Community & Culture

Our extensive annual civic celebration engages more than 20,000 people throughout Central Indiana in dozens of programs presented by more than 150 organizations. These events are organized around an annual theme and take place during a 10-day period. The mission of the Spirit & Place Festival is to promote civic engagement, respect for diversity, thoughtful reflection, public imagination, and enduring change through creative civic collaboration among arts, humanities, and religion.

The Spirit & Place Festival grew out of our Project on Religion and Urban Culture and reflects our efforts to advance Central Indiana as a leading example of how communities can work together to promote civic engagement.