Spirit & Place Civic Festival - CHANGE

Indianapolis, IN 46225



November 4 to 14, 2021

The 2021 Spirit & Place Festival will celebrate, challenge, and explore this year’s theme of CHANGE. The year 2020 brought a significant amount of change that affected the entire world. The goal of this year’s theme is to invite the community to make sense of the present and re-imagine the future while highlighting the power of collaboration.

Now in its 26th year, the Spirit & Place Festival continues to be Indianapolis’s largest co-created community festival that uses the arts, religion, and humanities as a tool for shaping individual and community life through 11 days of events designed by individual artists and scholars, congregations, cultural institutions, and more.

A selection of 29 festival events will examine everything from climate change and religion to COVID-19’s impact on schools, the power of film, Black history and art, and even psychedelic medicine. Festival goers can look forward to a mix of virtual, hybrid, and in-person offerings intended to spark collaborative thinking and civic engagement, including theatrical and dance performances, film screenings, thought provoking lectures, panel conversations, family-friendly gatherings, and more throughout the 11-day festival.

Visit spiritandplace.org for the full festival lineup. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, registration is required for all events at spiritandplace.org.