Big Car brings art to people and people to art, sparking creativity in lives to transform communities.
As an adaptive and flexible cultural organization, Big Car draws together people of all backgrounds to promote and perpetuate creativity, invigorate public places, and support better neighborhoods.
Big Car is a creative community builder working to boost urban livability from an engagement-based arts and design perspective.
In partnership with other organizations, Big Car does four main things:
- Build social capital and encourage civic engagement by bringing diverse people together with cultural events and arts-based activities – and by helping develop, support, and retain leaders.
- Share the joy of creativity through engaging, participatory, and collaborative projects, and programs.
- Activate public spaces and places with innovative, surprising, and playful cultural programming: performances, games, exhibitions, and events.
- Collaborate with residents and stakeholders to transform neighborhoods.
Craig McCormick / architect / Blackline Studio
Ursula David / president / Ursula David Homes
Sam B. Sutphin / managing partner / White River Venture Partners
Diana Hartley Mutz / director of events and donor relations / Indiana Historical Society
Jeb Banner / CEO / SmallBox
John L. Clark / artist & poet / Big Car president emeritus
John P. Clark / visiting assistant professor / IUPUI School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Jane Henegar / executive director / Indiana Civil Liberties Union
Malina Simone Jeffers / president / Mosaic City
Wil Marquez / designer and principal / w/purpose Urban + Public Design
Kipp Normand / artist & community developer / SEND
David Yosha / filmmaker / Magnet Films
Jim Walker / executive director & founder + lead artist
Andy Fry / creative director
Anne Laker / director of cultural programs
Aryn Schounce / director of neighborhood initiatives
Tom Streit / staff artist
Brent Lehker / staff artist
Holly Sommers / staff artist + designer
Eduardo Luna / creative city fellow + immigrant refugee service corps member
Theon Jones / creative city fellow
John McCormick / creative city fellow
Jarrod Dortch / staff artist + far eastside ambassador
Dani McCormick / food fellow
Brad Gottschlich & Paige Deacon / interns
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