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.
Apply Online by clicking the link above or Print and fill out Application form. You can fax, scan, email or snail mail your form.
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 ChiJewish2016@gmail.com 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.
If you have any questions regarding auditions, please call 847-933-3000, or email us with your question. Entertainers@JewishFestival.net
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.
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.
In exchange for this help with the Festival, we will:
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 Organizations@JewishFestival.net 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
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 Kosherfoods@JewishFestival.net to be part of the festival.