The Spirit & Place Festival is an 11-day festival of events independently created and hosted by the community (YOU!) and supported by the Spirit & Place organization. The 2021 festival occurs from November 4—14.
Spirit & Place provides a yearly theme to anchor events and provides staff support to help event creators think about audience, collaborative possibilities, event design, and promotions. Together, through creative collaborations, we leverage our strengths to unite Central Indiana residents through the power of the arts, humanities, and religion.
Annually, the festival brings together 100+ cultural organizations, congregations, artists, and other community partners to create approximately 30 to 40 events (exhibits, performances, panel discussions, workshops, and more) that inspire sustained conversation and reflection on a common theme.
*Spirit & Place does not exercise direct control over the implementation of event content, nor does content reflect the opinions or views of Spirit & Place and the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
From Remembering and Reconciling and Food for Thought to our more recent one-word themes such as Play, Risk, Home, and 2020’s Origins, we have used themes to create a time of focused reflection, fellowship, and conversation for the community.
The 2021 Spirit & Place Festival brings you . . .
Visit the event calendar to plan your festival experience!
Organizations big and small – as well as creative individuals – are welcome to apply!
Erin Kelley is a public historian, public programming professional, dog-lover, beer geek, and voter. At Spirit & Place she serves as the Program Director where she oversees the annual Spirit & Place Festival by working with 100+ community partners across sectors and disciplines. Kelley wa ...
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Indianapolis, IN 46202
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