Welcome to the 9th Annual Manhattan Borough Arts Festival 2023
Application Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2023

The Performing Arts Showcase will be taking place at the APOLLO THEATER on Tuesday, June 6, 2023!


  • Licensed DOE art specialists are eligible to enter submissions.
  • Each school may submit up to three (3) student applications. These can include 3rd - 12th grade students in Music, Dance, and Theater ensemble performances.
  • 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 5 minutes and will be cut if they exceed that timeframe.

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.

  • What was challenging about creating this piece and how did you overcome it?
  • In what ways have you been able to express yourself through your art?

For technical questions about the application, email support@submittable.com
For content questions, email mvaklinova@schools.nyc.gov