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Service Center sponsor & info packet

Service Center sponsor & info packet

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This is a packet with information about Service Center for Contemporary Culture and Community opening in the Lafayette Square neighborhood of Indianapolis, Indiana. The nonprofit arts organization Big Car is seeking sponsors and partners for this new facility and its programs that focus on bringing art and beauty to an area truly lacking in both. Learn more at http://www.bigcar.org. Get more information by email at jim@bigcar.org
This is a packet with information about Service Center for Contemporary Culture and Community opening in the Lafayette Square neighborhood of Indianapolis, Indiana. The nonprofit arts organization Big Car is seeking sponsors and partners for this new facility and its programs that focus on bringing art and beauty to an area truly lacking in both. Learn more at http://www.bigcar.org. Get more information by email at jim@bigcar.org

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Published by: Big Car on Mar 04, 2011
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B I G C A R D E S I G N & M A R K E T I N GS E R V I C E C E N T E R P R O P O S A L2 . 2 8 . 1 1
 
F O R C O N T E M P O R A R Y C U L T U R E A N D C O M M U N I T
 
S P O N S O R S H I P O P P O R T U N I T I E S
 
OUR BIG IDEA: HELPING TRANSFORM A NEIGHBORHOOD THROUGH ART 
SERVICE CENTER
 an 11,500-square-foot center for contemporary culture and community located onLafayette Road just northwest of 38th Street  presents an amazing opportunity to bring art andbeauty to an area lacking in these important things. And you can help Big Car and our partnersreinvest in this neighborhood and see it transform as a sponsor of Service Center.As a 501c3 nonprofit that uses creative, arts-based approaches to improving the quality of life inneighborhoods, Big Car relishes the opportunity to join you in playing a key part in a major effort to
revitalize a struggling area. We’re starting with transforming a vacant tire shop into a vibrant center 
for the community and city. Service Center is a flexible cultural space serving the neighborhood, cityand region. It is being donated  rent free  by the owners of the adjacent Lafayette Square Mall.Big Car will program the space  often in partnership with other organizations  in thefollowing ways:• Celebrate the ethnic diversity of the neighborhood through art shows and events.• Engage adults and children with collaborative exhibitions created by and about them.• Host exhibits by local, national and international artists  drawing visitors to the area.• Offer educational programs  including art, performance, and creative writing classes.• Provide space and equipment for programs serving adults and families such aslanguage literacy, financial literacy and computer literacy.• Make the space available for school field trip visits and after-school programs.• Provide a small library, reading area, and computer lab with free Internet access.• Create a community garden, growing food and beautifying the front of the building.• Offer a covered outdoor gathering area accessible to those waiting for buses.
• Facilitate a farmer’s market, car shows and other community events and meetings.
• Host live performance events including music, theater and dance.
C U L T U R EC O M M U N I T YC R E A T I V I T Y
B I G C A R D E S I G N & M A R K E T I N GS E R V I C E C E N T E R P R O P O S A L2 . 2 8 . 1 1
 
WHAT IS BIG CAR?
As a 501c3 nonprofit established in 2004, Big
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Car brings art to people and people to art.We spark
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creative ideas and produce cultural
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events and projects that help make
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Indianapolis a better place 
all while boosting the city's cultural landscape by working in all genres of art and combining them whenever possible. Our programs are collaborative and explore the notions of people and place, and the unique aspectsof community that connect them.
ENGAGE. EDUCATE. ENRICH.
Through our neighborhood art programs, Big Car teams up with community groups and cultural organizationsto provide children and adults access to art and beauty in neighborhoods most lacking in these.Our projects engage people from idea to creation to celebration  sharing with them the joy of makingart together.
ENTICE. ENTERTAIN. EXCITE.
We challenge and surprise audiences with our visual art, public art, literary, musical, film and performanceevents  at Big Car Gallery and elsewhere. We work with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Spirit & Place,Indiana History Center, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library and many others who share our passionfor this city.
WHAT ARE OUR GOALS FOR SERVICE CENTER?
• Improve the quality of life in the area through art, beauty, education and advocacy.• Provide an inviting and accessible venue for cultural events.• Highlight the cultural diversity and international flavor of the neighborhood.• Become a destination for visitors from across the city, region, and country  helping supportthe economic development of the neighborhood.• Beautify and utilize the whole building and nearby outside space, creating an attractive andwelcoming gateway to the mall and neighborhood.• Partner with neighborhood businesses, residents, schools, and citywide organizations to helpthe Lafayette Square neighborhood improve and become a cultural destination.
• Support the mall’s programming by organizing free events and programs in the mall.
• Advocate for improved pedestrian/bicycle/bus access to the area  making Service Center ahub for bicyclists and an amenity for those using public transportation.
C U L T U R EC O M M U N I T YC R E A T I V I T Y
B I G C A R D E S I G N & M A R K E T I N GS E R V I C E C E N T E R P R O P O S A L2 . 2 8 . 1 1

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