2013 Spirit & Place Festival accepting proposals for $20,000 community-building projects

The 2013 Spirit & Place Festival is going to open its 10-day November celebration with a groundbreaking event: it will give away a $20,000 award to one innovator who has a daring, original idea about re-shaping notions of race in Central Indiana.

Individuals and organizations from any sector and discipline—artists and cultural organizations, faith leaders and congregations, scholars and educational organizations, social entrepreneurs and civic organizations—are invited to submit original projects by October 1. Four finalists will present at “$20K: A Competition about Race,” the opening night event on Friday, November 1, 7:00 PM in The Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The winner will receive $20K for project implementation. Details and submission information available here.

With this event, Spirit & Place seeks to continue its mission of creating space for creativity and conversation, trusting in the talent and capacity of Central Indiana’s own citizens to build community, and providing a platform on which, together, all people can dare to imagine a better life.

James Jewitt