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WHY DOES INDIANAPOLIS NEED BIG CAR COLLABORATIVE?

TOO FEW PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THE JOY AND FULFILLMENT OF CREATIVITY. Cultural events should be for everybody, everywhere. We should all get to imagine, make, and play. OUR SOCIETY IS TOO DISCONNECTED. Still, people long for positive social experiences and opportunities to interact with each other. We often suffer from a LACK OF EMPATHY for others who are different from us. Our city’s neighborhoods need CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO CULTURAL PROBLEMS. Who better than cultural workers to address this? Public spaces aren’t realizing their potential. And this leads to MISSED OPPORTUNITIES for economic development, engagement, and civic pride. Indianapolis struggles to attract and retain talented and CREATIVE WORKERS, including artists, who are vital to a strong community. The vast majority of citizens here aren’t strong ADVOCATES or supporters of the arts. But this is likely due to a lack of opportunities to connect with creativity.

HOW DO WE, AS ARTISTS, ADDRESS THESE NEEDS?
• A MOBILE AND FLEXIBLE APPROACH to program delivery • SMART PLACEMAKING that includes the activation of public spaces with programming •M  ORE ENGAGING OUTLETS for all people to get creative, where they are •A  VOICE at the table as leaders work to boost livability in our community • A “DESIGN FOR GOOD” PROGRAM that helps neighborhoods, coalitions, and other nonprofits • PAID OPPORTUNITIES for artists who work collaboratively and are dedicated to improving our city • INCUBATING AND SUPPORTING emerging cultural initiatives and arts entrepreneurs • CONSTANT RESEARCH and regular travel to help us connect with others and learn

WHO IS BIG CAR? AND WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?
We’re a team of likeminded and dedicated artists. We believe art and creativity can break down differences, encourage empathy, and make people happier. We value collaboration, accessibility, and flexibility. We see the public work we do is our art medium. And we see the people of Indianapolis, our community, as our collaborators. BIG CAR STAFF LEADERSHIP Jim Walker, executive director Anne Laker, program director Andy Fry, creative director BIG CAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS • President: Craig McCormick, Blackline Studio • Vice President: Ursula David, Ursula David Homes • Treasurer: Sam B. Sutphin, White River Management Corp. • Secretary: Diana Hartley Mutz, Indiana Historical Society • David Yosha, Magnet Films • Jane Henegar, Indiana Civil Liberties Union • Wil Marquez, w/purpose • Kipp Normand, Southeast Neighborhood Community Development • John P. Clark, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, IUPUI • John L. Clark, artist and poet • Jeb Banner, SmallBox

WHAT DOES BIG CAR DO FOR INDIANAPOLIS?
DESIGN & CREATIVE PLACEMAKING: Garfield Park Better Blocks – Old Southside NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED INITIATIVES: Service Center Art Farm – Lafayette Square INCLUSIVE AND CONNECTING CULTURAL WORK: Galeria Magnifica — Far Eastside CITY-WIDE COLLECTIVE INITIATIVES: Reconnecting to Our Waterways – Indianapolis PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS: Indy City Futbol neighborhood leagues – Downtown MORE EXAMPLES: • Design for Good • Do-seum and Fun Fleet mobile art programs • Artist-in-Residence program • Walking programming • Art in Odd Places art festival • Big Car 10th Anniversary Celebration • Creative City Fellow • Cultural Entrepreneur Incubator program

NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOGRAPHICS & COLLABORATORS
Total Audience Total Artists Served Audience % Served RACE/ETHNICITY Asian Black/Af-American Caucasian Hispanic/Latino Multi-Racial Other TOTAL AGE Youth (18 and under) Adult (19- 64) Senior Citizen (65+) GENDER Female Male DISABILITY Total Persons with Disabilities 302     6,216      9,958      2,040      572      912      20,000     5,368      12,952     1,680  10,740     9,260   35      1.51% 31.08% 49.79% 10.2% 2.86% 4.56% 100% 8      40      119      19      25      3      214      KEY COLLABORATORS: • City of Indianapolis • Reconnecting to Our Waterways • TEDxIndianapolis • Central Indiana Community Foundation • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful • LISC • Indy Chamber • Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art • Indianapolis Museum of Art • Indiana Humanities • Eli Lilly & Co. (Lilly Day of Service) • Arts Council of Indianapolis • LOVE Indy • Velocity NEAR SOUTHSIDE • Garfield Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) • Southeast Neighborhood Development • Southeast Neighborhood Congress • Hinge Bureau LAFAYETTE SQUARE • International Marketplace Coalition (IMC) • Saraga International Market • Carniceria Guanajuato FAR EASTSIDE • Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE) • Superior Market • Finish Line

26.84%      32      64.76%      170      8.4%     12      53.7%     98      46.3%      116      1.7      1     

OUR ORGANIZATION AT A GLANCE
Big Car was founded in 2004 2010 annual budget: $118,000 2014 annual budget: $773,917 THE AREAS WE SERVE : Far Eastside Lafayette Square Downtown Near Southside INCOME PERCENTAGES:
44% Foundation Grants

OUR PARTNERS INCLUDE:
• Athenaeum Foundation • Butler University • The City of Indianapolis • Garfield Park Neighborhood Assoc. • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful • Know No Stranger • Immigrant Welcome Center • Indianapolis Museum of Art • Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art • International Marketplace Coalition • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra • Indianapolis International Film Festival • Indiana Humanities • IUPUI • Musical Family Tree • NoExit Performance • Reconnecting to Our Waterways • Spirit & Place Festival • Trade School Indy • University of Indianapolis

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS:
• Indianapolis Foundation • The Glick Fund • Efroymson Family Fund (all funds of the Central Indiana Community Foundation) • Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust • Herbert Simon Family Foundation • Indiana Arts Commission • Steve & Livia Russell • PNC Bank • Arts Council of Indianapolis • Howard L. Schrott • Christel DeHaan Family Foundation • Whole Foods Market • The Penrod Society • Sam Sutphin & Kerry Dinneen • Apparatus • Ursula David

27% 13% 6% 6% 3% 1%

Design Services Income Corporate Contributions Individual Donor Contributions & Board Admissions Income State & City Grants Facility Rental & Product Sales