The application guidelines for the 2017 Spirit & Place Festival are online! Why should your organization consider applying?
Following the 2016 festival, event partners told us being involved in the Spirit & Place Festival allowed them to:
- Shine a light on new topics and innovative speakers
- Re-engage stakeholders on important issues
- Work with new community partners
- Hone professional skills
- Develop new frameworks of engagement
We appreciate what one of our partners in particular said of her experience, “Spirit & Place added legitimacy and a new platform to learn from, engage, and empower our [constituents].”
Speaking of awesome, Spirit & Place will again this year offer a $1,000 “Award of Awesomeness” to the festival event that best exemplifies the characteristics and values of Spirit & Place. (Congrats again to Ebenezer Baptist Church for their 2016 winning event, “Riverside Speaks!”)
Check out the application guidelines today and reach out to Erin Kelley, Spirit & Place Program Director, with any questions. She’ll be happy to work with you to brainstorm ideas, talk about event design, connect with potential collaborators, and find a venue, if possible.
Download the application guidelines HERE & mark your calendars for the Application Deadline: Friday, April 21 at 5p.m.
We look forward to seeing your event ideas to make this year’s Festival a great one!