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 this year's event partners.

How do we apply?
(1) Contact Program Director Erin Kelley at ekkelley@iupui.edu to get on the mailing list or to discuss your ideas about our 2016 theme of HOME.
(2) Review the 2015
 guidelines to get an idea of what's needed; new guidelines will be available in early January of 2016.
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 Landmarks. If selected for the festival, you must attend a required partner's meeting on June 8, 2016 from 9 to 10a.m. at Indiana Landmarks (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.

Partner Resources 
2015 Partner's Meeting PowerPoint
2015 Festival Partner Agreement
Deadlines & Festival Event Welcome Message
Customizable 8.5" x 11" Poster
Customizable 11" x 17" Poster 
DREAM Theme Logo
Spirit & Place Logo [b/w]
Spirit & Place Logo [color]
Spirit & Place Logo [white]