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Spirit & Place Festival

2018 is all about INTERSECTION!
Intersection (noun):  A place where two or more roads meet.
Intersect (verb):          To cut or divide by passing through or across.

One word, slightly changed in spelling, can mean a place of meeting or an act of dividing. 
We encourage you to think of INTERSECTION as the place and space where the but, or, and, also, between, either, and other meets. It is the flip in the coin toss of life.

Spirit & Place hopes the INTERSECTION theme will allow you to explore unique and even radical collaborative opportunities! We invite you to explore pairings of atypical ideas, speakers, and event formats in an effort to both delight and challenge. As always, we want you—and your audience—to reflect on what INTERSECTION means to your work, personal life, faith practice, and creative self. Events held at many various locations around Indianapolis.


About the Spirit & Place Festival

Spirit & Place opens minds, touches hearts, builds bridges and helps citizens move forward in new ways individually and collectively. It's all in our name: Spirit & Place. Through growth of the human spirit, Central Indiana becomes a better place.

Winner of the NUVO Cultural Vision Award and the Indiana Achievement Award, the Spirit & Place Festival reaches 20,000 people annually through dozens of "never-seen-before" programs. Artists and authors, entrepreneurs and neighborhood organizers, storytellers and scholars come together with singles and couples, families and friends in a true community conversation. Think: TED lecture, but interactive and on steroids.

Our mission is to be a catalyst for civic engagement through creative collaborations among the arts, humanities, and religion. Through the arts, the festival uses the language of metaphor to explore sometimes difficult ideas. Through the humanities, the festival illuminates the distinct and common narratives of the human condition. Through religion, the festival embraces the values of compassion, fairness, hospitality, and service that fuel our life in community.

Spirit & Place is a community project managed by The Polis Center, part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. The Polis Center works collaboratively to provide community-based research, analysis, information, and access to advanced information technologies. Spirit & Place is an example of Polis's commitment to creating collaborative, practical, and effective solutions for the communities in which we live.

Friday November 09, 2018 08:00 AM
Sunday November 11, 2018 09:00 AM
Erin Kelly
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The Polis Center
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