We are happy to announce that RE•VER•BER•ATE 2024 applications are now open for both our Performing Arts and All-City Visual Arts Elementary and High School exhibitions! RE•VER•BER•ATE, now in its second year, is a free multidisciplinary arts festival for all CPS students and our entire community, taking place throughout downtown Chicago from May 1st to May 4th 2024!
This four-day event is open for all CPS students to participate in and visit throughout the first week of May. The event will provide students in grades PreK - 12th with exhibition and performance opportunities, as well as workshops, portfolio reviews, and college, high school and career fairs throughout the various locations of the festival.
Partnering with The Chicago Cultural Center, the Design Museum of Chicago, The Goodman Theater, Art on theMART, and more, RE•VER•BER•ATE serves as a testament to what can happen when our students, teachers, and arts professionals of Chicago come together to create a truly unique event for our most eager learners and performers. We can’t wait to see you there!
How to Participate
The applications below can be used to apply to be a part of one of the portions of the festival. Please read below for more information on each application:
How are you selecting who will perform?
RE•VER•BER•ATE seeks to offer a platform to as many student soloists, artists, and ensembles as possible over the course of the festival days. When curating the festival from all the submissions received, the RE•VER•BER•ATE team of DAE staff and Arts teacher leaders, will work to purposefully ensure a final set list that fully represents the breadth and depth of the arts across Chicago Public Schools, including artistic discipline, experience level, geography, cultural diversity, and instrumentation. We strongly encourage submissions that represent the lived experiences of students and educators across Chicago.
When’s the deadline to submit and when will I find out if I was selected?
Submission Window for Performing Arts Submissions
Date: November 15th, 2023 - March 1st, 2024
Notification of Acceptance for Performing Arts Submissions
Date: March 18th, 2024 (via email)
Submission Window for Visual Arts Submissions
Date: November 15th, 2023 - March 24th, 2024
Notification of Acceptance for Visual Arts Submissions
Date: Monday, April 8th, 2024
Deadline for Media Release Submission
Date: Monday, April 15th, 2024
RE•VER•BER•ATE Showcase Dates
Date: May 1st through May 4th, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm