November 1-10, 2019
The Latin revolutio and evolutio are separated by a single letter. The first means "a turn around," implying swift or abrupt transition. The second means an "unrolling," or "opening," suggesting gradual transformation or blooming. Regardless, it’s all about change!

What do history, geography, art, science, astronomy, sociology, religion, political science, and culture teach us about both revolution and evolution? What new ways of being, seeing, and doing are blooming and evolving around the world? What contemporary issues—in our backyard and elsewhere—are calling out for revolution? 

"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?" – Dorothy Day, social/religious activist

"Our greatest human adventure is the evolution of consciousness. We are in this life to enlarge the soul, liberate the spirit, and light up the brain."—Tom Robbins, writer

 Festival Application Guidelines & Process Interested in pitching your own idea for the 2019 Spirit & Place Festival? Click here to review the 2019 guidelines.  

online application portal can be accessed here and will close at midnight on APRIL 24 (newly extended deadline!)

Questions about application process? Need help brainstorming ideas, partners, or venues? Contact us!! We'd love to meet with you to learn about your ideas. Just email festival@iupui.edu. 

A prospective applicant meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at WFYI Public Media (1630 N. Meridian St.) RSVP here for one of two meeting times: 10-11:30AM or 3:30-5PM.

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