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Welcome to the P.S. Art 2021 Online Submission Form

P.S. Art acknowledges, through an exhibition and catalogue, artwork created by New York City public school students in grades pre K to 12.  More than a competition, P.S. Art is an opportunity to build our visual arts community by reflecting on the qualities of exemplary teaching and learning. Final selections highlight outstanding artwork by our students and model practices of their teachers as they relate to the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Visual Arts. This is the 14th year P.S. Art will be exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

We want to assure you that each round of judging for PS Art will take into account the conditions under which many teachers and students worked during these past five months. This year's application includes space for you to describe those conditions.

  • All submissions MUST be original work.
  • Works must be entered by a teacher. Submissions entered by students or parents will not be considered.
  • Complete this form once for each work you wish to enter in the competition
  • Please have one (1) high-resolution jpeg image file of the student artwork ready to upload. (For 3-D works, you may upload up to three (3) images)
  • Answer all questions accurately with correct spelling and grammar.
  • You can return to your application if you cannot complete it in one sitting. Save your submission in progress and to return to complete it before the deadline. 
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered
  • Important Note- you are invited to enter work into P.S. Art and into your Borough Arts Festival, but the same artwork may NOT be submitted to both

Please use a PC/Mac to upload your submission.

iPads/tablets will not allow you to upload the digital image and you will not see all of the required questions!

For Complete Guidelines and More Information: 

Visit https://tinyurl.com/2021PSART to see complete guidelines document regarding the P.S. Art Call for Work 2021.

Deadline- Friday, February 26, 2021, 11:59PM EST

Welcome to the 2021 Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival Visual Arts Submission Form

Application Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, February, 26th

The Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival Visual Arts Exhibition will be held virtually, hosted by the Office of Arts and Special Projects in partnership with the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.


Please find our 2020 Virtual Exhibit here: https://sites.google.com/schools.nyc.gov/2020-brooklyn-baf/visual-arts


ELIGIBILITY

  • Visual artwork from students in Brooklyn’s Public schools, grades Pre-K through 12, will be considered.
  • ONE ARTWORK PER APPLICATION. This year, there is no limit on the number of artworks each teacher can submit, but each artwork must have its own application. 
  • Only work from the teachers’ current school will be considered.
  • Artwork should represent the best student artwork produced in classrooms in the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Please refer to the grade-appropriate Blueprint Benchmarks to help guide submission choices.
  • Incomplete submissions will NOT be considered.
  • Please do not submit the same work to both the Borough Arts Festival and PS ART.



SELECTION

  • A panel of visual art educators will adjudicate the submitted artwork.
  • Due  to the number of submissions we receive, it is not possible to guarantee representation of every school.
  • The committee will do its best to assure even representation among all Brooklyn districts.
  • Selection notifications will be sent by early March.


For DANCE, MUSIC and THEATER submissions, please visit the 2021 Brooklyn Borough Performing Arts Application (Link Coming Soon!).

For technical support, please email support@submittable.com.  

 
Welcome to the 2021 Queens Borough Arts  Performing Arts Virtual Showcase Application

Deadline: March 19, 2021


The 2021 Performing Arts Virtual Showcase will go live in June 2021. Date TBD
All Queens Performing Arts teachers in Music, Dance, and/or Theater are invited to submit a maximum of TWO (2) performances for consideration in the showcase.

Before you begin the online application, please read these guidelines in their entirety.
Please complete an application form for EACH performance you wish to enter in the virtual showcase. Answers cannot be edited once you have submitted this form, however you are able to save a draft prior to submitting, so please review your answers prior to submission.
ELIGIBILITY:

  • Music, Theater and Dance performances from Queens students in grades Pre-K to 12
  • Only licensed DOE art specialists are eligible to enter submissions. 
  • Please refer to the grade appropriate Blueprint Benchmarks to help guide your decision regarding submission choices. 
  • All performances should represent the best student-produced piece from this academic year.
  • ALL FINAL PERFORMANCES will be limited to a total of 5 minutes in length. (please do not submit videos longer than 5 minutes)
  • All submissions should comply with all CDC, NYC DOE and NYC DOH regulations around COVID-19. Please ensure that students are properly spaced out if performing in person. All video recordings should be of the best quality possible for viewing and audio quality. 

