Spirited Chase is an interactive on-the-go program hosted by WFYI each year as a part of the Spirit and Place Festival.

2020 Spirited Chase "Where It All Began"

Spirited Chase: Where It All Began

Saturday, November 14, 2020

During the 2020 Spirited Chase event, WFYI will be exploring "Origins" in our community.

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, this year's event will look a bit different.

We still promise to introduce you to Indianapolis ideas, individuals, and institutions as we explore various origin stories during this year's event.

Learn more and reserve your spot today!

2019 Spirited Chase “Transforming our Community”

WFYI would like to thank its amazing program partners for the 2019 Spirited Chase Event, “Transforming our Community.”  From creating mandalas from natural objects, to being matched with a "little", demanding the right to vote with women's suffragists, testing our knowledge about the foster care system, and learning how to flamenco dance, our partners showed us the many ways the people and places in our city are creating impact and transforming our community.

Find photos of the day on WFYI's Facebook.

2019 Spirited Chase Partners

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana serves more than 1,300 children annually ages 8 - 18 in Hamilton, Johnson, and Marion Counties. We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers, schools, and the donors in our community to defend, ignite, and empower the potential of every kid we serve. The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Become a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple, or Big Friend: 
• Make a gift or attend an event.

Arts for Learning

Arts for Learning engages children with the arts by bringing teaching artists into schools and communities. We believe in the arts and their ability to transform education. Studies show that when learning is enriched with the arts, students get more out of school. We offer programs in various forms – including performances, hands on workshops and in-depth residencies, our Programs integrate the arts with the curriculum to supply learning. Our programs occur wherever learning takes place, including after school programs, libraries, community centers, juvenile detention facilities, and hospitals.

The Indianapolis Propylaeum

The Indianapolis Propylaeum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission focused on women’s leadership, historic preservation, and arts and culture. The historic Propylaeum, which began in 1888 by May Wright Sewall, was originally founded as a space for women to meet, exchange ideas, and promoted women’s suffrage. Today we bring women and organizations together to learn, connect, and grow, promoting individual and community development, as well as providing a space for private events. 2020 marks the centennial of women’s suffrage and the Indianapolis Propylaeum has programming planned through fall 2020 to commemorate this historic milestone.

Foster Success

Foster Success’ mission is to ensure youth transitioning out of foster care are educated, housed, financially stable, employed and connected to a support system by age 25. We accomplish this through innovative programs that help them prepare for and help pay for college, provide financial literacy and match their savings toward the purchase of cars or apartments, and build credit through credit building microloans.

Test your knowledge about Indiana's foster youth and quiz your friends: fostersuccess.org/wfyi

Edison School of the Arts

Edison School of the Arts is a kindergarten through 8th-grade public magnet school for the visual, performing and digital arts. Edison's purpose is to provide rigorous academics through the implementation of arts integration into the core curriculum. Additionally, Edison offers unprecedented visual and performing arts opportunities to our students.


Nameless Catering
Thanks to the partners who kept us nourished throughout the day!


Spirited Chase is hosted as a part of the Spirit and Place Festival.