The BUMP Festival brings together various artists, people, businesses and places to activate the city for an entire month. There are many ways to play a part in what we are creating and the success and growth of BUMP relies on local, national & international artists as well as support from members of our community.
BUMP 2023 artist applications are now open and will remain so till February 6, 2023. Our 2023 RFP can be found here.
Artists are invited to apply to the August Festival in the spring of every year, typically in January/February.. These applications are for both the general festival as well as our new Road Works painting program which takes place in May. To learn more about our jury selection process as well as BUMP’s overall mission, vision and values please visit our ABOUT section.
Successful artists will be advised they have been selected for the project by late spring. Due to the volume of applicants, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, with the full festival programming released in July. In addition to the BUMP Festival, applicants can request to be added to our artist database to be considered for special BUMP projects.
BUMP offers a range of exciting high-visibility sponsorship opportunities to help make art happen in Calgary.
We’re constantly looking for buildings to paint new murals.
Contact us if you have a wall you would like to donate.
Join our volunteer email list to find out about volunteer opportunities
Apply to become a BUMP Festival music artist.
Check back in 2023.