SELECTION:

  • A panel of NYC arts educators will adjudicate the submissions.
  • Individual expressiveness and technical proficiency will be considered during the selection process. 
  • Due to webpage limitations, it is not possible to guarantee representation of every school. Our committee will do its best to ensure even representation among Districts 24-30 and D75.

Please remember: You will need to submit a separate application for each performance.
***Before you begin the application, please re-name your video or audio files with ONLY the title of your piece prior to uploading.
Example: Footloose.mov.


Do you need help creating a virtual performance?
See our tip sheet here.
Wondering what we are looking for during adjudication of performing arts?
Dance
Music Instrumental
Music Vocal
Theater


For Visual Art or Film submissions, please submit your application here:  
2021 Visual Arts Application


For general website support please contact support@submittable.com.
For content support, please contact Queens North Borough Arts Coordinator, Jenny Falcone, at jfalcone5@schools.nyc.gov. 

Welcome to the 2021 Queens Borough Visual Arts Festival Submission Form.

The 2021 Visual Arts Exhibition will be a virtual gallery celebrating the creativity of our Queens public school students.


Application Deadline: April 12, 2021


ELIGIBILITY

  • Accepting visual artwork from Queens Students in grades 3K through 12, Districts 24-30 and 75
  • Teachers may submit ONE ENTRY PER APPLICATION. Teachers may submit up to (2) applications, but must complete one application before starting another. Artworks do not have to come from the same class or grade level.
  • Artwork should represent the best student-created work produced in blended, remote, or in-person classrooms this academic year.
  • Please refer to the grade appropriate Blueprint Benchmarks to help you guide decision-making regarding submission choices.
  • The entry includes student statement that answers the following prompts:

Grades 3K-5 Questions

  1. What can you tell me about your artwork?
  2. What do you want people to think about or feel when they look at your artwork?

Grades 6-12 Questions

  1. How has being an artist made a difference in your life?
  2. What inspires you as an artist?
  3. What are you trying to communicate with your artwork?
  • Incomplete submissions will NOT be considered.



SELECTION

  • A panel of art educators will adjudicate the first round of submissions
  • The committee will do its best to assure even representation among all Queens districts.
  • Teachers will be notified by the last week of April 2021.



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Film works are accepted! Films cannot exceed 5 minutes and can be uploaded directly to the application.
  • Files must be labeled: ArtworkName.jpg Example: CatWithVase.png -OR- FantasticSeven.mov
  • Review this photo guide for taking images of artwork



For MUSIC and PERFORMING ARTS submissions, please visit the 2021 Queens Borough Performing Arts Application.



For technical support, please email support@submittable.com.

For questions about the Queens Borough Arts Festival, please email Vanessa Banks at vbanks2@schools.nyc.gov.

Welcome to the 2021 NYC DOE Staten Island Borough Arts Festival 


Online Visual Arts Submission System

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The 2021 Student Visual Arts Virtual Exhibition will premiere in June, Date TDA.

For the submission guidelines, adjudication look for's, and selection details, please visit  https://tinyurl.com/SIBAF-VA-21Call 

Each District 31 and 75 visual arts teacher is welcome to make up to 5 submissions. To make a submission, please complete this online form and upload photos of your student(s) artwork. 


Submission Deadline: 10 PM on March 12, 2021



For technical support, please email support@submittable.com.

For questions about the Staten Island Borough Arts Festival, please email bafstatenisland@gmail.com

For DANCE, MUSIC and THEATER submissions, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/SIBAF21-PA 

 Welcome to the 2021 Staten Island Borough Arts Virtual Festival
Performing Arts Submission System
 

  • The 2021 BAF Performing Arts Virtual Showcase will premiere in June, date TBA. 
  • Submission Deadline: 10 PM on March 12, 2021


Virtual Choir  


For the submission guidelines, adjudication look fors and selection details, please visit https://tinyurl.com/SIBAF-PA21-Guide. Schools are invited to submit up to THREE high-quality performance pieces for consideration in any of the following categories: Dance, Chorus, Instrumental Music, or Theater. 


