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Whitebark Pine Mural Project Image source: Parks Canada The BUMP Festival is creating a mural for Parks Canada to help raise awareness about whitebark pine trees - an endangered keystone species in Banff National Park. We are seeking an artist to paint a mural in Calgary that...

Join BUMP in Transforming Calgary   Updated to full-time position. See details below. Application deadline extended to Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The Beltline Urban Murals Project (BUMP) is an award-winning community driven initiative transforming the centre of Calgary, Alberta into an expansive open air art gallery with over 100...

Join BUMP in Transforming Calgary   Updated to full-time position. See details below. Application deadline extended to Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The Beltline Urban Murals Project (BUMP) is an award-winning community driven initiative transforming the centre of Calgary, Alberta into an expansive open air art gallery with over 100...

BUMP has recently learned that Kalum Teke Dan’s 2018 BUMP mural Sunset Song is being covered up by a new building under construction on the adjacent lot at 1232 17 Ave SW and will no longer be visible to the public. We are deeply saddened...

Welcome back! Another week of the BUMP Festival is in the books. Things are ramping up around here… Let’s crunch some numbers, shall we?   We streamed two (!!) Artist Talks at Contemporary Calgary with seven of our favorite muralists Six DJs and three bands brought...

Welcome back! That’s a wrap on week one of the 2021 BUMP Festival, and what a way to start 🥳 We had a great time at our first Artist Talk with BUMP Road Works artists Mike Hooves, Sydonne Warren, J. Broz and Billie Rae Busby ...

We’re thrilled today to announce the launch of the 2021 BUMP Festival in partnership with TD in Calgary, Canada! The BUMP Festival has grown steadily since our small beginnings in 2017, but this year marks by far the largest and most ambitious year to date with over 50 murals by top local, national, and international visual artists spanning 7 different neighbourhoods transforming Moh’kins’tsis / Calgary into an expansive open-air urban art gallery. Watch for new works this year in Beltline, Downtown, Mission, Bridgeland, Greenview Industrial, Kensington and Inglewood.

*Content warning: residential schools, violence, colonialism, MMIWG2S*
In light of the most recent and tragic discovery of over 700 unmarked Indigenous graves this morning, and the 1,323 family members that went missing, we’d like to pause for a moment and hold space for everyone affected by these deeply troubling and ongoing discoveries.