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Love people, placemaking and waterways? We’re hiring!

Big Car seeks a Creative Placemaker in Residence for a one-year fellowship in partnership with Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW). The ROW Creative Placemaker will lead site-specific cultural programming along Indianapolis waterways and coordinate creative placemaking training for artists. This position is made possible through funding allocated by ROW and supported by The Kresge Foundation and Central Indiana Community Foundation.

The ROW Creative Placemaker will also lead our work at the Little Eagle Creek Waterway in the Lafayette Square area (a first-ring suburban area on the northwest side), coordinating projects and events that engage area residents and visitors. Send resumes, cover letters and any questions to email hidden; JavaScript is required, Director of Neighborhood Initiatives, by Friday, May 15. Highlight your experience with placemaking, collaboration, and community engagement. See full position description here.


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Two Westside Exhibitions: The Loo-vre and Noise Wall

Join us at our new pop-up art spaces in the Lafayette Place strip mall by visiting two unique exhibits. In the Show Room, see The Loo-vre, a gallery adjacent to the restroom (and inside the restroom) devoted to beautiful images of digestion — designed by Big Car artist-in-residence Niina Cochran.

In the Listen Hear sound-art space, experience Noise Wall. Sound artists from Los Angeles, France, Oregon, Italy, Florida, Germany our own Indiana have contributed unlikely sound-bearing objects that have been wired to behave like speakers, and the whole gallery wall is one big speaker.

Other than on holidays, Listen Hear and The Show Room is open Tuesdays 4-9 pm, Thursdays 11-7pm, and Saturdays 12-4 pm.


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Big Car Collaborative receives $100,000 through

Big Car is receiving $100,000 for creative placemaking work and arts programming related to the waterway destinations around the city and especially at our westside location near Little Eagle Creek. $55,000 will go toward programming and soft-scape improvements along the northwest side of the Little Eagle Creek waterway. Another $45,000 will provide system-wide programming and artist training to benefit all six local waterways, furthering the involvement of artists in creative placemaking projects. The grant will employ a shared full-time person for one year.

Funding for Reconnecting to Our Waterways is made possible by the Kresge Foundation and the Central Indiana Community Foundation. More details in a ROW press release.


Big Car featured on The Art Assignment on PBS Digital

Play the game created by Jim Walker and Florian Rivière here. Be sure to share your adventures on Twitter. There’s great documentation of what people are doing on The Art Assignment’s blog. Get your very own Drift Dice, a simplified version of the game you can take with you, here.


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