Do you want a chance to perform on the Manifest Main Stage? Fill out our Talent Submission Form for a chance to be selected for a 20 minute set throughout the day leading up to our Manifest Headliner.

No Longer Accepting Submissions


Student Organizations

Add your Student Org into the Manifest mix by taking over a tent on Wabash!

No Longer Accepting Submissions

Lot 623                   

Calling talent and performers of all types! Stage 623 wants to AMPLIFY YOU! Stage 623 offers the experience of working with students.

No Longer Accepting Submissions  


Street Performers

Take to the streets of Manifest to AMPLIFY the Columbia community. Perform for the masses and engage with the audience. Apply here to submit!

No Longer Accepting Submissions


Library Exhibition

Want to showcase your artwork at Manifest, but aren’t graduating yet? The Library is looking to showcase any non-graduating student from any major or focus at their Manifest exhibition.

No Longer Accepting Submissions  


Spotlight Exhibition: Works on Paper

Students, submit unframed works on paper to ShopColumbia’s Manifest exhibition. Open to all majors and students. 

No Longer Accepting Submissions


Manifest Song Competition

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Compose the song for the 2020 Manifest video and win $1,000! We are seeking music in any genre: rock, hip hop, indie, folk, world music, you name it! The composition should reflect the spirit of Columbia College Chicago -- eclectic, creative, innovative, fun and upbeat. Think - big! Think gripping, make our hearts leap! All compositions should be 3 minutes and relate to the Manifest theme: RISE.

Send in your music link to or drop off your music at:

Student Communications

754 S. Wabash Ave./Suite 330

Chicago IL 60605



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