ARTISTS                             Applications are NOW closed

Entries to the Festival must be original works and can be produced in any media. The Festival has over 100 artists from around the U.S. and other parts of the world. If you are an artist's representative or distributor you must indicate so on your application. The content of the art work must be consistent with the purpose and objectives of the Festival as set forth in its Rules for Participation. The Festival is a juried art fair and the jury chooses artists based on concept, originality, Jewish content and quality of workmanship. Artists must submit images to the jury consistent with the work to be exhibited on the day of the Festival and cannot include media or works by other artists not previously juried.

Application Process - Click Here

Apply Online by clicking the link above or Print and fill out Application form. You can fax, scan, email or snail mail your form.

Application Form                           Application Instructions

Select five (5) samples of your work to send with your application. Each image should be sent individually as a jpeg, bmp or PDF format (please resize for email) . Be sure to label each image with the artist's name, and media, (title of work). You can send via email to or snail mail your application and images on a cd to: Greater Chicago Jewish Festival - ART Committee | PO Box 5215 | Skokie, Il 60076

Clearly label all items with artist's name, media, and title of work when sending. Images will not be returned. If you do not want your images used in the promotion or publicity of the Festival be certain to indicate this when you send the images.

Once accepted, the exhibitor will receive a contract. The contract must be returned with all fees. The Festival will retain 15% of total sales under $500.00 and 20% of total sales over $500.00.    

Exhibitors will be assigned a 10' x 10' lawn space in an outside area under an open tent. Each space is available for a fee of $85.00. Eight foot tables are available at a cost of $20.00 each and display grids at $10 apiece. Artists are responsible for display boards, chairs and any preparations needed for inclement weather. There are NO refunds due to weather related conditions. Artists will be advised on the morning of the Festival if the indoor location will be used.


PERFORMERS/ Jewish Chicago's Got Talent                   Applications are NOW closed


Performers Process - Click Here
  1. Apply Online by clicking link above  or  print and fill out Application form. (You can fax, scan, email or snail mail your form)
  2. Include a link to your YouTube Video/Website in your application or Mail in a sample (video or audio) or your work.
  3. A simple cd, dvd or video recorded at home is sufficient; we will not be concerned with the professional quality of the recording. If you would like your media returned, please send us a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Mail to: Greater Chicago Jewish Festival - Performers Committee | PO Box 5215 | Skokie, Il 6007
  4. All performers receive an honorarium rather than their standard fee, but everyone comes back to share the experience again. New applications will be reviewed by our Sub Committee which handles production on the 4 stages.

If you have any questions regarding auditions, please call 847-933-3000, or email us with your question.

For over 30 years the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival has been the longest continuously running Jewish Festival in America and the largest Jewish event in the Chicagoland area. We are seeking musicians and entertainers to fill performance time on our many stages of entertainment. The Greater Chicago Jewish Festival has been a sought after destination for performers from around the country, Israel and other international cities who are looking for outstanding venues in which to perform. Be part of this great musical tradition and apply to perform at the next Festival. 

Applications and tapes must be received no later than Feb. 25, 2016 so that we may do an initial screening before auditions. The Festival Entertainment Committee will review your material and determine whether we want to invite you to the second round of the audition process, Jewish Chicago’s Got Talent March 20, 2016 event where you will have a chance to perform for an audience.  Although the winner of the Jewish Chicago’s Got Talent is guaranteed a spot to play at the festival in June, this event is also our final round of auditions and we expect to choose additional performers from this audition to play at the festival.

ORGANIZATIONS            Applications are Still open

         Application Form (Mail In)       Organization Guidelines    Organizational Letter

A major reason for the tremendous success of the Festival is the support of co-sponsoring organizations like yours. Through the efforts of organizations we are able to reach thousands of people with our publicity and truly bring together the Jewish community. To qualify as a Co-Sponsoring Organization, your group must satisfy the purposes and objectives of the Festival as set forth in its Rules for Participation. 

Rules for Participation - Click Here
As a co-sponsoring organization you are expected to:
    • Mail flyers to your entire membership and/or include our digital flyer as a jpg or pdf in your emailed newsletter or bulletin. We will email an electronic copy of our flyer to your organization..
    • Include the information about the Festival in your monthly calendar or newsletter.

In exchange for this help with the Festival, we will:

    • List your organization in the Festival program.
    • Offer your organization space at the Festival to publicize your work and interest new members. (There is a table fee).

    Apply Online by clicking the link above and pay your fees online or print the application form above and mail your check.

    If you have any questions regarding co-sponsoring, please call 847-933-3000, or email us us with your question. 

    Please note that submission of an application for Organization Fair Table Space and payment of the table fee is not acceptance of the your organization into the Organization Fair, until reviewed and approved by Festival Staff

KOSHER FOOD FAIR          Applications are NOW Closed

Visitors congregate in the food area to learn about Jewish cooking, the Festival Food Demonstration Tent presents different kosher caterers creating some of their signature dishes. Strictly kosher restaurants and caterers are invited to apply to participate in the Festival as a vendor or in our Demonstration Tent.

Please contact us at 847-933-3000 or email us to be part of the festival.


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