Spirit & Place
Who are the Festival Partners
Festival partners are the hundreds of cultural, faith-based, and community organizations that design and present festival events each year.
Check out 2016'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
) and/or Community Engagement Director LaShawnda Crowe Storm (317-274-2463,
How do we apply?
(1) Review the application guidelines. The
2017 guidelines can be found
beginning in January.
(2) Attend the prospective applicant meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 10 to 11:30a.m. at WFYI (1630 N. Meridian)
(3) Submit an
by April 21, 2017 (Online application portal opens in February 2017)
(4) Contact Program Director Erin Kelley at
or (317) 274-2462 with questions or concerns!
When do we apply?
The online application portal typically goes live in early February and
applications for the 2017 festival are due April 21, 2017 by 5pm.
Spirit & Place will host an (optional) prospective applicants meeting on February 9 `with a
REQUIRED meeting on June 8
for all applicants accepted into the festival.
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 (POWER in 2017), (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 and to use the arts, humanities, and/or religion as a vehicle to express your ideas. We want people to walk away from your event with the ability to change their life and the life of their community.
We want you to help us create 10 days of shared reflection, conversation, and engagement around a yearly theme as a way to create a stronger sense of place.
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 Essentials
2017 Applicant & Festival Partner Deadlines & Dates
2017 Application Guidelines
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