To increase access and equity to all, ensembles that have not performed in past years at the BAF will be considered first. A panel of performing arts professionals will jury the submissions. In April, schools whose performing arts ensembles are selected will be notified and given further instructions. Due to website limitations, it is not possible to guarantee the representation of every school.

Please complete this process for each performance/piece of repertoire you would like to submit (maximum of 3). The piece that is submitted, adjudicated, and selected is what must be performed at the festival.

For technical support, please email support@submittable.com.
For questions about the Staten Island Borough Arts Festival, please email bafstatenisland@gmail.com  
For VISUAL ARTS submissions, please visit https://tinyurl.com/SIBAF-VA-21

Welcome to the 7th Annual Bronx Borough Arts Festival 2021 Submission Application

The Performing Arts Showcase will take place in June 2021 and will be virtual.

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Before you begin the online application, please read these guidelines in its entirety. Please complete a form for each performance you wish to enter in the festival. Answers cannot be edited once you have submitted this form, however you are able to save a draft prior to submitting, so please review your answers when inputting.

If accepted into the festival, the spelling on the application will be the spelling in the catalog, playbill, and/or title card.  Please double check the spelling of student names.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Do not send submission videos or student reflections via email as they will not be considered as part of a complete submission.

Any questions, email BronxBAF@gmail.com.

Tips on Creating a Virtual Performance

Liz Guglielmo, Director of Music, has uploaded 7 YouTube videos on using various programs HERE. 

For video tutorials on creating virtual musicals and theater productions, and more, Peter Avery, Director of Theater, has made a resource page available HERE.

RECORDING TIPS:

  • If recording using an iphone or any other smartphone, set up the device in a horizontal (landscape) position. Even if you feel that your full body would fit better in "portrait" (vertical mode), still please do horizontal.
  • Do some test recording.  It’s always good to record yourself practicing and then play it back to hear how you sound.
  • Singers - Make sure your camera isn’t too close.  Capture space above your head as well as all the way down to your stomach.
  • Don’t record too close and don’t record with a bright window or light behind you.  You should be the star!
  • Instrumentalists: Frame yourself and your whole instrument or most of your instrument.
  • You can film with: a cell phone, a webcam, a tablet, a desktop, a laptop, a digital camera, a video camera. Anything you have that you’ll be able to upload to a computer is OK.  Ask a family member for help, if needed.
  • Make sure you look good!  Can we see your face?  Your smile?  Your instrument? Turn on a light behind the camera so your face is well lit.  Make sure your background looks good.  Clean up if you need to!
  • Is the room still quiet?  Turn off any fans or anything else that makes noise.
  • Place the camera (phone or tablet) on a tripod / dresser / table. Please no hand-held filming - video gets wavy or shaky.

ELIGIBILITY

- Music, Theater and Dance performances from Bronx students in grades Pre-K to 12

- Each school may submit up to 4 (four) works per Performing Arts specialist. You may submit in multiple genres or submit multiple performances in the same genre

- All performances should represent the best student-produced piece from this academic year, and of the work you plan to perform

*(Please note- Dance submissions do not have to be student-choreographed)

- Please refer to the grade appropriate Blueprint Benchmarks to help guide decision making regarding submission choices

- ALL FINAL PERFORMANCES will run 2-4 minutes in length (please do not submit videos longer than 5 minutes)

SELECTION:

- A panel of NYC art educators will adjudicate the submissions

- Individual expressiveness, technical proficiency as well as thoughtfulness in answering the Student Reflection Questions will be considered

- Due to space limitations, it is not possible to guarantee representation of every school. Our committee will do its best to assure even representation amongst Districts 7-12 and D75

Student Artist Reflection Questions 

(Video statements are preferred, though written answers are accepted)

Please have your student(s) respond as thoughtfully as possible to the following three questions, they will be considered part of your submission.  For ensemble submissions, please select one or two students to answer the following questions.  

Elementary Artist Reflection Questions:

  1. When people look at your performance, what do you want them to think or feel?
  2. Why do you think this work is good? What were some choices you made to change or revise the piece?
  3. Why do you like to make art (dance, music, theater)?

