Festival Themes

Spirit & Place has always anchored its work in annual themes. 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.

Learn more about our current and upcoming themes below.

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Spirit & Place Themes

2021: CHANGE
2020 changed everything. We—and the world—feel changed. This change has been exhausting, exhilarating, terrifying, liberating, needed, and not enough all rolled into one. We ask the community to reflect on the changes we have witnessed and experienced and imagine the steps needed to make further change possible.

2022: IDENTIFY
Who are you? Who are we together? What happens when we hide part of our identity from view? How we identify and talk about ourselves, individually and collectively, frames how we walk in the world. Identity shapes stereotypes, institutional structures, cultural and civic values, policies, and much more. Our identities are deeply personal and often thought of in individualistic terms. No matter how personal the experience though, there is something communal about the ways in which we identify.

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Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-274-2462
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