Your arts idea could win you $10,000!
Your idea on the theme of Revolutionize Your City: Art + Technology = Innovation could win you $10,000 to make it happen. People or organizations with Indianapolis-related project or program ideas that bring art and technology together -- could be low-fi or cutting-edge technology -- email a 300-to-500-word description with three jpeg images (sketches, concepts, past work) to Big Car executive director Jim Walker at email@example.com by midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 23. The five selected presenters will be notified by Jan. 25. Presentations (five slides, one minute each -- thus Five by Five) happen at a free public event featuring free food and Sun King beer for purchase at Service Center on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. That night, a panel of judges and the public will vote to determine the big winner.
A team of collaborators is helping Big Car on the event and with selection and judging of ideas. Teaming up on this Five by Five are Central-Indiana-based tech, design and startup innovators Dreamapolis, Idea Architects, IndySpectator, KA+A, The Levinson Center, SmallBox, and Verge.
This is the first of four 5x5 events to give away $10,000 for arts ideas. Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), the Efroymson Family Fund and the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation are funding the series as a platform for sharing innovative arts ideas in Indianapolis. The goals are to help projects get off the ground while launching a fun series of idea-generating events, hosted and shaped by some of the city's most important creative leaders. The only rules for the Five by Five series: projects must involve the arts; and each event features five finalists, presenting five slides in a maximum of five minutes. The winner at each receives $10,000. The broad themes for the three other Five by Five events are Make Your City (People for Urban Progress), Face Your City (IndyHub) and Connect Your City (Harrison Center for the Arts).
You can help Indianapolis enjoy music in the dark at Service Center
It's been performed in New York and L.A. Now it comes to Service Center on Feb. 20 -- a concert by New-York-based JACK Quartet performed in total darkness, a live musical experience we guarantee you'll never forget! And, with our friends from Ensemble Music Society, we are raising $2,350 to bring it here. You can help fund this project by making a tax-exempt donation here. Tickets are available for purchase here. Don't delay as seating for this truly unique experience are limited. Give yourself to this musical experience; give to help make this concert happen! The concert is the JACK Quartet's performance of contemporary Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas' Quartet No. 3, "in iij. Noct."-- written with instructions to be performed in 100 percent pitch dark and the musicians as far apart as possible in the space. JACK Quartet, one of hippest chamber groups around, has performed this piece in just a few other venues in the U.S.
Drop by and see us soon Service Center!
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Service Center for Culture and Community is open Wednesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for co-working, perusing the library, using the computer lab with free wi-fi, and participating in creative projects.
Check out this excellent national coverage in The Atlantic Cities here and Idiom here. See detailed coverage of Big Car and Service Center in the Indianapolis Business Journal here. Also read an excellent story from the Central Indiana Community Foundation about Service Center and Big Car here and another by Indiana Humanities here.
Saying YES to fun in our public spaces
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Big Car is excited to help invigorate our public spaces: parks, city squares, the Canal, The Cultural Trail, White River State Park. We're working to raise $20,000 over the course of 2012. Please join us in saying Yes to helping make fun and innovative things happen in our city.
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