Middle/High School Artist Reflection Questions:

  1. What difference does expressing yourself through performance art make in your life?
  2. As a performing artist, what was challenging about creating this piece and how did you overcome this challenge?
  3. Why do you think this work is successful?

Student Permission Forms

New this year, completed permission forms for each student performer are required as part of the application. An upload of a signed permission form or a screenshot from a parent/guardian's email will be permitted.

Click here for more information and to download the student permission form.

Welcome to the 7th Annual Bronx Borough Arts Festival 2021 Application

Festival Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Before you begin the online application, please read these guidelines in its entirety. Please complete a form for each student artwork you wish to enter in the festival. Answers cannot be edited once you have submitted this form however you can save a draft prior to submitting, so please review your answers when inputting.

If accepted into the festival, the spelling on the application will be the spelling in the catalog, playbill, and/or title card.  Please double check the spelling of student names.  Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Do not send submission videos, images, or student reflections via email as they will not be considered as part of a complete submission.

Any questions? Please email BronxBAF@gmail.com.

ELIGIBILITY:

- 2D, 3D artwork and video from Bronx students in grades Pre-K to 12

- Each school may submit up to 5 (five) works per Certified Visual Arts specialist

- Please ensure the artwork you are submitting to the festival is not a duplicate artwork submitted to PS Art

- Please complete a form for each student and work you wish to enter in the competition

- Have 1 (one) high resolution JPEG image file(s) of your student artwork, no larger than 2MB, ready for upload (3-D works, you may upload up to three (3) images), this will be the image used on the website if the work is selected

- Artwork should represent the best student-created classroom work produced this academic year

- Please refer to the grade appropriate Blueprint Benchmarks to help guide decision making regarding submission choices

SELECTION:

- A panel of NYC art educators will adjudicate the submissions

- Individual expressiveness, technical proficiency as well as thoughtfulness in answering the Student Reflection Questions will be considered

- Due to space limitations, it is not possible to guarantee representation of every school. Our committee will do its best to assure even representation amongst Districts 7-12 and D75

Student Artist Reflection Questions

(Video statements are preferred, though written answers are accepted)

Please have your student(s) respond as thoughtfully as possible to the following three questions, they will be considered part of your submission.  For group submissions, please select one or two students to answer the following questions. 

Elementary Artist Reflection Questions:

  1. When people look at your work, what do you want them to think or feel?
  2. Why do you think this work is good? What were some choices you made to change or revise the piece?
  3. Why do you like to make art?

Middle/High School Artist Reflection Questions

  1. What difference does expressing yourself through art make in your life?
  2. As an artist, what was challenging about creating this piece and how did you overcome this challenge?
  3. Why do you think this work is successful?

Student Permission Form

New this year, completed permission forms are required as part of the application. An upload of a signed permission form or a screenshot from a parent/guardian's email will be permitted.

Click here for more information and to download the student permission form.

WELCOME TO THE  7TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN BOROUGH PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL
Application Deadline: Thursday, April 1, 2021

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

  • Click HERE to view all submission questions /requirements prior to starting the application process.  
  • Complete one form for each performance you wish to enter in the festival.
  • Answers cannot be edited once you have submitted this form; however, you are able to save a draft prior to submitting, so please review your answers when inputting.


ELIGIBILITY
Music, Theater, and Dance performances from Brooklyn schools in grades K-12 in  SY 2020-2021.

GUIDELINES

  • Each school may submit up to TWO performances per arts teacher
  • Submitted work must represent the intended piece to be performed at this year’s virtual festival  
  • Total persons in performing group may not exceed 15 students
  • Total running time may not exceed FIVE minutes
  •  Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • Refer to the grade appropriate Blueprint Benchmarks to help guide decision making regarding submission choices.
  • Collaborative Performance:  Schools selected for the festival will also have an opportunity to have student and teacher representatives in our collaborative performance piece. To view performances from the 2019 Performing Arts Festival, please click HERE.


STUDENT MEDIA CONSENT FORMS

Completed permission form of each student performer is required for any accepted performances. An upload of a signed permission form or a screenshot from a parent/guardian's email will be permitted.

