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Festival Seeks PLAY Events


March 9 is the deadline for submitting a program for consideration in the Spirit & Place Festival, November 2-11, 2012, when we celebrate the theme PLAY. From community-wide competitions and music improvisation to gaming and playground design, we're looking for "never-seen-before" events that explore how play contributes to our emotional, social, and community well-being.


Encourage your neighborhood group, congregation, or other favorite organization to host a program. Wanna talk about your ideas? Need a program partner? Looking for a venue? Contact Festival Director Pam Blevins Hinkle at 317-278-2644 or pbhinkle@iupui.edu for ideas and assistance.


Naptown to Super City


How did a city so dead in the mid 1960s morph into a metropolis vibrant enough to attract the biggest media event in the world, the Super Bowl? For the story, check out WFYI's special documentary, Naptown to Super City, when it airs on Thursday, February 2 at 10 p.m.



Super Bowl Fun


Have you been to the NFL Experience? Super Bowl Village? TURF IDADA Art Pavilion? Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a new level of PLAY in our city!


Visit www.indianapolissuperbowl.com for event info and details on transportation and parking.





Interested in Applying?


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 What is Play?

Tim Brown: The powerful link between creativity and play
Check out Tim Brown's TED Talk about the powerful link between creativity and play.



 Honor a coach, band director, art teacher, or someone else who's inspired you to live a play-filled life. Click here to learn how!


Lilly Endowment, Inc.Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.H. Wilbur Hardacre Charitable Trust

Marian University Bohlsen PR IUPUI  
The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate The Polis Center at IUPUI University of Indianapolis


IU School of Liberal Arts, IUPUIIU School of Medicine, IUPUI 

North United Methodist Church Wishard Christian Theological Seminary


Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Franklin College Hilton Indianapolis Baker & Daniels


Indiana Humanities  IU School of Dentistry, IUPUI Second Presbyterian ChurchSt. Pauls  
Congregation Beth El Zedeck Indianapolis Museum of Art Butler University Harrison Center for the Arts    
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