SOURCE: The Spirit & Place Festival

September 23, 2013 09:00 ET

Media Alert: A "Race" for $20K Marks Risky Start for 18th Annual Indy Festival

10-Day Festival Begins November 1 at The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art; Tickets on Sale Now

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwired - September 23, 2013) -

18th annual Spirit & Place Festival celebrates theme of RISK November 1-10

"Race" is a small word but one that largely shapes the perspectives we have of our communities and ourselves. On November 1, the 18th annual Spirit & Place Festival will host "$20K: A Competition about Race," inviting individuals or groups from any sector or discipline -- artists and cultural organizations, faith leaders and congregations, educational institutions and scholars, civic organizations and social entrepreneurs -- to submit original projects centered on a daring idea for reshaping notions of race in Central Indiana.

Audience members will cast their votes as four innovators vie for a $20,000 award. The winner will be selected by a combination of judge and audience votes. The submission deadline is October 1. A panel of judges (to be published later) will determine the preliminary finalists. For submission guidelines and selection criteria, visit

The Toby
Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 N. Michigan Road

Friday, Nov. 1
7-9 p.m.

TICKETS AND FULL EVENT LISTING: Tickets for the opening night event are $10 and can be purchased at For more information and a full list of festival events, visit

ABOUT THE SPIRIT & PLACE FESTIVAL: The Spirit & Place Festival catalyzes civic engagement, respect for diversity, public imagination, and enduring change. Spirit & Place is a collaborative community project managed by The Polis Center, part of the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Major partners include Lilly Endowment Inc.; Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc.; The Scott A. Jones Foundation; Bohlsen Group; The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF Fund; IUPUI; IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI; University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis Public Library and more than 200 other community partners and donors. For more information, call The Polis Center at (317) 274-2455 or visit The 2013 festival takes place November 1-10.

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