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RE·VER·BER·ATE 2024

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!

SUBMIT YOUR ART TO
RE·VER·BER·ATE
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTS FESTIVAL
MAY 1ST-4TH, 2024

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:

2024 All-City Visual Arts Exhibition
Elementary Application

The Spring exhibition showcases 2D, 3D, and time-based artwork by CPS elementary school students. Students in grades Pre K–8 from any CPS school (including district-managed, charter, contract, and options schools) are eligible to submit work to the ACVA Elementary Exhibition. The deadline to submit artwork is March 24, 2024.

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2024 All-City Visual Arts Exhibition
High School Application

The Spring exhibition showcases 2D, 3D, and time-based artwork by CPS High School students. Students in grades 9-12 from any CPS school (including district-managed, charter, contract, and options schools) are eligible to submit work to the ACVA High School Exhibition. The deadline to submit artwork is March 24, 2024.

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RE•VER•BER•ATE
Performing Arts
Solo, Duet, and Small Ensemble Submissions

  • Solo and Small Ensemble submissions (generally, if there are less than 10 performers for either dance, music, or theater) may submit an application by the students themselves, by a teacher, or a parent/guardian on the student's behalf.
  • Please note that if selected, any students in this category that are in PreK - 8th grade will require teacher or parental/guardian presence for the performance.
  • The submission deadline is March 1, 2024

Application Closed

RE•VER•BER•ATE
Performing Arts
Large Ensemble Submissions

  • Large Ensemble submissions (generally, if there are more than 10 performers for either dance, music, or theater) may be submitted by a teacher or performing arts ensemble lead only
  • Please note that if selected, any students in this category that are in PreK - 8th grade will require teacher or parental/guardian presence for the performance.
  • The submission deadline is March 1, 2024

Application Closed

2024 All-City Senior
Portfolio Exhibition Application

The CPS Senior Portfolio Exhibition gives Chicago High School Seniors the opportunity to exhibit their artwork and gain exposure among selected admission representatives of various colleges and universities. The deadline to submit application is November 30, 2023.

Application Closed

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

What if I have questions?

Please contact allcityarts@cps.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to offering this new opportunity to our CPS community again for the second year! And we are so excited to see everyone’s work.