How do events get selected?
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.
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.