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News and Announcements


Who Should Headline Manifest 2012?


Columbia's Student Programming Board (SPB) is beginning the search for the band or musical act to headline Manifest 2012. Previous Manifest headliners have included Lupe Fiasco, Detroit Cobras, OK Go and the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir.

Manifest 2013: Participate


  Perform Manifest is looking for student and alumni performers and performance artists to appear at the Manifest Urban Arts Festival Friday, May 17th, 2013. If you have an idea for a performance, please fill out the Manifest 2013 Performance

Premium Manifest Tees, Hoodies, and Totes for Sale at ShopColumbia


If you didn't get your 2011 Manifest T-shirt at the April 20th preview event you're not out of options. ShopColumbia is selling Manifest T-shirts, hoodies, and totes, all featuring the designs of Maggie Sichter, this year's Manifest Student Creative Director.

Manifest’s 2012 Student Creative Director: Rocio Lopez


Each year the entire Manifest brand is rethought, with everything re-imagined from the Manifest website, to the buttons, posters and, of course, the iconic T-shirt. At the heart of this process is the student creative director whose design is the seed for the entire brand. This year's Manifest student creative director is Rocio Lopez, a Venezuela native who moved to Chicago in 2006.

Pop-Up Manifest: Text to Win up to $1000!


As you walk around the South Loop on Friday, May 13th we want you to text or email us when you see or hear something you like at Manifest. Every text you send will show up in real time on the Manifest website, creating a living, breathing 'pulse' of this year's festival. Ten lucky, randomly selected people who share their Manifest experience will win $100. One extraordinarily lucky individual will win $1000.

Play More Video Games. Specifically Warden of RAAL.


Warden for RAAL> is Columbia's Interactive Arts and Media department’s Game Design capstone project for the 2010-2011 senior class. The IAM department is currently seeking students from around campus to play and give their feedback so that they may further improve the gameplay experience. So come on down and be amongst the first to play Warden for RAALl before its official release this coming Manifest.