Click here for more information and to download the student permission form.


SELECTION PROCESS
Submission does not guarantee representation at the festival. We strive for access and equity for all our schools. Schools who have not performed in the last two years will have priority. Our committee will do its best to ensure representation among Brooklyn’s 12 districts, including district 75. This is a competitive process, and though we would like to accept as many performances as possible, we are limited by time and space.


APPLICATION PROCESS QUESTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

To ensure you have all the requirements prior to filling out the online application, please have the necessary information and videos.

  1. Teacher Information (phone, email)
  2. School Address
  3. Principal Information (including DOE email address)
  4. Title of Performance
  5. Running Time
  6. Grade Level
  7. Number of Students in Performance
  8. Upload Video or link to the Performance
  9. Upload Introduction video of performance
  10. Upload 1-3 pictures
  11. Upload word document of student names


For technical questions about the application, email support@submittable.com

Other questions, please email Joy Pace:  Space@schools.nyc.gov


Welcome to the 7th Annual Manhattan Borough Arts Festival 2021

Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021

  • Only NYS licensed Visual Arts specialists (not teaching artists) are eligible to submit work
  • This year teachers may submit as many student artwork as they wish, but are limited to 1 per student. (Ex. A teacher can submit 20 different pieces of work from 20 different students but not 3 from the same student. )
  • Please ensure that the artwork you are submitting to the Festival is not duplicate artwork submitted to PS Art
  • Complete this form once for each artwork you wish to enter
  • Have JPEG image file(s) ready to upload

Student Reflection Questions for All Levels

For Elementary, please answer one/two complete sentences per question.

For Middle and High School, please write one complete paragraph responding to all 4 questions.

If recording video responses, please stick to the same general parameters. Your video should address all questions. 

(Please prepare in advance. You can either type in answers or make a video answering these questions and upload it.)

  1. How did art-making impact your quarantine and/or remote learning experience over the past school year (fall 2020- spring 2021?)
  2. Is this piece directly inspired by your quarantine or remote learning experience? If yes- how so?
  3. What is the main idea or theme you want to express in this piece of artwork?
  4. How did you represent that idea or theme on the paper or if not using paper,  through other mediums?

Student Permission Form

New this year, completed permission forms are required as part of the application. An upload of a signed permission form or a screenshot from a parent/guardian's email will be permitted.

Click here for more information and to download the student permission form.


For technical questions about the application, email support@submittable.com

For content questions, email mvaklinova@schools.nyc.gov 

Welcome to the 7th Annual Manhattan Borough Arts Festival 2021 

Application Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021

In light of our current situation, we will be staying remote this year. As such, there will be two (2) ways to participate this year:

1) You may submit performances of your students: either in-person or remote videos are acceptable.

2) NEW this year! You can apply to participate in a multi-school collaborative remote performance. The song options will be offered by level. Teachers can submit either a section or entire performance of our pre-selected songs. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION FOR THE K-8/HIGH SCHOOL MULTI-SCHOOL COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE.

  • Licensed DOE art specialists are eligible to enter submissions.
  • Each school may submit up to three (3) student applications. These can include K-12 students in Music, Dance, and Theater ensemble performances.
  • This year only, we will accept a limited number of solo submissions. These will be included in your total of 3 school submissions.
  • Complete this form once for each performance you wish to enter in the competition.
  • Performances may not exceed 3 minutes.

Student Reflection Questions

(Please prepare in advance. You can answer the reflection question either in text or video. Videos are preferred; accepted performances will utilize video statements in a video introduction on the BAF website.)

  • How did practicing Music/Theater/Dance impact your quarantine and/or remote learning experience over the past school year (fall 2020- spring 2021)?
  • What is the main idea or feeling you want to convey with your performance of this piece of repertoire?

Student Permission Forms

New this year, completed permission forms for each student performer are required as part of the application. An upload of a signed permission form or a screenshot from a parent/guardian's email will be permitted.

Click here for more information and to download the student permission form.


For technical questions about the application, email support@submittable.com

For content questions, email ManhattanBAF@schools.nyc.gov