We are launching the BUMP Urban Art Conference!

Friday June 14, 2024

The 2024 BUMP Festival is hosting its first Urban Art Conference!

This is an official save the date notice for all of our supporters & friends! Join us Aug 8-9 for our inaugural Urban Art Conference 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.

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

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 explore pressing issues and carve out fresh perspectives that resonate deeply with today’s audiences. We will be announcing our incredible list of conference speakers & instructors very soon, our lineup is stacked and you’re going to want to be there!

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.

Tickets for the Urban Art Conference are not yet available, but we encourage you to join our mailing list to ensure you receive the first wave of RSVP invitations in July. Like all our events, this conference will be free and accessible, so stay tuned to grab a ticket before they’re gone! 😊

Visit yycbump.ca/festival/conference/ to submit your email to our Friends of BUMP list & to keep updated on this part of our festival.