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Pam Blevins Hinkle

The Polis Center

Expert Bio

Pam Blevins Hinkle directs the Spirit and Place Festival, s a multi-day festival of events independently created and hosted by the community and supported by the Spirit & Place organization, which is housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. A recipient of the 2003 Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, awarded by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, she is also a singer, instrumentalist and choral conductor.

She has led college, church and community choirs, including 13 years as artistic director of the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus. Blevins Hinkle is the choir director for the Midwest Unitarian Universalist Summer Assembly; teaches music improvisation at the Indiana Women’s Prison; and is a member of THIN AIR, a five-piece ensemble that creates fully improvised performances.

Areas of Expertise

Developing neutral programming environments for civil public discussion and grant writing; funding research; program development; and strategic planning services for cultural and historical organizations, libraries, faith-based organizations, social service and civic agencies, educational institutions, and health and human service organizations.