October Preview Events

Join us in October for three dynamic pre-festival programs that explore our 2014 theme of JOURNEY.

E.O Wilson & Katherine Hayles:

What is Human Nature?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 7:00-8:45 PM

$35 general admission /$15 student ticket




Join us Oct. 8 to hear two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E.O. Wilson, and social and literary critic Katherine Hayles, address one of life's most fundamental questions during the inaugural event of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute Entanglements Lecture Series.  More info. 


Tickets on sale now!


The Objects We Keep: 

Making a New Place Home

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 6:00-8:00 PM

Free admission 

Indiana State Museum, White Auditorium 

The objects we choose to bring with us when we move serve as bridges between our former and new homes. Explore the history of immigrants to Indiana through the historic artifacts they carried with them on their journey to the Hoosier state. Learn more.

Social Photography 

October 1-31, 2014

Exhibit open Mon-Fri, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Free Admission 


During October 2014, Social Photography will be launching their hybrid gallery, which features a real time virtual Instagram gallery and a physical gallery at Studio B Creative Exchange.


The exhibit will feature the work of 20 photographers from around the world as they stimulate the conversation about the socially connected globe through still images. Find out more.

Last Chance to Apply to
Spirit & Place
Tomorrow is the deadline to apply for our two new staff positions!

Program & Outreach Director:
Responsible for designing and managing the production of all Spirit & Place programs (festival curation and non-festival programs).

Administrative Specialist:
Responsible for providing administrative, logistical, and volunteer support for all functions of Spirit & Place. Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.iu.edu/ 

Select "Browse Jobs" and search for job number 11996.

Spirit & Place Blog:
Plan 2020: Charting a Vision for the Future of Indianapolis 
Alex Miser


Journey is a very prevalent theme in Plan 2020, the Bicentennial plan for Indianapolis. The plan defines a new approach to planning in Indianapolis, meshing community vision, values and strategy with an unprecedented, coordinated update to core city government plans. 


Plan 2020's mission is to make Indianapolis a better place to live, work and visit. Read more.


Are you passionate about serving the community? Are you looking to increase your civic involvement at a leadership level? Then come out to the 12th annual Get on Board Monday, October 6th at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis from 4:00-6:30 PM, to network with more than 100 Indy-based non profit organizations. 
 For more info or RSVP click here.

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