RE•VER•BER•ATE 2024 Applications Are Now Open

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 Pre-K – 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 the MART, and more, RE•VER•BER•ATEserves 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:

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 Pre-K – 8th grade will require teacher or parental/guardian presence for the performance.
  • The submission deadline is March 1, 2024 FILL THE FORM

     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 FILL THE FORM

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, 

APPLY NOW

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

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