests must RSVP to each panel and workshop individually, as well as the keynote address.
–  RSVPing to one conference event will not guarantee entry to other conference panel/workshop programming that you have not RSVP’ed for.
–  All conference ticket holders however are welcome to our networking power hours and BUMP Hang’s at the King Eddy.
– We highly recommend reserving your tickets ASAP, we anticipate high demand. 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Day 1

August 8, 2024

10:00 am - 10:30 am
August 8, 2024

Keynote Speech & Introduction

Speaker(s):

Su Ying Strang

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm
August 8, 2024

Public Art, Participation, and the Shifting Urban Landscape

Speaker(s):

, Jasmine Palardy, Jonny Hehr, Alana Bartol

Moderator(s):

Shauna Thompson

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
August 8, 2024

PUBLIC ART 101

Instructor(s):

Dawn van de Schoot (Public Art Project Lead, CADA)

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
August 8, 2024

Revolution, Liberation and Change through Public Art

Speaker(s):

Trevor Stark, Harvey Nichol, Dan Cardinal, JUMU Monster

Moderator(s):

Eman Safadi, BUMP Festival

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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm
Day 2

August 9, 2024

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
August 9, 2024

How Do We Brand a City?: Presented by D.TALKS

Speaker(s):

Keli Pollock, Anna Lake, Edward Campbell

Moderator(s):

Contra (Priya Ramesh), BUMP Festival & FOREIGNERZ

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
August 9, 2024

Unveiling Urban Art : Methods of A Muralist

Instructor(s):

Kat Simmers

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
August 9, 2024

Behind the Tag: The Future of Graffiti Art in Canada

Speaker(s):

Mikhail Miller, Annaliza Toledo, Trevor Peters, Wesley O’Driscoll

Moderator(s):

Ryan Tram, BUMP Festival

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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm

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