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Spirit & Place Festival

Congratulations to our 2021 Spirit & Place “Award of Awesomeness” winners, the Eiteljorg for Truthsgiving: Using Food to Dismantle a Colonial Myth (1st prize) and the Garfield Park Arts Center for Monumental Changes: History and Power in Public Art (runner-up)!

Experience festival highlights by checking out our virtual Opening Night kick-off event featuring the debut performance of “The Road” by Christopher Pitts. Or watch our closing Public Conversation featuring Robert P. Jones and Leah Gunning Francis as they discussed the legacy of white supremacy in American Christianity. As recording links become available, we will update festival event pages with links to additional programming. (Just search past events occurring Nov. 4-14, 2021).

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Community Dialogues & Programming

Spirit & Place takes a people-centered approach to its community engagement activities. This includes year-round programming focused on community dialogues, training sessions, public events, and more.

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    The AMP at 16 Tech

    Tube Factory artspace

    Phoenix Theatre

    Indianapolis Artsgarden

    Gallery 924 at the Arts Council of Indianapolis

    Fall Creek Friends Meetinghouse

    10 East Arts HUB


    Eiteljorg Museum of the American Indians and Western Art

    Groundwork Indy

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    We Believe . . .

    We are shaped by the places we come from and shape those places in turn.

    We believe in the power of the arts, humanities, and religion to strengthen and build community, foster deeper connections, and heal the world around us. Taking a people-centered approach, we invest time into building authentic relationships and co-create programming and capacity-building opportunities that address and reflect community needs and values. Housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, Spirit & Place is a self-funded, radically unique platform based on an ethos of fairness, hospitality, and equity.

    Learn more about our beliefs and values on our “Who We Are” page.

    Spirit & Place
    IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI
    425 University Blvd., CA 003B
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

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