Festival Partners
Who are the Festival Partners
Festival Partners are the 100+ cultural, faith-based, and community organizations that design and present festival events each year. Check out 2015's event partners.

Who do I talk with to learn more?
To learn more about the Spirit & Place Festival, brainstorm event ideas and topics, explore new ways to design events, identify collaborative partners, and more, contact Program Director Erin Kelley (317/274-2462 or ekkelley@iupui.edu) and/or Community Engagement Director LaShawnda Crowe Storm (lascrowe@iupui.edu.) 

How do we apply?
(1) Download the 2016 Application Guidelines
(2) Attend the prospective applicant meeting on February 9 at 9a.m. at Indiana Landmarks (1201 N. Central Ave.). RSVP here.
(3) Access the online application  portal to submit your application by April 22. 
(4) Contact Program Director Erin Kelley at ekkelley@iupui.edu or (317) 274-2462 with questions or concerns!

When do we apply?
The online application portal will go live in early February and applications are due no later than April 22. Spirit & Place will host an (optional) prospective applicants meeting on February 9, 2016 from 9 to 10a.m. at Indiana Landmark Center. If selected for the festival, you must attend a required partner's meeting on June 8, 2016 from 9 to 10a.m. at Indiana Landmark Center (1201 Central Ave.). 

Who's eligible to apply?
Cultural, congregational, educational, health and human service, libraries, community centers, and other civic institutions are welcome to apply. Individuals wishing to present must find an organizational partner.

How do events get selected?
Festival events are reviewed by a community panel and selected based on the following criteria: (1) inventiveness, (2) richness of opportunities for audience engagement/interaction, (3) capacity to communicate and execute a well-planned program (4) strength of collaboration, (5) connection to the annual theme (HOME in 2016), (6) understanding of and commitment to the Spirit & Place mission, which is to catalyze civic engagement through creative collaborations among the arts, humanities, and religion.

What types of events does the festival want?
We want breath-taking creativity. We want "never-seen-before" programs that illuminate the annual theme. We want dynamic and interactive programs that engage the senses. We want events that bring together diverse ideas and people.  We want you to collaborate with another organization, preferably outside your discipline. We want people to walk away from your event with the ability to change their life and the life of their community.

Event Planning & Promotional Resources 
Event Planning & Promotions How-To Handbook 
Part 1: Event Planning Timeline
Part 2: Audience & Achievements
Part 3: Event Design
Part 4: Partnerships & Partner Responsibilities
Part 5: Budget Planning
Part 6: Venue Checklist
Part 7: Speaker Info
Part 8a: Promotional Overview
Part 8b: Social Media Guidelines
Part 8c: Twitter 101
Part 8d: Sample Social Media Messages
Part 9: Do's, Don'ts, and Pro Tips
Spirit & Place General Purpose Logos
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